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ACSC/APF 2014 – 4th Preparatory Meeting 22-23 February 2014

The 3rd Regional Preparatory Meeting of the ACSC/APF 2014 was held on 12-13 January 2014, in Mi Casa Hotel, Yangon - Myanmar. ACSC/APF is an annual/ regular forum of CSOs in ASEAN Member States, which is held as a parallel meeting to the ASEAN Summit of Heads of State. The...
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One Year after the Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

December 15, 2013 marks the one-year anniversary of Sombath’s disappearance. Sombath was last seen on the evening of December 15, 2012 in Vientiane. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed that police stopped Sombath’s car at a police post. Within minutes after being stopped, unknown individuals forced him into another vehicle and...
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Rights Groups Hold Nationwide Candle Lighting for Typhoon Yolanda Victims on International Human Rights Day; Call on Government to Prioritize the Rights of Victims and Stop Politicking

In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day of 2013, human rights groups held nationwide solidarity candle lighting in several parts of the country, for victims of typhoon Yolanda and other natural disasters and victims of human rights violations.    “We devote today’s commemoration of International Human Rights Day for...
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Please Return Sombath Safely: Come and Join “the One Year after the Enforced Disappearance of Sombath Somphone”, 11-13 and 15 December 2013 in Bangkok

15 December 2012 was the day Sombath Somphone disappeared in Vientiane, Lao PDR. 15 December 2013 will be the one year of his disappearance, and he is not yet return to us and his family. Please come and join us in “the One Year after the Enforced Disappearance of Sombath...
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Calling on the Malaysian Government to Drop Criminal Charges against Human Rights Defender Lena Hendry for Screening “No Fire Zone” Film

The ICJ is calling on the Malaysian Government to immediately drop the criminal charge against human rights defender Lena Hendry for screening the film ‘No Fire Zone: the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka.’ The case has been fixed for case management and the defence lawyers filed an application to set...
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Appeal for Aid to Victims of Haiyan in The Philippines

Only weeks after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ravaged Bohol and nearby islands in the Visayas in central Philippines, super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), possibly the most powerful storm in recorded history, released its wrath in the same area, afflicting some 10 million people across 36 provinces and is feared to...
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Calling on the CEO of Sarawak Energy and the Chief Minister of Sarawak to Respect the Rights of the Penan Affected by the Murum Dam

The Murum dam began impoundment, starting to fill a 2,750 sq. kilometer reservoir that will displace thousands of peoples and destroy priceless forest. Over 100 Penan of the Murum region are taking bold action for their rights and for the environment. They are protesting at the dam site, errecting a...
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Calling the Government of Thailand to Provide Accessible Buses for All

Thai Disability Alliance with the support of Disabled Peoples’ International Asia Pacific (DPIAP) and its 26 Members National Assembly call the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to provide low floor buses with manual ramp for disability. Thailand has become state party of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities...
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Repeal All Repressive Legislation and Unconditionally Release All Political Prisoners!

Despite the releases of many political prisoners to date and President Thein Sein’s 15 July promise to release all political prisoners by the end of the year, hundreds still remain in jail. Despite the releases of many political prisoners to date and President Thein Sein’s 15 July promise to release...
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The 6th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights

“Advancing Human Rights in ASEAN During the 2nd Term of ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms (2012-2015)” Jakarta, 1-2 October 2013 The Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights is an ASEAN civil society initiative led by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and SAPA Task Force on ASEAN...