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 ]

From Our Member, Odhikar, Bangladesh – Written Statement Submitted to HRC34: Stop Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingyas in Burma/Myanmar
24 February 2017 4:34 pm

Human Rights Council Thirty-fourth session Agenda item 4 ODHIKAR – Coalition for Human Rights brings the situation of the Rohingya Muslim community of Myanmar’s Rakhine state to the notice of the United Nations Human Rights Council to seek immediate effective intervention from the international human rights community to protect the victims from ethnic cleansing. The [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: Investigate the assassination of U Ko Ni, and address the alarming situation of minorities
2 February 2017 6:19 pm

(Bangkok, 2 February 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the assassination of U Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and legal advisor to the National League for Democracy (NLD), on 29 January 2017. We extend our condolences to the family of U Ko Ni and the people of Burma/Myanmar [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: Allow investigation to crisis in Rakhine State
13 December 2016 7:27 pm

(Bangkok, 13 December 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern over the reported mass atrocities, killings and displacement of Rohingya community. FORUM-ASIA calls upon the Government of Burma/Myanmar to ensure the protection of the Rohingya people, one of the most marginalised minorities in the country. The Government must [ Read more ]