Myanmar

Myanmar / Bangladesh: Stop Rohingya Repatriation
21 August 2019 6:15 pm

(Bangkok, 21 August 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development urges the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to stop the repatriation of Rohingya refugees scheduled to start on 22 August. The Government of Myanmar has not met the conditions necessary to ensure voluntary, safe and dignified return of Rohingya refugees and the [ Read more ]

HRC41: Oral Statement on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar
15 July 2019 1:58 pm

 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s update on the situation of human rights of 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) Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Mr. President, [ Read more ]

Myanmar: International Community Must Ensure Justice and Accountability
3 July 2019 4:34 pm

(Geneva, 3 July 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice and Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) call on the international community to expedite the full operationalisation of the independent investigative mechanism for Myanmar (IIM) established by the UN Human Rights Council (Council) in September 2018. They made [ Read more ]

HRC41 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
3:01 pm

41st 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 the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 3 July 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the oral update by [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event – Myanmar: Human rights violations, impunity and militarisation of the economy
1 July 2019 11:58 am

  With Myanmar’s weak rule of law, corrupt judiciary and impunity for security force abuses, democratic space is diminishing. Impunity for gross human rights violations has significantly and demonstrably contributed to the validation of deeply oppressive and discriminatory conduct, enabled recurrence of human rights violations and atrocity crimes, emboldened perpetrators and silenced victims. How do [ Read more ]

ASEAN: Prioritise Rohingya rights and safety
19 June 2019 10:51 am

(Bangkok, 19 June 2019) – The government of Myanmar must ensure that the human rights of the Rohingya community are protected and respected while safe conditions should be in place in Rakhine State before any refugees are repatriated from Bangladesh, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) [ Read more ]

Myanmar: End Reprisals against Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone
29 March 2019 2:47 pm

(Bangkok, 29 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urges Myanmar to end reprisals against journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, for their investigations into what the United Nations has referred to as ‘gravest crimes under international law’ against Rohingya.[1] The journalists were convicted of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on UN Operations in Myanmar
27 March 2019 11:35 am

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Joint statement: Myanmar must be referred to International Criminal Court
22 March 2019 11:28 pm

Myanmar must be referred to International Criminal Court (Geneva/Bangkok, 22 March 2019) Following the adoption of the resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar today at the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Progressive Voice call for Myanmar to be [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s country reports and oral updates
21 March 2019 5:59 pm

  40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s country reports and oral updates Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 March 2019         Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High [ Read more ]