Burma/Myanmar

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 ]

ANNI Statement: Burma/Myanmar Must Protect Human Rights for All and Ensure Independent Investigations into Alleged Violations in Rakhine State
27 November 2016 7:00 pm

(Bangkok, 27 November 2016) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Progressive Voice,[1] is deeply concerned over the human rights situation in Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar. We strongly urge the Government to abide by its international responsibility to protect human rights in its territory, and call on [ Read more ]

Follow-up Workshop with National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in Burma/Myanmar
21 October 2016 10:35 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Equality Myanmar and partner Progressive Voice, is organising a 2-day Follow-up Workshop from National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Consultation on Protection Mechanisms 2015 on 21-22 October 2016 in Burma/Myanmar. Around 25 young activists from ethnic minority regions, conflict areas and rural areas [ Read more ]

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar
30 September 2016 3:17 pm

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar (30 September 2016, Bangkok) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Why a UNGA resolution is still needed
1 September 2016 3:43 pm

ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, Article 19, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are concerned that the European Union (EU) may not introduce a new resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the upcoming 71st session of the United [ Read more ]

HRC32 Oral Statement – High Commissioner’s oral update on Sri Lanka and report on Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar
30 June 2016 5:53 pm

32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: High Commissioner’s oral update on Sri Lanka and report on Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 29 June 2016   [ Read more ]

HRC32 Side Event – The Rohingyas in Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar: First Three Months of NLD-led Government
28 June 2016 11:54 am

Date: 28 June 2016 Time: 1600-1700 hrs Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva On the occasion of the submission of the UN High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar, The International Peace Bureau, together with The Arakan Project, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, The [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Welcomes the Adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma/Myanmar
25 March 2016 5:02 pm

(Bangkok, Geneva, 25 March 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the adoption of a resolution on Burma/Myanmar at the 31st session of the United Nations Human rights Council yesterday. The human rights organisation is highly encouraged by the fact that the resolution extended for one year the mandate of [ Read more ]