Burma/Myanmar

HRC38: Oral Statement on the human rights situation of the Rohingya people in Myanmar
5 July 2018 3:43 pm

 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: General debate on follow-up and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Razia Sultana on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 04 July 2018 Mr. President, we welcome the High Commissioner’s update. I [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: The UN Must Establish a Mechanism towards Accountability for Gross and Systematic Human Rights Violations in Myanmar
28 June 2018 7:11 pm

28 June 2018 Yesterday at the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Ms. Yanghee Lee, proposed an international mechanism towards accountability that provides support for victims; investigates and documents violations, and prepares evidence for future criminal prosecution. The Special Rapporteur also [ Read more ]

HRC38: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
27 June 2018 6:05 pm

 38th 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 Khin Ohmar on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 27 June, 2018   Mr. President, we welcome the Special Rapporteur’s update. [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Human Rights in Myanmar
10:37 am

  Date: Wednesday, 27 June 2018 Time: 15.30 – 16.30 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations Speakers: UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar Moderator: R. Iniyan Illango, FORUM-ASIA

Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process
20 June 2018 5:46 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Chairperson U Win Mra Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 27, Pyay Road Hlaing Township, Yangon Republic of the Union of Myanmar chmyanmarnhrc@gmail.com Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process Dear Honorable U Win Mra, [ Read more ]

Fact-finding Report on Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
2:51 pm

  In the face of a new wave of violence that included genocidal killings by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State since 24 August 2017, some 671,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from their villages and townships as of April 2018. They are now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, together with [ Read more ]

Joint Statement – Burma: ASEAN Must Take Immediate Action to Address the Worsening Conflict and Humanitarian Situation in Burma’s Kachin State
13 June 2018 11:15 am

ASEAN Must Take Immediate Action to Address the Worsening Conflict and Humanitarian Situation in Burma’s Kachin State We, the undersigned solidarity and democracy activists and civil society organisations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region express our grave concern over the recent escalation of armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Kachin State, Burma that has resulted in [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Violence and Unlawful Charges against Anti-war Protesters Alarming for Myanmar’s Civic Space
14 May 2018 7:02 pm

(14 May 2018, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is concerned about the use of violence against the anti-war protesters in Yangon on 12 May, and urges the authorities to immediately drop all charges against the protesters, which are based on the newly amended controversial 2011 Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Reuters journalists proved entrapped should be released immediately
25 April 2018 6:30 pm

(Bangkok, 25 April 2018) – Today saw another hearing in the case against Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Reuters reporters who have been imprisoned since 12 December last year. A Yangon Court was asked by the lawyer of the prosecution to consider Police Captain Moe Yan Naing a hostile witness,[1] after he [ Read more ]

ASEAN Member States should act against human rights violations in the region, particularly against the Rohingya
12:31 pm

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 25 April 2018) – As leaders of ASEAN Member States meet to discuss international and regional issues at the ASEAN Summit from 25 – 28 April 2018 in Singapore, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) raises its concerns to the Heads of State of ASEAN about the continuously deteriorating human rights situation in [ Read more ]