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Coup leader and self-appointed Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha must cease absurd claims to be acting in the interests of human rights and democracy, repeal all laws that violate Thailand's international legal obligations and return power to an elected, civilian government.

Thai military’s contempt for human rights and the rule of law poses a threat to democracy across ASEAN

APHR accuses Bangkok’s military government of demonstrating profound contempt for the rule of law and the dignity and rights of its citizens and calls on Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha to immediately repeal all laws that violate Thailand’s international human rights obligations and hand power back to a fully elected, civilian administration.

From left to right: Kanya Khammoungkhoun, Deputy-Director of ASEAN Political and Security Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR; U Shwe Maung, Chair of APHR Myanmar Caucus; Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath, Representative of Lao PDR to AICHR; Charles Santiago, Chair of APHR Malaysia Caucus

Lao government’s deceptive game on Sombath investigation must end

BANGKOK — The Lao government should share all information on the investigation into the abduction of Sombath Somphone with family members and independent parties, ending its deceptive game of hiding…


ASEAN Community will be a failure without regional rights protections: ASEAN MPs call for independence and strengthened mandate for regional human rights commission

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has failed to bring any discernible improvement to or provide any protection for the basic rights of the people of Southeast Asia since its inception in 2009 and must be radically changed in ways that strengthen its independence and mandate if the ASEAN Community is to have any real meaning or impact, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today.

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Myanmar Must Immediately Allow Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and All Humanitarian Aid Organizations to Resume Full Scale Operations in Rakhine State

SEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) today joined with human rights activists around the world in a Global Day of Action to demand the Burmese government immediately allow Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and all humanitarian aid organizations to resume full scale operations without restrictions and provide life-saving aid in Rakhine State.

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APHR Submission to the Universal Periodic Review of the Lao PDR (June 2014)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights is concerned by reports of wide-ranging human rights violations in the Lao PDR. These abuses are oftentimes either committed by state actors…

APHR in the News May 2014

ส.ส.กลุ่มประเทศอาเซียนวิจารณ์รัฐประหารไทย เรียกร้องหยุดควบคุมตัวปชช http://www.prachatai.com/journal/2014/05/53592 ASEAN lawmakers to Thailand’s ruling military junta: Stop arbitrary detentions, rights violations http://www.interaksyon.com/article/87784/asean-lawmakers-to-thailands-ruling-military-junta-stop-arbitrary-detentions-rights-violations Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup by Walden Bello http://www.huffingtonpost.com/walden-bello/class-war-thailands-milit_b_5399913.html Tweet