UN HUMAN RIGHTS Press Releases http://www.thailand4.com/unhumanrights/ No steps taken by India or Pakistan to improve human rights situation in Kashmir UN 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 th-TH Mon, 22 Jul 2019 8:38:57 +0700 Myanmar: Expert calls for continued pressure as situation reaches human rights crisis http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-07-04/ae7460ad529cc2f97d6a1c72f0381306/ 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 http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-07-04/ae7460ad529cc2f97d6a1c72f0381306/ Thu, 04 Jul 2019 9:17:21 +0700 Cambodia: UN expert calls for open political dialogue for peace and sustainable development http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-05-10/40c75303428e9d8643c8ae90654f7690/ 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 http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-05-10/40c75303428e9d8643c8ae90654f7690/ Fri, 10 May 2019 8:43:07 +0700 Myanmar: UN human rights experts say terribly concerned about press freedoms and democracyMyanmar: UN human rights experts say terribly concerned about press freedoms and democracy http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-05-09/b928ab17a192ff330a4424b48fbb6a91/ UN human rights experts welcomed the news that convicted Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are back at home with their families in Myanmar, but expressed serious concerns about the judicial process in the country and the fact that their guilty http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2019-05-09/b928ab17a192ff330a4424b48fbb6a91/ Thu, 09 May 2019 9:52:41 +0700 UN Human Rights Office urges Thailand to enact torture and disappearance law http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-12-20/27cedd768eed050bfbc79cd448cab015/ The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia calls on the Royal Thai Government to ensure that the proposed law criminalising torture and enforced disappearance fully meets international standards. The Regional Office understands that a draft law has http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-12-20/27cedd768eed050bfbc79cd448cab015/ Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:26:29 +0700 Next step for Malaysia: #leave no one behind in realising rights to water and sanitation http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-27/d2068737a7041eb42d7f4eecc1eaa16b/ A UN human rights expert has urged the Government of Malaysia to leave no one behind and keep a close eye on reducing inequalities in access to water and sanitation services. Malaysia#s performance in the field of water and sanitation is excellent, http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-27/d2068737a7041eb42d7f4eecc1eaa16b/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:49:59 +0700 UN Committee Against Torture to review Maldives and Viet Nam http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/cf8c9e8ed72ac01b1d171bcf0854c255/ The UN Committee Against Torture will meet in Geneva from 12 November to 7 December, 2018 to review six States, including Maldives and Viet Nam. The six States are among the 165 States parties to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/cf8c9e8ed72ac01b1d171bcf0854c255/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:48:33 +0700 Malaysia: UN human rights expert on drinking water and sanitation to visit http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/923edd4a656d8b74e2d6bed012d18777/ The UN expert on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation will visit Malaysia from 14 to 27 November to assess how the country#s legal, policy and institutional framework ensures access to drinking water and sanitation from a human rights http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/923edd4a656d8b74e2d6bed012d18777/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:43:24 +0700 UN expert: Civil society is crucial for sustainable development in Cambodia http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/1d7074a8f9cdf9aae3e4f70c331a2610/ A UN human rights expert urged the Cambodian Government to work more closely with civil society groups, and said the best way for the country to achieve a durable peace and sustainable development was to put human rights at the forefront of http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-09/1d7074a8f9cdf9aae3e4f70c331a2610/ Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:57:16 +0700 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Series of events to shine a light on human rights across the world http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-06/d9d31d19dcba60bf22e8a670f67faf8c/ The UN Human Rights Office on Tuesday announced the start, in mid-November, of a month of activation, involving events all across the world, leading up to the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the iconic Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-11-06/d9d31d19dcba60bf22e8a670f67faf8c/ Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:01:31 +0700 Malaysia: UN expert says child marriages must end http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-10-04/24f98b1e1118e002e9f88ce6cd432dba/ A UN human rights expert has urged Malaysian authorities to redouble their efforts to end child marriages, and to establish a robust non-discriminatory child protection system. The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-10-04/24f98b1e1118e002e9f88ce6cd432dba/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:35:01 +0700 Myanmar: UN report details silencing by law of independent journalism http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-09-11/240b5908732acd5e0328da64a8bb4cfa/ 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 http://www.thailand4.com/.gen/2018-09-11/240b5908732acd5e0328da64a8bb4cfa/ Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:11:33 +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