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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights’ (34 found)

UEC U-Turn on Select Few Candidates Fails to Address Election Credibility Gap in Myanmar

JAKARTA, 28 September 2015 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today welcomed the decision of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) to reinstate the candidacies of 11 previously disqualified Muslim politicians, but said the reversal was far from enough to recover international confidence in the upcoming general election […]

September 28, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Urge International Action to Address Escalating Human Rights Concerns Ahead of Elections in Myanmar

NEW YORK, 14 September 2015 – With elections less than two months away, Myanmar stands at a critical moment in its political transition. But without deliberate steps to address core human rights concerns, including support from the international community, the country risks veering from a path toward democracy, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

September 14, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of Mission Statement by APHR Delegation to Myanmar

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) recently concluded our second fact finding mission to Myanmar of 2015. The delegation, which included parliamentarians from Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia, visited Yangon, Kachin State, and Rakhine State, and met with a variety of stakeholders in order to learn about key political and human rights issues facing the country […]

September 14, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Discriminatory ‘Race and Religion’ bills in Myanmar Threaten to Fuel Tensions ahead of Elections

JAKARTA, 21 August 2015 – The Myanmar Parliament’s passage of two bills targeting religious minorities constitutes an attack on religious freedom and threatens to stoke inter-communal tensions and violence less than three months ahead of critical general elections, said ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today […]

August 21, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Welcome Announcement of Myanmar Election Date, but Raise Concerns Ahead of the Vote

JAKARTA, 10 July 2015 – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today welcomed Myanmar’s announcement of a date for its long-awaited general election, but warned that a nationwide vote alone was not enough to guarantee the country’s continued transition to democracy […]

July 10, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Parliamentarians Call on Asean Ministers to Address Root Causes of Migrant Crisis at Kl Meeting

JAKARTA, 1 July 2015 – ASEAN home ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow must take firm action to combat human trafficking, protect vulnerable asylum seekers, and address the root causes of the continuing migrant crisis, including the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

July 1, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Bangkok Meeting a Failure as Delegates Avoid Discussion of Issues in Regional Migrant Crisis

BANGKOK, 29 May — Parliamentarians from ASEAN member states, including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar expressed serious concern today after a meeting on irregular migration in Southeast Asia failed to address in any meaningful way the root causes of the region’s migrant crisis […]

May 29, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR Condemn Myanmar Population Control Law as another Step towards Ethnic Cleansing

JAKARTA, 27 May 2015 – The Myanmar government’s passage of a controversial new “population control” law is yet another in a long line of restrictive and illegal measures as part of a policy of persecution and ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya population, ASEAN lawmakers said today […]

May 27, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Welcome Temporary Shelter for Boat People, but Stress Need to Address Root Causes of Refugee Crisis

JAKARTA, 21 May 2015 – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights today welcomed the decision by Indonesia and Malaysia to provide temporary shelter to 7,000 migrants stranded at sea, but continued to demand that regional leaders address the state-sponsored persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar that lies at the root of the mass exodus […]

May 21, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Condemn Indonesia’s Treatment of Migrants

JAKARTA, 13 May 2015 – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today criticized Indonesia’s approach to dealing with the influx of migrants in the midst of an escalating regional refugee crisis […]

May 13, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤