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By Anna Lawattanatrakul |
<p>The Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex was named a natural World Heritage site during the World Heritage Committee meeting on 26 July despite ongoing concerns about human rights violations against indigenous communities in the forest area.&nbsp;</p>
By Amnesty International |
<p>Amnesty International calls on ASEAN member states to&nbsp;prioritise protecting the human rights of people in Myanmar and prevent the situation deteriorating into a human rights and humanitarian crisis and to investigate&nbsp;Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on credible allegations of responsibility for crimes against humanity in Myanmar.</p>
By Prachatai |
<p>The student activist group Bad Student on Friday (2 October) organized a series of protests at various high schools in Bangkok to protest against abuse and mistreatment of students in schools, before going to the Ministry of Education to call for Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan to resign.</p>
<p>Global civil society alliance&nbsp;<a href="">CIVICUS</a>&nbsp;is extremely concerned by an ongoing crackdown on activists in Cambodia over the last month. A chilling wave of arrests marks an escalation of attempts by the authorities to intimidate activists and silence all forms of dissent and highlights the rapid deterioration of human rights in Cambodia.&nbsp;</p>
By Shan Human Rights Foundation |
<p>36 Shan community organizations and individuals issued a statement on Monday (13 July) in support of the protest in Kyaukme township in northern Shan State on 10 July, demanding justice for the villagers who were wounded, torture, and killed by the Burmese Army and call for the charges against protest leaders to be dropped as well as for the international community to pressure the Burmese government to take action against the Burma Army for their ongoing crimes against ethnic minorities.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights |
<p>Southeast Asian lawmakers on 29 June called upon the UN Human Rights Council to act on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights&rsquo; findings by establishing an international independent investigation mechanism into the human rights violations committed in the Philippines since 2015.</p>
<p>A UN human rights expert today called for an investigation into allegations of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Myanmar&rsquo;s Rakhine and Chin States.&nbsp;</p>
By Prachatai |
<p><a href="">ARTICLE 19</a> and <a href="">Human Rights Watch (HRW)</a> have issued statements following the announcement of <a href="">emergency measures</a> by the Thai government yesterday (26 March), raising concern over how these measures may threaten freedom of expression and access to information.</p>
By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights |
<p>Regional lawmakers today urged Myanmar&#39;s military, the Tatmadaw, and the Arakan Army (AA) to protect civilians from ongoing fighting in Rakhine and Chin states, end all violations of human rights and humanitarian law, and ensure the delivery of humanitarian assistance to those in need.&nbsp;</p>