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[Joint Statement] Provide Humanitarian Aid in the Thai-Myanmar Border Area

The civil society organisations on the name list below are working for providing humanitarian aids to those Myanmar people who escaped violence after the military coup staged by General Min Aung Hlaing on 1 February 2021. Many Myanmar people have been killed, and a number of them have moved...

[Statement] ASEAN: Engagement with civil society critical for promotion and protection of human rights

(Bangkok/Jakarta, 8 April 2021) — Sustained critical engagement between civil society organisations and the ASEAN human rights body is essential for the promotion and protection of human rights in ASEAN and it needs to be part of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Term of Reference, said the Asian...

[Joint statement] International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and State Donors: Stop loans and fully reassess Myanmar policy in light of coup d’état Do not fund the military junta or its cronies

To the international community, and in particular, IFIs and States, We urge you, in the strongest terms, to immediately freeze and comprehensively reassess your lending relationship with Myanmar, in light of the 1 February 2021 coup d’état by the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw). The coup was illegal, even under the Tatmadaw-designed...

[Joint Statement] Malaysia: End attempts to silence lawyer and human rights defender Charles Hector

(Bangkok, 24 March 2021) – Attempts to intimidate Malaysian lawyer and human rights defender (HRD) Charles Hector for his work amount to harassment with the ultimate aim of silencing the people he represents, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Front Line Defenders said in a...

JOINT STATEMENT: ASEAN: Regional process should be aligned with Myanmar peoples’ aspiration

ASEAN: Regional process should be aligned with Myanmar peoples’ aspiration   (Bangkok, 1 March 2021) ‒ ‘The ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AFMM) tomorrow should be utilised by ASEAN as an opportunity to take genuine and meaningful actions to call out the horrific acts of the Myanmar military and to explore a possibility to generate a regional response...

URGENT STATEMENT Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger

URGENT STATEMENT Joint Statement: Malaysia Defies Court Order, Putting Lives in Imminent Danger BANGKOK, 26 February 2021 The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and the International Detention Coalition (IDC) strongly urge the Government of Malaysia to grant UNHCR immediate and...

[Joint Open Letter] ASEAN’s Response to the Military Coup in Myanmar

Your Excellencies, Re: ASEAN's response to the military coup in Myanmar As civil society organizations from the ASEAN region, we write to you urging you to use your unique position to influence the situation in Myanmar by taking immediate measures to ensure that the military respects people’s right to peaceful...

Appeal from the women of Myanmar to ASEAN

To:                  The ASEAN Chair, Brunei Darussalam Copied to:      The Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat Copied to:      The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of                           Women and Children (ACWC) Copied to:      ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) From:             Women’s Rights Networks/Organizations, Myanmar Subject:          Appeal...

Press Statement for Immediate Release: End the Military Coup and Restore Democracy in Myanmar

Press Statement for Immediate Release: End the Military Coup and Restore Democracy in Myanmar The lapsing of Myanmar’s direct military rule in 2011 after 26 years of tyranny heralded a new, positive political phase for the peoples of Myanmar. Through democratic consciousness transcending courage and extraordinary struggles, the peoples of Myanmar...