Myanmar

Rights groups call for an end to enforced disappearances in ASEAN
30 August 2014 4:58 pm

30 August 2014 Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia. Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances [ Read more ]

Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana
17 March 2014 11:15 am

Oral Statement Delivered by Joses Kuan on Behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  Monday, 17 March 2014  Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s report (A/HRC/25/64), which underlines a need for the Council’s sustained attention as serious violations persist and remain unaddressed, undermining positive developments. We share the Special Rapporteur’s concern [ Read more ]

Briefing Paper on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar 25th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council
10 March 2014 3:38 pm

      Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-­‐ASIA) Burma Partnership   Briefing Paper on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar 25th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council   1.1 Introduction   While acknowledging the positive developments that have occurred in some areas relating to human rights in Burma/Myanmar, in [ Read more ]

Burma: Imprisonment of Arakan Human Rights Defenders Exposes Government’s Continued Complicity in Corporate Human Rights Abuses
30 September 2013 2:45 pm

More Human Rights Defenders Imprisoned Despite Pledge to Free All Political Prisoners (Bangkok, 30 September 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group representing 47 member organizations in 16 countries across Asia, including Burma, slammed the Burma government for the conviction of ten individuals to three months [ Read more ]

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 ]