29 May 2023
Following the murder of Lao activist-in-exile Bounsuan Kitiyano, whose body was found with three gunshot wounds in the forest in Si Mueang Mai district, Ubon Ratchathani, 10 human rights organizations call on the Thai government to independently investigate the murder and ensure effective remedy to the victim’s family and loved ones.
25 May 2023
Thai authorities should immediately and impartially investigate the killing of an exiled Lao political activist, Bounsuan Kitiyano, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday (24 May).
3 May 2023
Human rights organizations have demanded an independent investigation after a Lao activist was shot and killed in a Vientiane coffee shop on Saturday (29 April).
2 Feb 2022
Khoukham Keomanivong, a UN-recognised Lao political refugee living in Thailand who was arrested last Saturday (29 January), was released on bail but restricted from traveling, Benarnews reported on 2 February.
17 Sep 2020
Manushya Foundation and Humanity Beyond Borders request the Lao PDR government to release environmental activist and woman human rights defender Houayheuang Xayabouly, also known as ‘Muay,’ and to drop all charges against her without any delay.
1 Sep 2020
On the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, our organizations call on the governments of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam to adequately investigate all cases of enforced disappearances in their respective countries, determine the fate or whereabouts of the victims, and ensure the victims’ families have effective access to justice and receive adequate reparations.
29 May 2020
Boats in Mekong river Amidst the spreading of the Coronavirus 2019 in every corner of the world, the government in each country, as well as the departments, organizations, and other related parties are vigorously collaborating in solving the problem with a hope of surviving the disaster that is impacting the human race.
21 Sep 2019
FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights and its member organization for Laos Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) Joint press release Paris, 16 September 2019: Lao authorities must immediately release a woman who has been detained for criticizing the government on social media, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) urged on Monday.
6 Sep 2019
Thai authorities must immediately investigate the disappearance of Od Sayavong, a Lao activist seeking asylum, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) urged today.
12 Aug 2019
The Australian government should press the Laogovernment to take serious steps to remedy its poor human rights record at the 6th Australia-Laos human rights dialogue on August 12, 2019, in Canberra, Human Rights Watch said today.
6 Aug 2019
Manushya Foundation, CIVICUS and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) call on the Government of Lao PDR to remove all unwarranted restrictions on civic space in the country ahead of its human rights review to be held at the United Nations (UN) in January-February 2020. The review will mark five years since UN member states made 33 recommendations to the Lao government that directly relate to barriers to open civic space. As of today, the government has partially implemented only three recommendations.
29 Jul 2019
Manushya Foundation and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) call on the Government of Lao PDR to guarantee that development projects and investments are respectful of rights of individuals and communities, particularly rural and indigenous ethnic groups, in the country with effective remedy for harms when they occur.