International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)
Paris-Jakarta-Bangkok, 21 September 2011. The recent spike in violent incidents in Papua in July and August underscore the urgent need for Jakarta to re-assess its military approach to solve the situation of unrest in the region and to place the respect for human rights at the heart of conflict resolution policies and practices, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) today.
Paris, 17 March 2011 – The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization, the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR), regret that Viet Nam has failed to cooperate in good faith with the United Nations Independent Expert on minority issues, Ms. Gay McDougall, in her country visit in July 2010. The Independent Expert presented her report of the visit to the Human Rights Council on 15 March 2011 and lamented the “obstacles that limited opportunities for unaccompanied meetings outside of the presence of Government officials.” (1)
Debating Vietnam's human rights record under its ASEAN Chairmanship is more than ever impossible Paris, 12 September 2010: The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) announced today that it has been under pressure by the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to cancel a press conference on human rights in Vietnam, organized by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR).