Myanmar

HRC 45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar
15 September 2020 11:30 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020  [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet
2 September 2020 4:42 pm

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/09/02/myanmar-drop-charge-against-activist-poet For Immediate Release Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet Lift Internet Ban; Quash Cases Against Students Protesting Shutdown (Bangkok, September 2, 2020) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately drop the charge against the free-speech activist and poet Maung Saungkha, seven international human rights organizations said today. Police in Yangon charged him on July 7, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Equality Myanmar, Myanmar – Rights of the child in Myanmar: 3rd Cycle UPR
30 August 2020 1:34 pm

RIGHTS OF THE CHILD IN MYANMAR: 3RD CYCLE UPR Myanmar Child Rights Coalition (MCRC) is a reporting task group of NGO Child Rights Working Group. NCRWG consists of 50 local and international child rights organisations and aims to fulfil the rights of children in Myanmar through strengthening the cooperation and collaboration between government, institutions, and [ Read more ]

Myanmar: Three years on, still no justice for the Rohingya
25 August 2020 7:36 pm

Myanmar: Three years on, still no justice for the Rohingya On the third anniversary of the Rohingya genocide, FORUM-ASIA’s East Asia and ASEAN Manager Rachel Arinii-Judhistari said: Three years after the Myanmar military drove out close to a million Rohingya in its genocidal ‘clearance operation’, the genocide against them continues. The Myanmar government has failed [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review – 37th Session of the Working Group – Myanmar
10 August 2020 1:55 pm

Burma/Myanmar Joint Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review 37th Session of the Working Group Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Contact: Khin Ohmar, Chairperson of the Advisory Board, Progressive Voice (info@progressive-voice.org) This submission is a joint submission by The CSO Working Group on MNHRC Reform (“The Working Group”). The Working Group was formed in January [ Read more ]

HRC44 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
20 July 2020 4:12 pm

44th 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 Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 14 July 2020 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special Rapporteur’s update. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – eSymposium on Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia. Rohingyas on Land and at Sea
9 July 2020 4:02 pm

RMMRU eSymposium on Hunger, Exploitation, Hate Crime and Xenophobia Rohingyas on Land and at Sea Press Release Thursday, 9 July 2020   Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. The Rohingyas are no exception. The lockdowns and economic slowdown in different countries have robbed Rohingyas of their livelihood opportunities and pushed [ Read more ]

HRC44 Oral Statement on Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s update on the human rights situation of Rohingya
1 July 2020 12:02 pm

44th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s update on the human rights situation of Rohingya Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 30 June 2020   Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Must Ensure Human Rights are Protected amid COVID-19 Pandemic
27 May 2020 6:08 pm

(Bangkok/Yangon, 27 May 2020) – The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) needs to fully exercise its powers and functions effectively, efficiently and fearlessly to make up for its disappointing lack of intervention on human rights violations exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, rights groups said today. The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions [ Read more ]

States’ reaction to COVID-19 will shape the discourse on human rights for years to come
8 May 2020 7:18 pm

States’ reaction to COVID-19 will shape the discourse on human rights for years to come (Bangkok, 8 May 2020) – As COVID-19 intensifies inequalities, the way Governments respond to the pandemic now will alter and shape the human rights discourse for the years to come, experts and civil society leaders said in a webinar today. [ Read more ]