Myanmar

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Must Ensure Human Rights are Protected amid COVID-19 Pandemic
27 May 2020 6:08 pm

(Bangkok/Yangon, 27 May 2020) – The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) needs to fully exercise its powers and functions effectively, efficiently and fearlessly to make up for its disappointing lack of intervention on human rights violations exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, rights groups said today. The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions [ Read more ]

States’ reaction to COVID-19 will shape the discourse on human rights for years to come
8 May 2020 7:18 pm

States’ reaction to COVID-19 will shape the discourse on human rights for years to come (Bangkok, 8 May 2020) – As COVID-19 intensifies inequalities, the way Governments respond to the pandemic now will alter and shape the human rights discourse for the years to come, experts and civil society leaders said in a webinar today. [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement]Civil Society Organizations Calls for Immediate Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Myanmar
16 April 2020 1:43 pm

Joint-Statement Civil Society Organizations Calls for Immediate Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Myanmar 15 April 2020 We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individual call for the protection of civilians in armed conflict in Myanmar and for the State to comply with its obligations under the Geneva Conventions and UN Security Council Resolutions [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Restore Internet Services in Rakhine and Chin States, promote access to information for all
25 March 2020 3:42 pm

(Bangkok, 25 March 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member organisations, Equality Myanmar, Progressive Voice and Women’s League of Burma call for the full restoration of Internet services in townships in Rakhine and Chin States to enable communities to access critical information in the time of the COVID-19 [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Drop charges against Reuters and lawmaker Maun Kyaw Zan and repeal criminal defamation laws
11 March 2020 5:38 pm

(Bangkok, 11 March 2020) – The Asian Forum of Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the use of criminal defamation against news agency Reuters and local lawmaker Maung Kyaw Zan. FORUM-ASIA urges the Myanmar military to immediately drop these charges and abide by its obligations to protect the Rohingya from genocide and further violence. The [ Read more ]

Myanmar: End impunity and violence against ethnic and religious minorities
2:26 pm

(Geneva/Bangkok/Yangon, 11 March 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Action Committee for Democracy Development (ACDD), Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Progressive Voice (PV), call on the Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”) to ensure an end to impunity and justice for victims and [ Read more ]

HRC43 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
10 March 2020 5:00 pm

43rd 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) Tuesday, 10 March 2020   Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the [ Read more ]

HRC43 Oral Statement on Item 4: Discussion on oral update of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent inquiry into the involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar since 2011
9 March 2020 10:53 am

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Discussion on oral update of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent inquiry into the involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar since 2011 Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]

HRC 43 Oral Statement Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on Rohingya and Other Minorities in Myanmar
28 February 2020 6:01 pm

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on Rohingya and Other Minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 27 February 2020 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA notes the High Commissioner’s report. [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Drop Charges against Student Protesters and Reinstate Internet Access in Rakhine and Chin Townships
27 February 2020 10:41 am

(Bangkok, 27 February 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the charges brought against nine student organisers for staging a protest against the Internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin townships. The Government of Myanmar should ensure the charges are dropped and reinstate Internet access in the affected townships. On [ Read more ]