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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN Ministerial Meeting’ (7 found)

Letter to the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting from International NGOs on the Draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

The International Commission of Jurists, International Federation for Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Dignity International, and Article 19, write to you today to express our grave concerns regarding the process of drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). We understand that the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will be transmitting to you a draft of the Declaration during your meeting with them on 8 July 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia […]

July 7, 2012  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

We, the undersigned organizations, welcome the important initiative of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and the determination that the Declaration will not be lower than international human rights norms and standards, as expressed in AICHR’s first official consultation meeting with civil society organizations on 22 June 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. We understand that the draft prepared by the AICHR will be presented at the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) on 9 July 2010. As such, we appeal to you to take into considerations our following concerns in discussing the draft of the AHRD at the AMM […]

July 7, 2012  •  By 63 national and regional organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to ASEAN: Combat impunity and support a Commission of Inquiry into international crimes in Burma

Your Excellencies,

On the eve of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly call on your government to support the creation of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into ongoing international crimes in Burma, as recommended by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Mr Tomás Ojea Quintana […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma, Forum-Asia and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 20: 2010 Election Watch (20-26 July)

Developments

  • The Union Solidarity and Development Party gave the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State 50 million kyat (US$52,814) as a start-up election fund […]

July 28, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society Network Calls on ASEAN to Take Serious Action Towards Burma’s Undemocratic Elections

The Task Force on ASEAN and Burma today released an open letter to the ASEAN Coordinating Council, urging them to discuss strong concrete actions to deal with ongoing democratic and human rights violations in Burma during this week’s ASEAN Ministerial Meeting.[…]

July 19, 2010  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to ASEAN Coordinating Council

Dear Excellencies,

We urge the ASEAN Coordinating Council, during this ASEAN Ministerial Meeting to firmly discuss Burma’s failing democratic transition, egregious international crimes, and additional actions that violate the ASEAN Charter, SEANWFZ, and other international agreements. ASEAN is endeavouring to move towards greater regional integration by 2015. However, in order to take the region to a higher plane, ASEAN must be willing to take stronger measures to deal with the region’s rogue state. […]

July 19, 2010  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar elections will test ASEAN’s credibility

Southeast Asian nations should press the Myanmar government to protect the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and association throughout the elections period and beyond, Amnesty International said today on the eve of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Ha Noi […]

July 18, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤