Myanmar

Item 4: Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention – General Debate
17 September 2013 6:52 pm

Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2013 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA remains deeply concerned at the increased involvement of the Sri Lankan military in the civilian administration of the Northern and Eastern provinces.[1] Ongoing military presence has had disruptive [ Read more ]

Burma: Human Rights Groups Condemn Ongoing Crackdown on Protests and Peaceful Assemblies
2 May 2013 3:58 pm

Report Highlights Violations of Freedoms of Expression, Peaceful Assembly and Association (Rangoon/Bangkok, 2 May 2013): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUMASIA), together with its member Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), and Burma Partnership, called on the Burma government to respect the freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association. The appeal [ Read more ]

22nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana
20 March 2013 10:01 am

Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Khin Ohmar on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA, in association with its member organisation Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) and Burma Partnership, welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur (A/HRC/22/43) which demonstrates the need for sustained attention of [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: New Forms of Control and Threats to Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association amidst Reforms Fanfare
22 February 2013 6:36 pm

An international fact-finding mission was conducted by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) on 24-30 October 2012 to assess the situation of freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Burma, against the backdrop of the apparent democratic reforms embarked by the Burma government since 2011, including among others, by releasing over 700 [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: Serious Human Rights Challenges Require the Sustained Attention of the Human Rights Council
12 February 2013 12:27 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), in association with Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), Burma Partnership, and the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), urges the United Nations Human Rights Council to remain seized of the serious and ongoing human rights abuses occurring in Burma/Myanmar. In the past two years, [ Read more ]

Burma: Continued violations of fundamental freedoms and new forms of control expose the empty façade of reforms
5 November 2012 4:21 pm

Preliminary Findings of FORUM-ASIA’s Fact-Finding Mission on the Situation of Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association in Burma in the Context of Apparent Democratic Reforms (Rangoon/Bangkok, 5 November 2012) Human rights protection in Burma will remain illusory if fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly and association are not properly safeguarded in the current legal reforms in [ Read more ]

20th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention – General Debate (Burma & Sri Lanka)
4 July 2012 4:40 pm

Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 28 June 2012 Thank you, Madame President. FORUM-ASIA expresses its concern at the lack of any substantial progress made by the Sri Lankan government in implementing the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations. The government [ Read more ]

Burma: International monitoring and protection of all civilians from religious and ethnic violence needed in Western Burma
13 June 2012 4:08 pm

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma), the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) of Indonesia, and Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH Jakarta) of Indonesia are deeply alarmed by the continued sectarian violence in Rakhine State [ Read more ]

Burma: Urgent reforms are the real litmus test of government’s commitment to change
30 March 2012 10:41 am

In the lead-up to the by-elections on 1 April, which are already marred by irregularities and censorship,[1] rights groups have stressed that key benchmarks have not yet been met. The international community must press for urgent steps to meet these benchmarks and to initiate substantive reforms without delay. These steps, more than the by-elections, are [ Read more ]

19th HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana
13 March 2012 11:11 am

FORUM-ASIA and Conectas welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur (A/HRC/19/67), and we strongly support the extension of his mandate for the sustained action of this Council to ensure that the small positive steps taken by the government are transformed into substantive and irreversible reforms in the country. Mr. Quintana, time and again we echo [ Read more ]