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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Human Rights Commission’ (4 found)

BURMA/MYANMAR: The Police Cannot Avoid Responsibility for the Torture to Death of a Man in Custody

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information that the police force of Burma has dismissed several officers involved in the torturing to death of a 39-year-old man. Other officers have been either suspended from duty or transferred to different townships. Myo Myint Swe was tortured during interrogation over a murder while detained in police custody. He eventually died as a result of the abuse and the police tried to claim that he had a heart attack. The victim’s family are receiving little assistance by way of information from the police […]

March 25, 2014  •  By ASEAN Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN: Postpone Deeply Flawed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

The idea that all human rights are to be ‘balanced’ against individual responsibilities contradicts the very idea of human rights agreed upon in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was affirmed by all States, including ASEAN Member States, in 1993 in the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action,” said Wilder Tayler, Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists.

November 5, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AICHR’s Consultation on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration: Too Little Too Late

The ASEAN human rights Commission appears to plan a one-off, token “consultation” with civil society, and only after it will have finalized, most if not all, the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration – this is outrageous and utterly unacceptable, said the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR), a coalition of non-governmental organizations in Southeast Asia […]

April 16, 2012  •  By Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indonesia Puts the Spotlight on Human Rights as ASEAN Chair

In its role chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, Indonesia says it will make human rights its top priority. At a news event Friday, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said his country hopes that during 2011, the ASEAN human rights commission will be more effective in fulfilling its mandate to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to respect the basic rights of human beings.

January 7, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤