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GENEVA (3 June 2020) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed alarm at the clampdown on freedom of expression in parts of the Asia-Pacific during the COVID-19 crisis, saying any actions taken to stop the spread of false information must be proportionate. Many countries in the region already have laws governing alleged […]
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Principles for Regional Human Rights Mechanisms | OHCHR Regional Office for South-East Asia – Bangkok Home » ASEAN Principles for Regional Human Rights Mechanisms (Non-Paper) A regional human rights mechanism shall be mandated to independently promote and protect human rights in accordance with the human rights commitments of the individual States Parties, with the following […]
Sansiri became the first Thai company committing to the United Nations Global Standards of Conduct for Business to tackle discrimination against LGBTI. Attending the signing ceremony with Sansiri and UNDP Thailand on 26 May 2020, UN Human Rights Officer Badar Farrukh said that the adoption is an important step for the private sector to help […]
GENEVA (21 May 2020) – The government of Malaysia must halt an ongoing crackdown on migrants, journalists and civil society in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and strongly oppose xenophobia and hate speech against migrants, UN experts said today. “I am alarmed by what is happening in Malaysia after the initially […]
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GENEVA (30 April 2020) – A group of UN experts* urged the Philippines government not to discriminate against indigenous peoples in favour of business interests and when enforcing anti-COVID19 measures. On 6 April, around 100 police forcibly dispersed some 30 indigenous and environment defenders who were blocking three fuel tankers from entering Oceanagold Didipio mining […]