BANGKOK (02 May 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned by the restrictions imposed on civil society groups on Labor Day in relation the rights freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. “As party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Royal Thai Government must ensure that […]
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BANGKOK (17 April 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned with the lack of progress on the investigation of the enforced disappearance of prominent Karen human rights defender Mr Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen who has been missing for four years. Billy was last seen when he was arrested by Kaengkrachan Park […]
BANGKOK (16 March 2018) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Singaporean national Hishamrudin bin Mohd for a drug-related offence this morning, expressing concerns that he had not been able to file a clemency petition. “Under international law, the death penalty may only be used for ‘the most serious […]
BANGKOK, 28 February 2018 – Half of the 32 countries and territories in the world where drug crime can result in the death penalty are in South East Asia, today said UN assistant secretary-general for human rights Andrew Gilmour. Why does the region have such harsh sentencing policies for drug offences but a continued increase […]
BANGKOK (19 February 2018) – UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour will convene a meeting of international experts in Bangkok to discuss the human rights dimensions of the criminal justice response to the drug problem in South East Asia, including the application of the death penalty. This array of academics, legal professionals and […]
JAKARTA / BANGKOK (7 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today closed at a press conference his official visits to Indonesia from 5 to 7 February. “There are some dark clouds on the horizon but I am encouraged by the positive momentum and hope the common sense and […]
BANGKOK (5 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein started today his official visits to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, urging all governments to employ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – in its totality – as a guide to law and policy. “The way to ensure we […]
BANGKOK (2 February 2018) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday begins official visits to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, at the invitation of the respective governments. From 5 to 7 February, High Commissioner Zeid will be in Jakarta, where he is due to meet President Joko Widodo […]
BANGKOK (29 November 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia has called on the Government of Thailand to release and drop charges against all those arrested during a peaceful demonstration against the construction of a 2200 MW coal powered plant in Songkla province, in southern Thailand. On Monday 27 November, around 100 […]
BANGKOK (20 October 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on the Government of Singapore to drop the charges against performance artist and activist Mr. Seelan Palay, a Singaporean national, in relation to a peaceful performance that he staged in front of the Parliament House in Singapore on 1 October. The […]