The Fahamu Refugee Programme has mounted a campaign to oppose States and UNHCR withdrawing the protection of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees from tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees currently in exile.
The Malaysian prime minister’s major announcement that the government would abolish the Internal Security Act (ISA) and other repressive laws should be achieved promptly and without passing new legislation in their place, Human Rights Watch has said.
How many of our ministers and senior bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education actually send their children to national schools and local universities? If they did, we would have one of the best education systems in the world, claims Angry Parents!
Think Centre (TC), one of Singapore’s oldest political NGOs, welcomes and applauds the announcement by the Malaysian government to repeal the controversial 51-year-old law allowing for detention without trial and to ease other legislation curbing civil liberties.
The Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) is disappointed that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s promise of sweeping democratic reforms in his public address on the eve of Malaysia Day did not extend to media freedom.
Despite the on-going environmental and human disasters brought by the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear reactors meltdown, the Japanese government is hell-bent on continuing its export of what has become questionable nuclear power generation technologies.
For the second time in less than a month, a human rights training event in Cambodia has been disrupted by men carrying AK-47s, reports the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights.
Individuals and civil society groups around Asia have called on their governments to support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma, reports the Burma Partnership.
The Australian High Court ruled on 31 August 2011, that the Australia-Malaysia Transfer and Resettlement Arrangement is invalid and that any attempt to remove these asylum seekers to Malaysia would be unlawful, Human Rights Watch said.
The feasibility study, including the EIA and Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA), for the Baram Dam have not yet been completed, note half a dozen Sarawak-based civil society groups.