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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Functionally Refoulement: Camps in Tha Song Yang District Abandoned as Refugees Bow to Pressure

Two temporary refugee camps established during June 2009 in Tha Song Yang District, Tak Province, Thailand, to provide refuge for villagers that fled increased conflict and exploitative abuse in Pa’an District have now been all but entirely abandoned. The camps were home to more than 2,209 refugees as recently as January 2010; over the last two months, the camp populations have dwindled as small groups have departed one by one. […]

April 1, 2010  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN human rights commission stumbles at first hurdle

Amnesty International has expressed disappointment at the refusal by the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to look into complaints brought by victims, families and civil society organizations of human rights abuses in ASEAN member states.[…]

March 30, 2010  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society Condemns AICHR for Refusing to Meet, Calls for Draft Rules of Procedure to be Made Public and Hold Wider Consultation

Today at Jakarta, the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission for Human Rights (AICHR) rejected the request of civil society organisations from the Solidarity for Asian Peoples Advocacy Taskforce on ASEAN Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) to meet with them. The purpose of the requested meeting was to present the civil society proposal for the AICHR Rules of Procedures (RoP) as AICHR meets to draft the RoP […]

March 29, 2010  •  By SAPA Task Force on ASEAN Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

G8 Summit should tackle Burma rights crisis

Members of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialized nations should put Burma on the agenda of the G8 Summit in Toronto in June, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to foreign ministers of G8 countries today. The foreign ministers of G8 countries are meeting March 29 and 30, 2010, in Gatineau, Quebec to discuss major issues affecting international security and finalize the summit’s agenda.[…]

March 26, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

WLB Welcomes and Urges Support of the UNSR’s Recommendations on Burma

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the groundbreaking report and recommendations to the UN Human Rights Commission of UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Burma, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana. This report marks the first time an acting UN official has called for an UN Commission of Inquiry into Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Burma, both crimes which fall under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.[…]

March 26, 2010  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: UN Should Move on International Inquiry

(New York) – The United Nations should not delay the setting up of an international inquiry to address possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today. On March 15, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, presented his progress report on […]

March 16, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Progress report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana

The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 10/27, covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the Special Rapporteur’s second report to the Human Rights Council (A/HRC/10/19) and the submission of his report to the General Assembly (A/64/318) in October 2009. […]

March 10, 2010  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW & Burma Info return from Thailand-Burma border with fresh evidence of crimes against humanity

A Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and BurmaInfo (Japan) team returned from a fact-finding visit to the Thai-Burmese border last week with fresh evidence of gross human rights violations in eastern Burma that amount to “crimes against humanity”.The delegation, which included CSW’s East Asia Team Leader, Benedict Rogers, and the Director of BurmaInfo, Yuki Akimoto, interviewed new refugees in camps along the Thai-Burma border, and heard first-hand accounts of forced labour, torture and murder. […]

March 9, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide, BurmaInfo  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand: Migrant Workers Face Killings, Extortion, Labor Rights Abuses

February Deadline for Renewal of Work Permits Invites Exploitation The Thai government should swiftly act to end police abuse and discriminatory laws and policies against migrant workers and their families, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today. The February deadline for more than a million migrant workers to enter the “nationality verification” […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

From the Tiger to the Crocodile: Abuse of Migrant Workers in Thailand

A 124-page report that is based on 82 interviews with migrants from neighboring Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. It describes the widespread and severe human rights abuses faced by migrant workers in Thailand, including killings, torture in detention, extortion, and sexual abuse, and labor rights abuses such as trafficking, forced labor, and restrictions on organizing. Download […]

February 22, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤