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  The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South-East Asia, as part of the OHCHR-UNESCO Global Drive for Media Freedom, Access to Information and the Safety of Journalists supported by the Netherlands, is calling for women journalists from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand to submit their applications for […]

NEWS RELEASE (ENG/THAI): Thailand should promptly enact legislation criminalizing torture, enforced disappearance, UN Human Rights Office says

อ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง (Thai version below) BANGKOK (4 October 2021) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia welcomes Thailand’s initial approval of the draft law on Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance and urges the Government to ensure the legislation fully meets international human rights standards and enact it promptly. The draft law […]

NEWS RELEASE: New social contract is needed to protect indigenous peoples’ rights, say the UN Human Rights Offices for Asia and the Pacific

  International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August 2021    BANGKOK/SUVA (9 August 2021) – Governments across the Asia-Pacific region should implement a new social contract to guarantee equality for indigenous peoples, the Human Rights Offices for Asia and the Pacific said Monday on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. […]