UN HUMAN RIGHTS Press Releases http://www.thailand4.com/unhumanrights/ Myanmar: UN report details silencing by law of independent journalism A host of ill-defined laws has been used in Myanmar to exert control over independent journalism across the country, including in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, a UN human rights report on freedom of expression in the country has found. The report th-TH Mon, 24 Sep 2018 9:02:23 +0700 UN Human Rights Chief applauds Indian Supreme Court decision to decriminalize same-sex relationships http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-09-07/d2b83019c285eda628c8698d00d0b852/ The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday applauded the decision by the Indian Supreme Court to decriminalize consensual same sex relations. This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-09-07/d2b83019c285eda628c8698d00d0b852/ Fri, 07 Sep 2018 15:18:14 +0700 The Philippines: UN experts urge further action to remove names on Governments terror list http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-08-20/fe8557269e73b71cb1e0407ad94c040f/ UN human rights experts* have welcomed a ruling in the Philippines declaring that the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, is a non-party to the government#s recent petition which seeks to declare the New http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-08-20/fe8557269e73b71cb1e0407ad94c040f/ Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:15:25 +0700 Pakistan must repeal discriminatory measures leading to persecution of Ahmadis, say UN experts http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-07-25/35938bf2a79884bdad51261dcb3706e9/ The Government of Pakistan must repeal discriminatory provisions in its electoral law which is leading to members of the Ahmadiyya minority being persecuted and targeted in violent attacks, say two UN human rights experts*. With national elections http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-07-25/35938bf2a79884bdad51261dcb3706e9/ Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:32:18 +0700 Myanmar: UN experts gravely concerned by court charges against Reuters journalists http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-07-11/3ef7f2b1cbf9c187e69c68ef739821a4/ UN human rights experts* expressed grave concern after a court in Myanmar officially charged two Reuters journalists under the 1923 Official Secrets Act in connection with their investigations into a massacre at Inn Din village, Rakhine State. We http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-07-11/3ef7f2b1cbf9c187e69c68ef739821a4/ Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:46:52 +0700 Critical time to welcome refugees, says UN rights expert http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-20/001d18e6eebdc05177534a1cbed265e7/ The world must act now to help those forced to leave their homes by overwhelming circumstancessays a UN rights expert. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Fernand de Varennes, is urging people to http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-20/001d18e6eebdc05177534a1cbed265e7/ Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:28:43 +0700 The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia published a post on Facebook today. http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-14/86830162d2e7a53aee0bc4692a308fe6/ The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned with the passing of the controversial Cyber Security Law by the National Assembly on Tuesday, which contains a number of provisions that are in contravention with Viet Nam#s obligations under http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-14/86830162d2e7a53aee0bc4692a308fe6/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:46:22 +0700 First-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir calls for international inquiry into multiple violations http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-14/a172f5460decd898ec5f0ec36c0ea60a/ There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives, a report by the UN Human http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-14/a172f5460decd898ec5f0ec36c0ea60a/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:10:19 +0700 Killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh must stop UN Human Rights Chief http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-07/261b170dc310b03c659765045fc60b1b/ UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra#ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the alleged extra-judicial killings of suspected drug offenders in Bangladesh and urged the authorities to ensure that these serious human rights violations are http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-07/261b170dc310b03c659765045fc60b1b/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 9:28:47 +0700 UN housing expert calls for human rights shift in South Korea http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-23/e605ee06c5e46c762ee1bebc0320167b/ United Nations expert, Leilani Farha, urged national and local governments of South Korea to shift their approach to housing and homelessness to meet current human rights standards. Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-23/e605ee06c5e46c762ee1bebc0320167b/ Wed, 23 May 2018 16:26:44 +0700 Japan: Benefit cuts threaten social protection of the poor, UN rights experts warn http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-24/b836ac973739ab3a7aed7cb857892849/ UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of Japan to review a series of planned benefit cuts which threaten the minimum social protection for the poor, particularly those with disabilities, single parents and their children, and older people http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-24/b836ac973739ab3a7aed7cb857892849/ Thu, 24 May 2018 15:23:32 +0700 Judicial independence in Philippines is under threat, says UN human rights expert http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-01/c7bc53824c17c5db9848289260711df5/ A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines# Chief Justice by the country#s President, saying her dismissal, that followed those threats, is sending a chilling message to other supreme court http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-06-01/c7bc53824c17c5db9848289260711df5/ Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:09:50 +0700 http://www.thailand4.com/ http://www.thailand4.com/ Thu, 01 Jan 1970 7:00:00 +0700 The UN Human Rights Office calls on Thailand to end restrictions on activists raising critical human rights issues http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-02/81582a4f77dcc1edceea8f5232333aa4/ The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia is concerned by the restrictions imposed on civil society groups on Labor Day in relation the rights freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. As party to the International Covenant on Civil and http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-05-02/81582a4f77dcc1edceea8f5232333aa4/ Wed, 02 May 2018 15:59:24 +0700 Mongolia: UN expert urges government to remedy water and sanitation issues in rural and #Ger areas http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-20/1dfc450b7d459f297416b1984fd370f9/ A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Mongolia to address the inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation, saying most of those living in rural areas and peri-urban areas (#Ger# areas) do not have adequate access to safe water http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-20/1dfc450b7d459f297416b1984fd370f9/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:20:20 +0700 Let ex-President run, UN Human Rights Committee demands of Maldives http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-17/03f49fd706d7f0190738abb624b7af4a/ Maldives must restore ex-President Mohamed Nasheed#s right to stand for office, including the office of President, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded in a finding made public today. The finding of violations of human rights was made in response to http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-17/03f49fd706d7f0190738abb624b7af4a/ Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:26:45 +0700 UN experts urge Thailand to show leadership on business and human rights http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-04/d80c6ae62ae8ec28e845f3ddbbcda3eb/ A team of UN experts today presented its preliminary observations on steps that should be taken by the Royal Thai Government and businesses to improve corporate respect for human rights and to strengthen access to effective remedies. We welcome the http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-04-04/d80c6ae62ae8ec28e845f3ddbbcda3eb/ Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:27:01 +0700 Vietnam: UN experts concerned by threats against factory workers and labour activists http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-21/e4b0434d12712f38917c05b2e9bd935b/ UN human rights experts* express their concern about reports that women workers at two Samsung Electronics factories in Viet Nam, as well as labour activists, have been subjected to intimidation and harassment after they raised concerns about working http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-21/e4b0434d12712f38917c05b2e9bd935b/ Wed, 21 Mar 2018 9:22:18 +0700 UN Human Rights Office condemns execution for drug-related offences in Singapore http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-16/4a0d94186359d52c138543aca5ec5d7e/ The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Singaporean national Hishamrudin bin Mohd for a drug-related offence this morning, expressing concerns that he had not been able to file a clemency petition. Under international http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-16/4a0d94186359d52c138543aca5ec5d7e/ Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:07 +0700 Accusations against UN expert a retaliation by Philippines, say fellow rapporteurs http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-09/4525c5d508ffe72b2d566482bfa37b45/ UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national. The legal petition listing her name is an http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-09/4525c5d508ffe72b2d566482bfa37b45/ Fri, 09 Mar 2018 12:41:57 +0700 Myanmar: Senior UN human rights official decries continued ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-06/20fba109ba3867a69a6cefa7bb3573ed/ The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don#t think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox#s Bazar, said Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at the end of a four-day visit http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-06/20fba109ba3867a69a6cefa7bb3573ed/ Tue, 06 Mar 2018 9:51:38 +0700 UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia from 5-14 March http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-02/1fc90b894831aa8441dde9a6bb21eadc/ The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will visit the country from 5 to 14 March 2018, at the invitation of the Royal Government. During her 10-day visit, the expert plans to meet senior officials, representatives http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-02/1fc90b894831aa8441dde9a6bb21eadc/ Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:18:50 +0700 Senior UN Human Rights Official to visit Coxs Bazar http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-02/80bef4b0bc6a1d5f29d27dc6e2fa6c6a/ UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour is due to visit Cox#s Bazar and Dhaka in Bangladesh between 2 and 5 March. Gilmour will be in Cox#s Bazar from 2 to 4 March, where he will visit camps housing Rohingya refugees from Myanmar http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-03-02/80bef4b0bc6a1d5f29d27dc6e2fa6c6a/ Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:26:03 +0700 UN Human Rights Chief ends visit to Indonesia Full statement http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-07/ba2d2d10d74900e41c5255611daeb1ba/ UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra#ad Al Hussein today closed at a press conference his official visits to Indonesia from 5 to 7 February. There are some dark clouds on the horizon but I am encouraged by the positive momentum and hope the http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-07/ba2d2d10d74900e41c5255611daeb1ba/ Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:52:03 +0700 UN Human Rights Chief to visit Indonesia (5-7 Feb), Papua New Guinea (8 Feb) and Fiji (9-12 Feb) http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-02/0b3a3d5987fcd8e96f5c7a393da3be2d/ UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra#ad Al Hussein on Monday begins official visits to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, at the invitation of the respective governments. From 5 to 7 February, High Commissioner Zeid will be in Jakarta, where http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-02/0b3a3d5987fcd8e96f5c7a393da3be2d/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:28:07 +0700 UN human rights expert laments tragic sense of dej? vu in Myanmar, says refugee returns premature http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-02/fe0e861a1b5ebbf56a8db6f1ab0a5c8b/ The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, lamented the decades long cycle of violence perpetuated by the authorities against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, including Rohingya Muslims, and said talk of repatriating http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-02-02/fe0e861a1b5ebbf56a8db6f1ab0a5c8b/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 12:05:04 +0700 UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh and Thailand 18 to 30 January http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-01-17/965b74f5921f4a20eaf9e5d71baf1163/ The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will visit the country#s neighbours Bangladesh and Thailand from January 18, vowing to fulfill her mandate despite the Government#s refusal to work with her. I am http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-01-17/965b74f5921f4a20eaf9e5d71baf1163/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:08:41 +0700 Lao must make child protection a core issue to combat sexual exploitation, UN expert urges http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2017-11-24/81781bb3440ec4f564d90f4d2e8cf9f2/ Lao has made good progress on child protection but must do more to tackle a range of problems including child trafficking, forced marriage, prostitution, online sexual abuse, and sexual exploitation by travellers, a UN human rights expert has concluded http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2017-11-24/81781bb3440ec4f564d90f4d2e8cf9f2/ Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:22:00 +0700