Myanmar

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Release Arbitrarily Detained Student Protesters and Cease Further Prosecutions
24 November 2020 5:46 pm

  23 November 2020 We, the undersigned 10 human rights organizations, call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately end criminal proceedings against student activists and other individuals charged in relation to recent peaceful protest activities. We call on the Myanmar authorities to immediately and unconditionally  release those detained for simply exercising their human rights. Authorities [ Read more ]

Myanmar: A flawed election process amidst continuous exclusion of minorities and assault on civic space
5 November 2020 2:36 pm

(Bangkok, 5 November 2020) ‒ Myanmar’s election process perpetuates existing systematic and structural inequalities and discrimination, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled on 8 November. ‘Myanmar’s elections have been characterised by the continued disenfranchisement of its ethnic minority groups, particularly the Rohingya, and the use of [ Read more ]

Briefing Paper: Pervasive Hate Speech and the Role of Facebook in Myanmar
4 November 2020 9:18 pm

Myanmar is scheduled to hold its elections on 8 November 2020. The run-up to the elections has been characterised by the continued exclusion of the Rohingya. The country’s 1982 Citizenship Law, which deprived the Rohingya of their citizenship, has been used to deprive them of the right to participate in these elections. In the year [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
29 September 2020 12:45 pm

45th 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 Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  Tuesday, 22 September 2020 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s update. [ Read more ]

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch: Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration
24 September 2020 4:31 pm

Online Policy Dialogue and Book Launch Stay-behind Children in Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines: Implementing ASEAN Declaration on the Protection of Children in the Context of Migration Tuesday, 29 September 2020 2-5 PM (GMT+7) R.S.V.P.  Click here to register by 12 PM 29 September 2020 Migration trends have been on the rise, particularly in Southeast [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
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45 th 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 Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 22 September 2020  Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar
23 September 2020 3:34 pm

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020 [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
15 September 2020 11:36 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020      Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar
11:30 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020  [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet
2 September 2020 4:42 pm

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/09/02/myanmar-drop-charge-against-activist-poet For Immediate Release Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet Lift Internet Ban; Quash Cases Against Students Protesting Shutdown (Bangkok, September 2, 2020) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately drop the charge against the free-speech activist and poet Maung Saungkha, seven international human rights organizations said today. Police in Yangon charged him on July 7, [ Read more ]