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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

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PHILIPPINES HOUSE RESOLUTION NO 1175: Grave Concern over Thai Military Coup

On May 28, 2014 a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines filed a resolution expressing grave concern over developments in Thailand and demanding a…

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ASEAN MPs call for immediate halt to arbitrary detentions and human rights violations by Thailand’s ruling military junta

JAKARTA — Parliamentarians from across ASEAN today slammed Thailand’s military rulers, accusing them of widespread human rights abuses and calling for the immediate release of all persons detained for political…