Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
7 Oct 2021
On 6 October, a UN human rights expert called on the Cambodian government to act on a number of fronts to expand civic and democratic space. The Cambodian national flag. (Source: matt, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))
1 Apr 2021
The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on States in the region to protect all those fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar and ensure that refugees and undocumented migrants are not forcibly returned given the rapidly deteriorating human rights situation inside the country.
23 Oct 2020
UN human rights experts urged today (22 October) the Thai government to guarantee the fundamental rights of peaceful assembly and free speech and called for an end to a crackdown on peaceful protests.
29 Aug 2020
Expressing profound concern over reports of enforced disappearances that have continued in a number of countries across South-East Asia, the UN Human Rights Office is urgently calling on States in the region to criminalize this egregious act and to prioritize ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.
5 Aug 2020
On 23-24 July 2020, representatives from the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Regional Office for South East Asia visited community-based women and men human rights defenders from Khon Rak Kroksomboon Group and Khon Rak Ban Nong Talad Group in Prachinburi Province, eastern Thailand.
17 Jul 2020
After more than a decade of deliberation, it is critical that the proposed law criminalising torture and enforced disappearance in Thailand meet international human rights standards to ensure both prevention and justice for these heinous crimes, the UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia said today (17 July).
29 Apr 2020
A UN human rights expert today called for an investigation into allegations of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity in Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin States.
27 Apr 2020
As Governments face the formidable challenge of protecting people from COVID-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on them to ensure human rights are not violated under the guise of exceptional or emergency measures.
21 Apr 2020
The Cambodian Government’s new state of emergency law in response to the COVID-19 pandemic risks violating the right to privacy, silencing free speech and criminalising peaceful assembly, a UN expert said today.
21 Apr 2020
States need to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people do not face discrimination or fear retribution for seeking healthcare amid the COVID-19 crisis, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said Friday, as the UN Human Rights Office published a new guidance note for States and other stakeholders on COVID-19 and the human rights of LGBTI people.
9 Apr 2020
UN Rights Office urges Asia-Pacific States to release detained migrants, suspend forced returns amid COVID-19 crisis and allow them to access the public health service. Refugees who were arrested at Nontaburi on 28 August, 2018 (Source: Twitter/Jonathan Head)