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Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal…

Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya: Obama’s Duty is ASEAN’s Shame

By Charles Santiago KUALA LUMPUR — With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Naypyidaw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United…

APHR Vice President and Chair of the Myanmar Caucus signs the charter of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief, reaffirming a commitment to freedom of religion or belief as outlined in Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Launch of International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

OSLO — APHR members joined together with fellow parliamentarians from across the world in Oslo this weekend to launch the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief,…

Kachin farmers Sumlut Roi Ja and her husband Dau Lum pictured on their wedding day.

Burmese government urged to investigate the enforced disappearance of Sumlut Roi Ja

On the third anniversary of the abduction of Sumlut Roi Ja, an ethnic Kachin woman from Burma, we, the undersigned organizations, call on the Burmese government to thoroughly investigate her…

Shui Meng ASEM

Keep Sombath’s Vision Alive

Keynote Speech by Shui Meng Ng at the 10th Asia-Europe People’s Forum “Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe-Building States of Citizens for Citizens” Milan, Italy, 10-12 October 2014…

APHR in the News September 2014

Bangkok Post; 30 September 2014; ‘Tanasak the odd man out on world stage’ Prachathai; 29 September 2014; ‘Thai military’s contempt for human rights and the rule of law poses a…