In the absence of effective state action against the sale and consumption of dangerous bootleg alcohol in Myanmar, civil society and NGOs should play an active role, says John Smith Thang.
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has urged the international community to pressure the Thai military to return to the barracks.
Along with scores of other NGOs, Aliran has endorsed a joint campaign ‘Stand up for Suaram’. The campaign aims to mobilise support for Suaram following unjust persecution them by the government.
Amnesty International welcomes the acknowledgement by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that security forces have committed human rights violations in the region of Papua.