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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. […]

NEWS RELEASE: United Nations entities concerned by arrest of environmental human rights defenders in Cambodia

BANGKOK (30 June 2021) – UN Human Rights and the UN Environment Programme are concerned by the detention of environmental human rights defenders in Cambodia. On 16 June, four activists working for Mother Nature Cambodia (MNC), a grassroots organisation that advocates for the protection and preservation of Cambodia’s natural environment, were arrested by the anti-cybercrime […]

NEWS RELEASE: Governments in Asia-Pacific must ensure indigenous participation to protect environment, restore ecosystems, UN Human Rights Offices say

  World Environment Day – 5 June 2021  Governments in Asia and the Pacific must ensure participation of indigenous peoples and local communities to protect the environment and restore ecosystems, UN Human Rights Offices say BANGKOK/SUVA (4 June 2021) – Governments across the Asia-Pacific region must support and engage with indigenous peoples’ efforts to protect […]

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