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NEWS RELEASE (ENG/THAI): UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia urges States to criminalize enforced disappearance, ratify convention

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – 30 August 2020 อ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง (Thai version below) BANGKOK (28 August 2020) – Expressing profound concern over reports of enforced disappearances that have continued in a number of countries across South-East Asia, the UN Human Rights Office is urgently calling on States in the region to criminalize […]

NEWS RELEASE: Nuclear legacy must not endanger rights of future generations, UN Human Rights Office says

        International Day Against Nuclear Tests – 29 August 2020 SUVA (28 August 2020) – States across the Pacific must come together and show international solidarity to ensure the region’s past nuclear legacy does not endanger the human rights of future generations, the UN Human Rights Office for the Pacific said in […]

NEWS RELEASE – As election looms, Myanmar has opportunity to take new path, says UN Human Rights Office official

BANGKOK (25 August 2020) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia urged the Myanmar Government to embrace the opportunity of a looming national election to take a new and fully inclusive democratic path, and to address the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by ethnic minorities. On 25 August 2017, Myanmar’s military […]

Human Rights Defenders School 2020

SALAYA, Thailand (21 Aug. 2020) – “Skilled, knowledgeable and creative human rights defenders are needed the world over, more now than ever. It takes courage, passion, maturity, steadiness and of course humility to do your work – a profession and a calling that is arguably one of the most complex, difficult and dangerous,” OHCHR South-East Asia […]

NEWS RELEASE (ENG/THAI): UN Human Rights Office urges Thailand to promptly enact torture and disappearance law fully incorporating international standards

อ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง (Thai version below) BANGKOK (17 July 2020) – After more than a decade of deliberation, it is critical that the proposed law criminalising torture and enforced disappearance in Thailand meet international human rights standards to ensure both prevention and justice for these heinous crimes, the UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia said today. […]

NEWS RELEASE: Protecting the human rights of migrants in the Pacific essential in COVID-19 recovery process, UN agencies say

SUVA (10 July 2020) – The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are calling on Pacific States to ensure that all migrants are provided with access to basic healthcare and essential income support, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Of particular concern is the situation of temporary seasonal […]