Thursday July 16, 2020 23:21

HUMAN RIGHTS Press Releases

LPN-CPF labour collaboration enters 3 rd year Events—02 Jul 20

The Labour Protection Network (LPN)’s collaboration with Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) enters the third year. “Labour Voices Hotline by LPN” and human right training are earmarked to promote international human rights among CPF

UN experts call for urgent action to mitigate heightened risks of violence against children General—07 Apr 20

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UN human rights experts have appealed to States to boost child protection measures to help safeguard the welfare of millions of children worldwide who may be more exposed to violence, sale, trafficking, sexual abuse and exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parents, caregivers, service providers and law enforcement officials all need extra support to minimise the increased risks to children, the UN human rights experts said.

“Globally, confinement measures and the disrupted provision of already limited child protection services exacerbate the vulnerability of children living in psychiatric and social care institutions, orphanages, refugee camps, immigration detention centres and other closed facilities, as cases of violence, sexual abuse and exploitation of children confined in these premises are likely to go undetected,” said the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio.

“At a time of lockdowns and isolation at home and elsewhere, children are at a greater risk of experiencing violence and exploitation, as well as challenges to their mental health. This is especially true of those who are already in vulnerable situations, who must not be left behind,” said Najat Maalla M’jid, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence

COVID-19: UN human rights chief distressed over plight of India’s internal migrants, welcomes General—03 Apr 20

UN Human Rights chief Michelle Bachelet said today she was distressed by the plight of millions of internal migrants affected by the sudden announcement of a lockdown in India. She welcomed subsequent measures to address their situation but noted that

Urgent action needed to prevent COVID-19 “rampaging through places of detention” General—26 Mar 20

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to take urgent action to protect the health and safety of people in detention and other closed facilities, as part of overall efforts to contain the COVID-19

UN experts gravely concerned by enforced disappearance of three human rights General—23 Mar 20

UN human rights experts* expressed their grave concern about the welfare of three human rights lawyers who were forcibly disappeared by the Chinese authorities shortly after their arrest in December 2019. Three Chinese human rights lawyers, Mr. Ding

CP Foods and FLEC continue partnership to aid migrant fishermen and their Events—13 Mar 20

Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CP Foods) and FishermenLife Enhancement Center (FLEC) have continued partnership to promote andprotect human rights among migrant fishermen and their families, eradicatingmodern slavery in Thai seafood industry. Ms. Nattaya

States must protect human rights defenders in conflict and post-conflict situations – UN General—05 Mar 20

Human rights defenders working in conflict and post-conflict situations should enjoy greater recognition, protection and support for their work, said a UN expert in his latest report presented to the Human Rights Council. “Defenders in conflict

CPF supports labour law, international standards and human rights principles Events—20 Feb 20

Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC (CPF) affirms its recruitment policy is strictly aligned with labour law and human rights principles, vowing equal treatment, remuneration and welfare as required by legislative requirements. Migrant workers, in particular, are

Dow named 2020 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality by Human Rights Campaign Events—22 Jan 20

Recognition marks Dow's 15th consecutive year receiving a perfect score on the Foundation's Corporate Equality Index In recognition of its inclusive workplace, Dow (NYSE: DOW) has been named by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation to its 2020 list

องค์กรสิทธิมนุษยชนยกย่อง ดาว เป็นสถานที่ทำงานที่ดีที่สุดประจำปี 2563 ปฏิทินข่าว—22 Jan 20

กลุ่มบริษัท ดาว (Dow) ได้รับการเชิดชูเกียรติจากองค์กรสิทธิมนุษยชน (Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation) ให้เป็นหนึ่งในสถานที่ทำงานที่ดีที่สุดแห่งปี พ.ศ. 2563 ด้านความเท่าเทียมสำหรับกลุ่มผู้มีความหลากหลายทางเพศ (LGBTQ+) โดย Dow

CP Vietnam hosted Capacity building programme to promote good labour practices among business Events—13 Dec 19

CP Vietnam Corporation (CP Vietnam) hosted Capacity building for partnership 2019 training programme in an effort to promote sustainable supply chain management by guiding its business partners to comply with international standards for human rights and

CP and CPF share experience in the field of human rights at 2019 UN General—29 Nov 19

Dr.Netithorn Praditsarn, Deputy Secretary of Global Compact Network Thailand and a representative of Charoen Pokphand Group; and Mr. Wuthichai Sithipreedanant, senior vice president for corporate social responsibility and sustainable development of

CP Foods commits on non-violation of human rights in all forms Events—12 Nov 19

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) has conducted Human Rights Due Diligence Process to analyze and assess risks and impacts on human rights across business activities. It is the company's strong commitment to journey towards sustainable development on

Fijis human rights record to be reviewed by Universal Periodic Review General—01 Nov 19

Fiji'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, 6 November 2019 in a meeting that will be webcast live. Fiji is one of the 14 States to be

CP Foods tops the seafood industry in supply chain stewardship and human Events—25 Oct 19

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods), a leading agro-industrial conglomerate and shrimp producer and exporter, received the highest scores in the areas of Stewardship of the supply chain and Human rights and working conditions on Seafood Stewardship

Photo Release: PTTEP receives the 2019 Role Model Organization Award on Human General—04 Oct 19

Phongsthorn Thavisin (right), President and Chief Executive Officer of PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), received the winning award for state enterprise sector as a 2019 Role Model Organization on Human Rights from the

Indonesia must protect rights of Veronica Koman and others reporting on Papua and West Papua General—16 Sep 19

Indonesia must protect the rights of all people to peaceful protest, ensure access to the internet and protect the rights of human rights defender Veronica Koman and all others reporting on protests in Papua and West Papua, say UN human rights

China/Hong Kong: UN experts urge China to respect protesters rights General—13 Sep 19

UN human rights experts* reacted with alarm to reports of attacks on demonstrators, arrests of activists and human rights defenders, and threats to communications, as protests in Hong Kong entered their third month. The experts welcomed the detailed

Thailand: UN Human Rights Office Recognizes Progress in Enforced Disappearance General—09 Sep 19

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia recognizes the important progress by Thailand's Department of Special Investigation in the enforced disappearance case and recently confirmed murder of Karen community rights activist Pholachi 'Billy'

Human Rights Must Be Front and Centre in Climate Action General—04 Sep 19

Global efforts to confront the wide-ranging effects of climate change must take a human rights-based approach if they are to be effective in dealing with the crisis, the UN Human Rights Offices for the Pacific and for South-East Asia said at the occasion

Myanmar: UN experts concerned by incommunicado detention and torture of ethnic Rakhine men and General—04 Sep 19

UN human rights experts* have expressed grave concerns about the use of incommunicado detention by the military in Myanmar, along with allegations of torture and ill-treatment and deaths in custody since the outbreak of armed conflict in December 2018 in

Mongolia: UN human rights expert visits to examine financial and economic General—30 Aug 19

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, will conduct an official visit to Mongolia from 2 to 11 September 2019, at the invitation of the Government. "The purpose of the mission is to identify good practices,

Malaysia vastly undercounting poverty, says UN rights expert General—23 Aug 19

Malaysia lays claim to the world's lowest national poverty rate by using an unduly low poverty line that does not reflect the cost of living and by excluding vulnerable populations from its official figures, said UN human rights expert Philip Alston at

No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights situation in Kashmir General—08 Jul 19

A UN human rights report on the situation in India-Administered Kashmir and Pakistan-Administered Kashmir from May 2018 to April 2019, says the number of civilian casualties reported over the 12-month period may be the highest in over a decade, and noted

Myanmar: Expert calls for continued pressure as situation reaches human rights General—04 Jul 19

A UN human rights expert implored the international community to maintain pressure on Myanmar amid a deterioration of human rights in the country, citing concerns about possible war crimes in Rakhine State, the treatment of minorities, the environment

Myanmar: UN expert #fears for civilians after Internet shutdown General—25 Jun 19

The Myanmar Government's shutdown of mobile data networks in nine townships could have serious implications for human rights and humanitarian monitoring in the conflict areas of Rakhine and Chin States, a UN expert warned on Monday. "As there is no media

UN experts stress links between digital space and human rights at RightsCon, General—14 Jun 19

Human rights must be embedded in the design of our digital age, say UN experts* attending RightsCon 2019 in Tunis this week. As the conference on human rights in the digital age got underway, David Kaye, Michel Forst and Clement Voule, UN Special

Cambodias Ambassador Witnesses international labour and human rights practices at CPFs chicken General—11 Jun 19

Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CP Foods) had implemented its long-term goal of the labour employment policies to provide productive, non-discriminatory, exploitation-free, decent, safe and healthy work opportunities to ensure equal treatment for proper

Cambodia: Stop Political Harassment of the Opposition General—10 May 19

JAKARTA – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights urge the Cambodian government to stop targeting and attacking members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and immediately investigate the death in detention of a former CNRP

Cambodia: UN expert calls for open political dialogue for peace and sustainable General—10 May 19

PHNOM PENH – A UN human rights expert urged Cambodians to change the political culture to one of dialogue with a focus on issues rather than people, as a way to move ahead and to create a solid basis for durable peace, sustainable development and