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Posts Tagged ‘United Nations Convention Against Torture’ (7 found)

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners-Burma’s Statement

We congratulate you on what appears to be a highly successful visit to the United Kingdom and United States of America […]

September 15, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The Network for Human Rights-Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), Wimutti Volunteer Group (WVG), Ta’ang Women Organisation (TWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for acknowledgment and rehabilitation of torture survivors […]

June 26, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation, Asia Justice and Rights, Ta'ang Women's OrganizationBurma and Wimutti Volunteer Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Prisoners Need Not Be Forgotten

cover-report-EngOn 25 May, 2016, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) released a joint-report entitled “‘After release I had to restart my life from the beginning’: The experiences of ex-political prisoners in Burma and challenges to reintegration.” Based on information provided by 1,621 former political prisoners, the report exposes the mistreatment and abuse – including the use of torture – that has proliferated Burma’s prison system […]

June 1, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: UNGA Resolution Must Address Backtracking on Human Rights

As the new UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, today presents her first report to the 69thsession of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Amnesty International calls on the UNGA to adopt a resolution on the country which addresses the government’s backtracking on human rights […]

October 28, 2014  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP (B) Submission to the UN General Assembly

AAPP has submitted a report to the 65th UN General Assembly reminding the Burmese Government of its commitment to signing on to the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT). The report references a statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Thant Kyaw, who earlier this year announced that Burma would indeed be signing the covenant in September of 2014. However, no such action was taken last month. The reports highlights a number of instances of torture that have occurred thus far in 2014, and concludes by urging the international community to “apply what pressure they can as part of the global effort to afford every human being the right to be free of torture.” […]

October 22, 2014  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Ratify the UN Convention Against Torture

In honor of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) urges the Government of Burma to immediately consider ratifying the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT) and to codify provisions into domestic law […]

June 26, 2013  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: Speaker of Legislature Puts State Sovereignty Ahead of Torture Elimination

On 21 March 2013 a member of the national legislature in Burma introduced a motion calling for the country to join the United Nations Convention against Torture. In his motion, Dr Aung Moe Nyo, member of the National League for Democracy for Pwintbyu, Magway Region, argued that as the country is now developing and democratising in accordance with international standards it would be appropriate to join the convention […]

April 5, 2013  •  By Asian Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤