Myanmar

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 ]

HRC 40 Side Event: Myanmar – Another Year of Violence and Impunity – The Need for International Accountability
11 March 2019 3:43 pm

Date: Monday, 11 March 2019 Time: 17.00 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Speakers: Yanghee Lee, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Khin Ohmar, Progressive Voice Wai Wai Nu, Women Peace Network Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
11:27 am

40th 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 [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Investigate Police Violence against Karenni Protesters and Respect their Fundamental Freedoms
17 February 2019 10:53 am

(Bangkok, 17 February 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the Myanmar police’s violent response to a demonstration by Karenni people in Loikaw, Kayah State, Myanmar. FORUM-ASIA calls on the Government of Myanmar to respect the rights of all ethnic minorities to the freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, [ Read more ]

Joint Statement to ASEAN Leaders: ASEAN must not consider the option of voluntary return without addressing the root causes of the displacement and entrenched discrimination of the Rohingya
11 November 2018 8:40 pm

(Bangkok, 12 November 2018) – In the event of the 33rd ASEAN Summit on 13-15 November 2018, we, the undersigned civil society organisations, express our concern on the initiative of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), propelled by foreign ministers of Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore, to visit Myanmar in the upcoming month with the intention [ Read more ]

HRC39 Oral Statement at the annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective
24 September 2018 9:55 am

Human Rights Council 39th session Annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective (Gender integration and human rights investigations: strengthening a victim-centered approach) Speaker: Pooja Patel Thank you, Chair. ISHR and FORUM-ASIA stress the importance of ensuring gender-sensitive and gender-inclusive methodologies and the integration of a gender perspective by United Nations investigative teams. As [ Read more ]