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NEWS RELEASE (ENG/THAI) – Thailand: UN Human Rights Office condemns attacks during COVID-19 meeting

Thai version below อ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง BANGKOK (18 March 2020) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the attacks carried out by insurgent groups against civilians in one of Thailand’s southern border provinces, calling it a serious violation of international law. On 17 March, two explosive devices detonated in front of the Southern Border […]

NEWS RELEASE (ENG-THAI) – Thailand: judicial system abused by business to silence human rights defenders – UN experts

อ่านภาษาไทยด้านล่าง (Thai version below) GENEVA / BANGKOK (12 March 2020) – A group of UN experts* have condemned the continued misuse of judicial processes by Thai poultry producer Thammakaset to harass and silence human rights defenders who have spoken out against its abusive and exploitative labour practices. “We are deeply troubled by the information we […]

NEWS RELEASE – Myanmar: UN expert Yanghee Lee finishes mandate, urges authorities democracy, human rights

GENEVA (10 March 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, called on the Myanmar Government to change course and embrace democracy and human rights during the presentation of her final report (A/HRC/43/59) to the Human Rights Council. “When I took up my mandate in 2014, I […]

DPRK: Statement by UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet

Statement by Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, Pursuant to resolutions 34/24 and 40/20, I am honoured to update the Council regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In line with resolutions 34/24 and 40/20, we have strengthened monitoring and documentation; continued to develop an information […]

Myanmar: Statement by UN Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet

GENEVA (27 February 2020) – “I urge (Myanmar’s) government to take action to address escalating prejudice and incitement against Rohingya Muslims and other minority communities,” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said after her office presented its report on Myanmar to the Human Rights Council in Geneva today. Read the full report here: http://bit.ly/3a7UBPW

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