Myanmar

HRC43 Oral Statement on Item 4: Discussion on oral update of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent inquiry into the involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar since 2011
9 March 2020 10:53 am

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Discussion on oral update of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the recommendations of the independent inquiry into the involvement of the United Nations in Myanmar since 2011 Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]

HRC 43 Oral Statement Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on Rohingya and Other Minorities in Myanmar
28 February 2020 6:01 pm

43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s Report on Rohingya and Other Minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 27 February 2020 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA notes the High Commissioner’s report. [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Drop Charges against Student Protesters and Reinstate Internet Access in Rakhine and Chin Townships
27 February 2020 10:41 am

(Bangkok, 27 February 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the charges brought against nine student organisers for staging a protest against the Internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin townships. The Government of Myanmar should ensure the charges are dropped and reinstate Internet access in the affected townships. On [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Comply with the International Court of Justice’s Ruling to Protect the Rohingya
27 January 2020 3:49 pm

(Bangkok, 27 January 2020) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the unanimous decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordering Myanmar to protect the Rohingya from genocide, and urges the Government of Myanmar to fully comply with the Court’s ruling. Myanmar must acknowledge the gravity of its crimes against [ Read more ]

The International Court of Justice hearings evidence of need for international action to ensure accountability in Myanmar
12 December 2019 6:03 pm

(Bangkok, 12 December 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes efforts of The Gambia to hold Myanmar accountable for genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and condemns the continuous denials by Myanmar’s leaders of these human rights violations. As the world is watching, these denials should be taken [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Promote press freedom, and end reprisals against Development Media Group
3 October 2019 3:58 pm

Myanmar: Promote press freedom, and end reprisals against Development Media Group (Bangkok, 3 October 2019) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the harassment of the Development Media Group (DMG) and its Chief Editor, Aung Marm Oo. We call on the authorities of Myanmar to put an end to the reprisals [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Take Urgent Action to End Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes
18 September 2019 11:16 am

17 September, 2019 Take Urgent Action to EndGenocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes FORUM-ASIA, Progressive Voice, and Karen Human Rights Group call on Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”) to take concrete action to ensure justice and accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes perpetrated against [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 2:Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
10:56 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. In spite [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
17 September 2019 11:22 am

42nd 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 Wai Wai Nu On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 16 September 2019     Mr. President, We welcome the update [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Justice for Myanmar’s Ethnic and Religious Minorities – The Council and Beyond
16 September 2019 2:56 pm

Date: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Time: 16.00 – 17.00 Venue: Room IV, Palais des Nations, Geneva