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Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’ (115 found)

Thailand/Burma: Sea Nomads Vulnerable to Abuse

Far from the idyllic image that tourism promotes of the Moken people, these sea nomads face increasing restrictions and attacks at sea, and systematic discrimination on land. By effectively denying them citizenship, the Thai and Burmese governments make the Moken easy targets for exploitation and other threats to their very existence […]

June 25, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Recognise our Education, Realise our Dreams

Today a film “Recognize our Education, Realize our Dreams” became available for online viewing. This film created by Monkey Business Film Productions and directed by Timothy Syrota focuses on Burma’s refugees and their education in the nine camps along the Thailand-Burma border. The short film calls for refugee education (certificates, degrees and diplomas) to be recognized by the Burma Government. Their rights need to be respected, and their voices need to be heard […]

June 25, 2015  •  By Timothy Syrota  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kunhing People Denounce “Gifts” Given to Promote the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) Hydropower Project

It has been reported that the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) gave gifts to villagers in Mong Ton in May 2015 when carrying out the EIA/SIA for the Mong Ton Hydropower Project, and that SMEC gave a public response on June 18, 2015, denying giving any gifts […]

June 25, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Repatriation fears mar Refugee Day in Thai border camps

imageTha Song Yang, Thailand – An organisation representing the ethnic Karen minority in Myanmar has warned against the hasty repatriation of more than 130,000 refugees currently residing in Thai border camps […]

June 20, 2015  •  By Dene-Hern Chen  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Encouraging AICHR to Address the Urgent Issue of Irregular Migration Crisis in Asean

Jakarta, 17 June 2015. The Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Rafendi Djamin, encouraged the AICHR as the overarching Human Rights institution in ASEAN to discuss and address the humanitarian and human rights crisis – migration flow and seafaring refugees – which has become increasingly prevalent in ASEAN […]

June 19, 2015  •  By ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asking a Fish to Climb a Tree and Myanmar’s Education System

An old cartoon is circulating on social media. It depicts a tree, a schoolmaster and assorted creatures lined up including a goldfish, an elephant and a seal. The schoolmaster says, “For a fair selection, everybody has to take the same exam – please climb that tree.” Beneath the cartoon is a quote from Albert Einstein: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid […]”

May 30, 2015  •  By Timothy Syrota  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Put Rights at Center of Boat People Summit

(Bangkok, May 28, 2015) – Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 28, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

South East Asia: ‘Boat People’ Crisis Summit an Opportunity that must not be Missed

Regional governments must take immediate action to save lives and address the root causes of the South East Asian refugees and migrant crisis, Amnesty International said ahead of a key summit in Thailand on Friday […]

May 28, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Open Letter: Refugee Crisis

On 29 May 2015, Thailand is scheduled to host a Regional Summit on Irregular Migration in Bangkok to address the current refugee and migrant crisis in South East Asia, which has seen more than 2,000 people arrive by boat in Malaysia and Indonesia in May. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), thousands remain stranded at sea […]

May 25, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent APRRN Statement On Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand Allowing Migrants Rescued at Sea Temporary Protection

APRRN welcomes the decision of the governments of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to provide temporary protection to refugees and migrants rescued at sea as a step in the right direction […]

May 25, 2015  •  By Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤