Burma/Myanmar

HRC36 Oral Statement on the Deteriorating Human Rights Situations in ASEAN Member States
26 September 2017 11:55 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: General Debate on the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 25 September 2017 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) emphasises on regional [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on Burma/Myanmar
20 September 2017 12:08 pm

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4 Interactive Dialogue with the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Khin Ohmar on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 18 September 2017 Mr. President. We welcome the update of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar and [ Read more ]

HRC36 Oral Statement on Human Rights Situations in Several Asian Countries
13 September 2017 10:43 am

36th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2 General Debate: Oral Update by the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 12 September 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Oral Update by the UN [ Read more ]

Briefing Paper for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR): “Update on the mass displacement of people from Rakhine State”
11 September 2017 11:38 am

  Jointly submitted by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN)   Statement of Purpose              FORUM-ASIA welcomes the opportunity to present this joint briefing paper, in partnership with the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The purpose of this [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to UNHRC on Rakhine State, Myanmar
10 September 2017 12:27 pm

08 09 2017 To: Member and Observer states of the UN Human Rights Council Open Letter Subject: Urgent action needed on Myanmar   Dear Excellencies We write to you regarding the deeply concerning situation in Myanmar, particularly in Rakhine State. Reports estimate that more than 270,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh following the outbreak of [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Human Rights Violations with Rohingya Community in Burma/Myanmar
12:23 pm

Throughout Asia religious and ethnic minorities are major victims for oppression and persecution. Recently the largest crisis in Myanmar/Burma in which as per the international organizations 120,000 Rohingyas have fled the conflict zone and are sheltered in Bangladesh. At least 20,000 people, including women and children are stranded in mountainous terrain between the countries without [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Media Statement: Stop Genocide – Push for Intervention Now
8 September 2017 3:25 pm

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) welcomes the decision by Khairy Jamaluddin to engage with the Myanmar embassy with regards to the persecution and killing of ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine, Myanmar. Given the urgency and gravity of the situation faced by Rohingya and others in Rakhine state at this present moment, it is of paramount importance for [ Read more ]

Myanmar: The international community must take urgent action to stop human rights violations in Burma/Myanmar
5 September 2017 6:11 pm

(Bangkok, 5 September 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the latest outbreak of violence in Northern Rakhine State in Burma/Myanmar. The latest attacks have seriously endangered the Rohingya community. FORUM-ASIA calls on the international community, including the UN Human Rights Council, to urgently take all action possible to [ Read more ]

India: Protect the Right to Life and Stop Deportation of 40,000 Rohingyas
24 August 2017 12:17 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 24 August 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the position taken by the Government of India to deport 40,000 Rohingyas back to Burma/Myanmar. In the face of allegations of gross human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Burma/Myanmar, this decision is not only a serious violation of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Equality Myanmar, Burma/Myanmar – Annual Report 2016 (July 2017)
28 July 2017 11:15 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member from Burma/Myanmar, Equality Myanmar, published its annual report of the year 2016. The report focuses on the “Stories of Change” from the prominent human rights defenders in Myanmar, its programme overview throughout the year, and its financial information. For the PDF version of this report, click here.