NGO work hit in Vietnam by novel coronavirus

The new coronavirus outbreak has claimed an unexpected victim in Vietnam: NGOs and charities. Human trafficking victims are for instance unable to seek help from the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, a Hanoi-based nonprofit that rescues Vietnamese women and girls trafficked to China for the sex trade and forced ...

Sen

Cambodia’s Human Rights Record to Be Reviewed This Week

Cambodia’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, according to UN Human Rights’ press release. The delegation of Cambodia will be headed by Mr. Keo Remy, ...

Chinese companies top human rights ‘dirty list’ of firms complicit in Myanmar violations

Chinese companies make up the bulk of a “dirty list” of corporations accused of involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar, or of doing business with the country’s military. The list of 49 companies from the US, UK, France, Switzerland, China and elsewhere, compiled ...

INGOs Discourage Repatriation for their Own Interests: Gov’t Spokesperson

The Myanmar government’s spokesperson U Zaw Htay has accused international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) of deliberately discouraging refugees in Bangladesh from returning to Myanmar due to their own business interests. Speaking at the government’s press conference on Friday, U Zaw Htay, also director-general of the President’s ...

Myanmar: EU mission assesses human rights and labour rights situation

A monitoring mission of experts from the European Commission and the European External Action Service visited Myanmar from 28 to 31 October. This follows deeply worrying developments highlighted in various United Nations reports, in particular as regards human rights violations in Rakhine, Kachin and Shan ...

Myanmar Military Targets Other Ethnic Groups After Driving Rohingya Out

Myanmar’s military, fresh off a bloody campaign that drove most of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority into neighboring Bangladesh, has launched a new offensive against the armed forces of an ethnic group along the northern border with China using helicopter gunships, jet fighters and heavy ...

UN Security Council: Refer Myanmar to ICC

The United Nations Security Council should immediately refer the situation in Myanmar, including the widespread and systematic abuses against ethnic Rohingya, to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Human Rights Watch said today. Keep reading ...

Myanmar army killing civilians in escalating conflict in Kachin, warns UN

The UN’s human rights expert for Myanmar has raised alarm over a lethal escalation in hostilities in the country’s Kachin state, warning that civilians had been killed and displaced in recent government bombing. Keep reading ...

Peter Beaumont

UN urges parties in Myanmar's Kachin to respect humanitarian obligations

The United Nations on Wednesday called on all parties in Myanmar’s northeastern Kachin State to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law and end the violence. Chief UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that “humanitarians must be able to access and provide assistance to those in ...

Yan

Thailand rejects UN report on Myanmar refugees on border

Thailand on February 4 dismissed the end-of-mission statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee on refugees’ basic rights in the kingdom, saying that her message was untrue and unfair. Keep reading ...

SUPALAK GANJANAKHUNDEE

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