Burma/Myanmar

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.

Joint Statement: Myanmar Authorities Must Immediately Release and Drop Charges Against Three Detained Journalists
14 July 2017 2:42 pm

(14 July 2017) – We, the undersigned civil society organizations, condemn the arrest, detention and prosecution of six people, including three journalists, under the 1908 Unlawful Associations Act in Myanmar. We demand that these charges against them are dropped and that the three journalists are immediately and unconditionally released, as they have been detained solely [ Read more ]

HRC35 Oral Statement on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar
16 June 2017 2:22 pm

35th 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 Yin Yadanar Thein on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 15 June 2017 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the update by the [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to States on the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Burma/Myanmar
27 April 2017 5:48 pm

Dear Your Excellency, We, the undersigned, call on States, including the United States, United Kingdom and the member states of the European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to strongly encourage the Myanmar government to fully cooperate with the forthcoming Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation in Rakhine [ Read more ]

UN Human Rights Council decides to urgently dispatch an international fact finding mission to Burma/Myanmar
24 March 2017 5:12 pm

(Geneva, 24 March 2017) – Today, in a landmark decision, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution to urgently dispatch an international fact finding mission to look into gross human rights violations in Burma/Myanmar. This comes after numerous calls by UN experts and civil society for an International Commission of Inquiry (COI) into allegation [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: Human Rights Council should establish an independent, international investigation into gross human rights abuses
15 March 2017 6:05 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 15 March 2017)  – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with Progressive Voice, Women’s Peace Network, Kachin Women’s Association-Thailand, and Ta’ang Women’s Organization, call on the UN Human Rights Council to establish a commission of inquiry or a similar mechanism to investigate allegations of grave international humanitarian law and human [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Testimonies from the ground: Conflict, Minorities, Human Rights and Human Security in Burma/Myanmar
14 March 2017 11:16 am

  Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is organising a side-event on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar. The side event will attempt to bring together civil society actors from different ethnic groups in Burma/Myanmar to [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Accountability for Human Rights Violations Against Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma
13 March 2017 6:18 pm

Myanmar’s security forces have waged a campaign of violence against the Rohingya community since armed groups attacked border police posts in northern Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar in October. Myanmar authorities have largely met allegations of human rights violations with blanket denials: they have accused Rohingya of villagers of burning their own homes and fabricating reports of [ Read more ]

Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar – A Briefing Paper by Progressive Voice and FORUM-ASIA
5:37 pm

This paper, produced by Progressive Voice and FORUM-ASIA, evaluates how the Burma/Myanmar Government has fared in the past year in addressing human rights issues in the context of recommendations by the United Nations. One year ago, the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) came at a crucial juncture in the country’s history [ Read more ]

HRC34 Oral Statement on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar
10:50 am

34th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Ms Yanghee Lee Oral Statement Delivered by Wai Wai Nu On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 13 March 2017 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA together with [ Read more ]