Myanmar

Press Conference: Analysis of the Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar and its impact on human rights and democracy
23 April 2021 6:39 pm

Date: Monday, 26 April 2021 Time: 10 – 11 AM (GMT +7) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live, Twitter Live Registration: http://l.forum-asia.org/MNpresscon ASEAN will have held its Special Summit on Myanmar on 24 April 2021, in hopes that the worsening situation in Myanmar will finally be put to an end. But with Myanmar’s military head Min Aung Hlaing [ Read more ]

Brief: One Vision, Different Responses: An Analysis of ASEAN Member States’ Responses to the Myanmar Coup and Recommendations
22 April 2021 1:00 pm

Since the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’état on 1 February 2021, military forces have arbitrarily arrested, charged or sentenced at least 3,331 people and killed at least 739 others, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.1 The military is now increasingly repressing independent media through raids, filing lawsuits against reporters, and [ Read more ]

[Online Event] Southeast Asia Peoples’ Summit on Myanmar
21 April 2021 8:08 am

You are invited to the Southeast Asia Peoples’ Summit on Myanmar, an online gathering for like-minded colleagues and friends in the region to amplify our collective call for the respect and protection of human rights, democracy and civic space in Myanmar. Ahead of the Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar set to be on 24 April [ Read more ]

[Online Event] Southeast Asia Peoples’ Summit on Myanmar
20 April 2021 6:04 pm

Date: 22 April 2021 Time: 9.00 – 12.00 am (Bangkok Time) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live and Twitter Live Registration: bit.ly/SEAPeoplesSummit2021   Agenda: 9:00 – 12:00 NN JKT/BKK time – Southeast Asia Peoples’ Summit Hall Speakers’ interventions Virtual Demonstration Movement by Me Me Khant, a Poet and Activist. Followed by Solidarity Expression from various Southeast Asia CSOs and [ Read more ]

[Online public dialogue] One Vision, Different Responses: Public Dialogue on ASEAN Responses to Myanmar
18 April 2021 10:20 am

Date: 22 April 2021 Time: 7.00 – 8.30 pm (ICT) / 2.00 – 3.30 pm (CET) Platform: Zoom, Facebook Live and Twitter Live Registration: bit.ly/FAASEANMyanmarDialogue  Two months since the 1 February 2021 coup in Myanmar, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to be criticised for failing to hold the Myanmar military accountable, stop [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Brutal crackdown and targeting of human rights defenders and civil society continue
1 April 2021 12:25 pm

1 April 2021 Myanmar: Brutal crackdown and targeting of human rights defenders and civil society continue Front Line Defenders, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice, Civil Rights Defenders, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (OMCT-FIDH) and Reporters Without Borders condemn the gross human rights violations committed by the [ Read more ]

[Joint statement] International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and State Donors: Stop loans and fully reassess Myanmar policy in light of coup d’état Do not fund the military junta or its cronies
25 March 2021 9:28 pm

To the international community, and in particular, IFIs and States, We urge you, in the strongest terms, to immediately freeze and comprehensively reassess your lending relationship with Myanmar, in light of the 1 February 2021 coup d’état by the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw). The coup was illegal, even under the Tatmadaw-designed 2008 Constitution of Myanmar, and [ Read more ]

Timeline: #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
19 March 2021 4:37 pm

Since the military seized power on 1 February 2021, millions of people from all walks of life are demanding the military hand back power to civilian control and are held fully accountable, and are calling for the release of all those detained, including Aung San Suu Kyi. As large-scale demonstrations across Myanmar continue in its [ Read more ]

HRC46 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
17 March 2021 5:38 pm

46th regular of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  Friday, 12 March 2021      Madam President, We welcome the Secretary-General’s update on the [ Read more ]

HRC46 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
15 March 2021 5:14 pm

46th 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) Thursday, 11 March 2021      Madam President, we welcome the Special [ Read more ]