HUMANiTi Malaysia, in partnership with the OIC, KAICIID and ALTSEAN-Burma,convened a roundtable ‘Tolerance in a People-Centred ASEAN’ on 6-7 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event brought together diverse stakeholders from the ASEAN region, including representatives of more than 20 national, regional and international non- governmental organisations, to discuss key trends, issues of concern and share approaches to promote tolerance in ASEAN […]April 10, 2015 • By Humaniti • Tags: Altsean-Burma, ASEAN, Humaniti • Read more ➤
Paris, Bangkok, 23 March 2015: Burma has failed to fully implement commitments it made at its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said in their joint report submitted to the Working Group on the UPRyesterday. Burma will be reviewed at the 23rd Session of the Working Group on 9 November 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland […]March 23, 2015 • By Altsean-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights • Tags: Altsean-Burma, International Federation for Human Rights • Read more ➤
New York, Paris, Bangkok – A UN General Assembly’s Third Committee resolution must continue to address serious human rights violations in Burma, FIDH and its member organization Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) urged Permanent Missions to the UN during a visit by an FIDH-organized to New-York […]October 21, 2014 • By International Federation for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma • Tags: Altsean-Burma, Arakan/Rakhine, Burma Government, Human Rights Violations, IDPs, International Federation for Human Rights, Kachin, Movement for Democracy Current Forces, Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, Rohingyas, Shan, UN General Assembly, Women Peace Network - Arakan • Read more ➤
Amnesty International, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) today call on the European Union (EU) and its member states to ensure continued international engagement on the human rights situation in Burma by again introducing a resolution on the country at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October 2014. A failure to retain a robust UNGA resolution on Burma would endanger progress on human rights, which has increasingly come under threat this year […]September 1, 2014 • By Amnesty International,International Federation for Human Rights,Altsean-Burma • Tags: Altsean-Burma, Amnesty International, Arakan/Rakhine, European Union, Human Rights Defenders, Human Rights Violations, International Federation for Human Rights, Journalists, Kachin, Muslims, Political Prisoners, President Thein Sein, Rohingya, Sexual Violence, United Nations General Assembly • Read more ➤
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 also continue to target vulnerable groups, such as children. Three new cases of enforced disappearance that took place over the past year clearly illustrate this worrying pattern […]
Without genuine legislative reform and sustained international pressure, the number of Burma’s political prisoners is set to steadily rise, FIDH and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), warned today […]July 15, 2014 • By International Federation for Human Rights and Altsean-Burma • Tags: 1962 Printers and Publishers Registration Act, Altsean-Burma, Arrest, Freedom of Assembly, International Federation for Human Rights, Journalists • Read more ➤
Paris, Bangkok: The conviction of four reporters to lengthy prison terms is the clearest sign of Burma’s backsliding on press freedom, FIDH and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), said today. On 10 July, a court in Pakokku, Magwe Division, sentenced all four Unity Weekly reporters Lu Maw Naing, Yarzar Oo, Paing Thet Kyaw, and Sithu Soe and the Unity Weekly CEO Tint San to 10 years in prison with hard labor under the 1923 Official Secrets Act […]July 10, 2014 • By International Federation for Human Rights and Altsean-Burma • Tags: Altsean-Burma, Arrest, Freedom of Expression, Government of Myanmar, Imprisonment, International Federation for Human Rights, Media Freedom, Parliament • Read more ➤
Bangkok-Geneva-Paris-Rangoon. The Burmese Government must end the prosecution of Rohingya human rights defender Kyaw Hla Aung and immediately release him, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, and the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) said today […]July 4, 2014 • By Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Altsean-Burma • Tags: Altsean-Burma, Arakan/Rakhine, Government of Myanmar, Human Rights Defenders, IDPs, Muslims, Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Rohingya, United Nations • Read more ➤
Hate crime towards minorities and indigenous peoples is a daily reality across Asia but is often ignored by the governments of the region, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) warns in its annual report. This year’s flagship report, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2014, is themed around ‘Freedom from Hate’ and shows that a worrying trend of vilification and hostility towards minorities and indigenous peoples has spread across the region.
A key aspect of hate crime and hate speech is its invisibility, especially when governments or societies overlook or tolerate entrenched patterns of discrimination against particular communities, says MRG. Across Asia, governments have failed to provide adequate protection to its minority and indigenous populations.
“Hate crimes have been able to flourish in Asia largely as a result of the complicity or support of politicians who stand to gain from the persecution of minorities,” says Mark Lattimer, MRG’s Executive Director. “Hate speech goes unchallenged and crimes are often under-acknowledged and under-reported, enabling perpetrators to operate with impunity.” […]July 3, 2014 • By Minority Rights Group International • Tags: 969 Movement, Altsean-Burma, Arakan/Rakhine, Buddhism, China, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, EU, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Kachin, Kachin Women's Association – Thailand, Minority Rights Group International, Monks, Muslims, Rohingya, Shwe Gas Project, U Wirathu, United Nations, US, Women's League of Burma • Read more ➤
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Burma […]June 12, 2014 • By International Federation for Human Rights • Tags: Altsean-Burma, Burma Army, Extrajudicial Killing, International Federation for Human Rights, National League for Democracy, President Thein Sein, United Nations General Assembly, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, World Organisation Against Torture • Read more ➤