12 May 2022
As leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet in the United States for a two-day summit, Amnesty International urges them to spotlight the violence and human rights violations in Myanmar.
6 May 2022
On 3 May 2022, a video footage filmed from the Myanmar side of the border and obtained by Fortify Rights shows uniformed Thai soldiers destroying a footbridge over the Wa Le (also known as the Waw Lay) River, a tributary of the Moei River, which forms part of the border between Thailand and Myanmar.
17 Mar 2022
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) called on ASEAN to take urgent actions after the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) submitted a report to the UN Human Rights Council which found that the Myanmar military has committed human rights abuses that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.
1 Feb 2022
10 months after the coup, many Karen and Karenni refugees are still hiding in the forests and mountains, while concerns over wars on the border have increased. We discuss with academics the role of diplomacy in refugee assistance to enhance national security and developing diplomacy to pressure Min Aung Hlaing.
10 Jan 2022
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's meeting with Myanmar's self-declared State Administration Council leader Min Aung Hlaing is a threat to ASEAN and Myanmar, says ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR).
27 Dec 2021
Saw Lin Htet, an ethnic Karen student from Myanmar currently studying at Mahidol University, has been sentenced by a court in Kayin State to 2 years in prison with hard labour after he was arrested in Myanmar in March 2021. Saw Lin Htet during an anti-coup protest
23 Dec 2021
UNHCR advocates for efforts to assist newly arrived Myanmar refugees in Thailand and emphasizes humanitarian and protection needs.
8 Dec 2021
Aung San Suu Kyi's prison sentence is "the latest example of the military’s determination to eliminate all opposition and suffocate freedoms in Myanmar," said Amnesty International yesterday (7 December).
3 Dec 2021
Under the Chairmanship of Cambodia in 2022, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must meaningfully address the regressive human rights crisis in the region, including the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar, said rights groups at a webinar yesterday (2 December).
26 Oct 2021
Southeast Asian parliamentarians call on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to use this week’s ASEAN Summit to take concrete actions to resolve the disastrous situation in Myanmar, including by immediately engaging with the National Unity Government (NUG).
14 Sep 2021
Civil society calls on UN to Retain Myanmar’s Ambassador U Kyaw Moe Tun’s accreditation to the UN, amid fears Myanmar people could be ‘robbed of their rightful voice’ by the military junta
9 Sep 2021
On 9 September 2021, over 60 former and current parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia have signed an open letter to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging his administration to take urgent action to support human rights and democracy in Myanmar, and express concern about its stated policy to wait on action by the ASEAN.