Myanmar

[Statement] International Partners Must End all Cooperation with the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission
12 March 2021 5:31 pm

(March 11, 2021) – On 11 February 2021, the CSO Working Group on MNHRC Reform (Working Group)[1] called on the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) to denounce the military coup and stand with the people of Myanmar. It has failed to do so. We therefore believe that the MNHRC is an ally of the [ Read more ]

[Media Lines] Myanmar: The relentless and intensifying violence on peaceful protesters must stop now
4 March 2021 9:32 pm

Following the bloodiest day (3 March 2021) and  since the start of the coup in Myanmar on 1 February, FORUM-ASIA’s Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said: FORUM-ASIA stands in solidarity with Myanmar’s peaceful protesters as we continue to condemn the relentless and intensifying violence by Myanmar military and security forces against peaceful protestors. Yesterday alone, [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] ASEAN: Regional process should be aligned with Myanmar peoples’ aspiration
1 March 2021 9:34 pm

Joint Statement – ASEAN: Regional process should be aligned with Myanmar peoples’ aspiration (Bangkok, 1 March 2021) ‒ ‘The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AFMM) tomorrow should be utilised by ASEAN as an opportunity to take genuine and meaningful actions to call out the horrific acts of the Myanmar military and to explore a possibility to [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger
1:15 pm

URGENT STATEMENT Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger BANGKOK, 26 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC) strongly urge the Government of Malaysia to grant UNHCR immediate and [ Read more ]

Joint Call for a Global Arms Embargo on Myanmar: An Open Letter to the UN Security Council and Individual UN Member States
25 February 2021 10:28 pm

25 February 2021 We, the undersigned organizations, call on the United Nations Security Council and UN member states to urgently institute a coordinated, global arms embargo on Myanmar in response to the February 1, 2021 military coup that has deprived the people of Myanmar of the right to democratically elect their government. Our concerns are [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] ASEAN’s Response to the Military Coup in Myanmar
19 February 2021 11:04 am

Your Excellencies, Re: ASEAN’s response to the military coup in Myanmar As civil society organizations from the ASEAN region, we write to you urging you to use your unique position to influence the situation in Myanmar by taking immediate measures to ensure that the military respects people’s right to peaceful protests and to freedom of [ Read more ]

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Must Denounce the Military Coup and Uphold Fundamental Rights of Peoples
16 February 2021 4:56 pm

(Bangkok, 16 February 2021) — The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) must uphold the principles of human rights and ensure the independent, impartial and effective exercise of its powers and functions during the current human rights situation in Myanmar, rights groups said today. The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), an [ Read more ]

Myanmar: FORUM-ASIA’s response to Myanmar’s escalation of violence and internet shutdown
15 February 2021 5:13 pm

In response to Myanmar’s escalation of violence and internet disruption over the weekend, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Shamini Darshni Kaliemuthu said : Despite the UN Human Rights Council’s call last Friday for the Myanmar junta to release all arbitrarily detained and protect fundamental rights in accordance with international human rights laws, we have seen a rapid [ Read more ]

29th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar: Oral Statement
12 February 2021 9:52 pm

29th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council On the human rights implications of the crisis in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Friday, 12 February 2021 Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes this special session. This is an important step in [ Read more ]

Open Letter From Civil Society Organisations Calling on the UN Human Rights Council’s Immediate Action to ensure the Protection of Demonstrators
9 February 2021 4:50 pm

9 February 2021 To: Member and Observer State of the United Nations Human Rights Council Regarding the Urgent Situation in Myanmar Subject: Open Letter from Civil Society Organizations calling on the Council’s immediate action to ensure the protection of demonstrators Dear Excellencies, We are writing to express our deep concern over the safety of the [ Read more ]