Myanmar

Myanmar: Comply with the International Court of Justice’s Ruling to Protect the Rohingya
27 January 2020 3:49 pm

(Bangkok, 27 January 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the unanimous decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to protect the Rohingya from genocide, and urges the Government of Myanmar to fully comply with the Court’s ruling. Myanmar must acknowledge the gravity of its crimes against [ Read more ]

The International Court of Justice hearings evidence of need for international action to ensure accountability in Myanmar
12 December 2019 6:03 pm

(Bangkok, 12 December 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes efforts of The Gambia to hold Myanmar accountable for genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and condemns the continuous denials by Myanmar’s leaders of these human rights violations. As the world is watching, these denials should be taken [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Promote press freedom, and end reprisals against Development Media Group
3 October 2019 3:58 pm

Myanmar: Promote press freedom, and end reprisals against Development Media Group (Bangkok, 3 October 2019) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the harassment of the Development Media Group (DMG) and its Chief Editor, Aung Marm Oo. We call on the authorities of Myanmar to put an end to the reprisals [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Take Urgent Action to End Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes
18 September 2019 11:16 am

17 September, 2019 Take Urgent Action to EndGenocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes FORUM-ASIA, Progressive Voice, and Karen Human Rights Group call on Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”) to take concrete action to ensure justice and accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes perpetrated against [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 2:Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
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42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. In spite [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
17 September 2019 11:22 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Wai Wai Nu On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 16 September 2019     Mr. President, We welcome the update [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Justice for Myanmar’s Ethnic and Religious Minorities – The Council and Beyond
16 September 2019 2:56 pm

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Time: 16.00 – 17.00 Venue: Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Bangladesh: Restore freedom of movement and communication of Rohingya
13 September 2019 6:04 pm

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 13 September 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses its deep concerns over the shutdown of 3G and 4G services in the Tekhnaf and Ukhiya camps, in Cox’s bazaar. This shutdown has grave consequences for the rights of the Rohingya people, as it restricts their freedom of expression, their [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the Oral Update by the High Commissioner and the Report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar
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42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the Oral Update by the High Commissioner and the Report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism on Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 11 September 2019 Mr. President, [ Read more ]

Myanmar / Bangladesh: Stop Rohingya Repatriation
21 August 2019 6:15 pm

(Bangkok, 21 August 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development urges the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to stop the repatriation of Rohingya refugees scheduled to start on 22 August. The Government of Myanmar has not met the conditions necessary to ensure voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees and the [ Read more ]