Member statements

Civil Society Condemns AICHR for Refusing to Meet, Calls for Draft Rules of Procedure to be Made Public and Hold Wider Consultation

On the 29th of March 2010, at Jakarta, the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission for Human Rights (AICHR) rejected the request of civil society organisations from the Solidarity for Asian Peoples Advocacy Taskforce on ASEAN Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) to meet with them. The purpose … Continue reading

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Tens of Thousands of Rohingyas from Burma at risk of starvation in an unprecedented crackdown in Bangladesh

The ARAKAN PROJECT PRESS RELEASE 15 February 2010 A new report released today by The Arakan Project states that an unprecedented crackdown by the Bangladesh government on Rohingyas from Burma is creating a grave humanitarian crisis for tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Forum Asia: Asian Countries Need to Do Much More to Promote and Protect Human Rights

(Bangkok, 10 December 2009) The Asian region is lagging behind other regions in promoting and protecting human rights. It must catch up with others on this front if it is going to ensure human dignity, long lasting peace and sustainable … Continue reading

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Japan Association for Refugees: Statement Regarding Deportation of Asylum-Seekers in Preparation for the Petition to Revoke the Decision to Reject Refugee Status

Ms. Keiko CHIBA Minister of Justice, Japan On 29 October 2009, a member of an ethnic minority of Myanmar (Burma), who sought asylum for fear of being persecuted for his political activities, was forcibly deported from Narita Airport while in … Continue reading

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Refugee Council of Australia: Australia cannot watch idly while asylum seekers face return to Sri Lanka

The Australian Government cannot remain a passive bystander while asylum seekers on the Merak boat face the risk of return to Sri Lanka, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) says. RCOA president John Gibson said the organisation was alarmed by … Continue reading

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