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U.N. Security Council: Impose Binding Arms Embargo On Myanmar

Thursday, 12 May 2022, 6:38 pm | Fortify Rights

President Biden due to meet ASEAN leaders in Washington, D.C. (BANGKOK, May 12, 2022)—The United Nations Security Council should urgently convene an open session on Myanmar and pass a binding resolution on the situation in the country, Fortify ... More >>

Thailand: Provide Official Protective Status To Myanmar Refugees, Prevent Forced Returns

Friday, 6 May 2022, 7:45 pm | Fortify Rights

Royal Thai Army responds to viral video of soldiers dismantling border-bridge used by refugees, denies wrongdoing (BANGKOK, May 6, 2022)—The Government of Thailand should urgently provide official protective status to Myanmar refugees and prevent ... More >>

Thailand: Provide Official Protective Status To Myanmar Refugees, Prevent Forced Returns

Friday, 6 May 2022, 7:12 pm | Fortify Rights

Royal Thai Army responds to viral video of soldiers dismantling border-bridge used by refugees, denies wrongdoing (BANGKOK, May 6, 2022)—The Government of Thailand should urgently provide official protective status to Myanmar refugees and prevent ... More >>

Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaint Against U.N. Special Procedures Mandate-Holder Angkhana Neelapaijit

Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 7:28 pm | Fortify Rights

Criminal-defamation trial scheduled for March 2023 (BANGKOK, April 26, 2022)–Thai authorities should drop all remaining cases brought by Thai chicken company Thammakaset Company Limited against human rights defenders, including newly appointed U.N. working ... More >>

Thailand: Dismiss Ongoing Criminal Defamation Cases, Decriminalize Defamation

Friday, 1 April 2022, 6:28 pm | Fortify Rights

Appeals Court upholds acquittal of human rights defenders Nan Win and Sutharee Wannasiri (BANGKOK, March 31, 2022)–Thai authorities should drop all pending criminal defamation cases and uphold the right to freedom of expression by decriminalizing defamation, ... More >>

Thailand: Drop Draft Legislation On Non-Profit Organizations

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 7:19 pm | Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights submits concerns to Thai government over draft “NGO law” (BANGKOK, March 29, 2022)—The Government of Thailand should drop the Draft Act on the Operation of Not-for-Profit Organizations , also known as the “NGO law,” because it would ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Acknowledge The Rohingya Genocide, Refer Myanmar To The International Criminal Court

Tuesday, 22 March 2022, 7:21 am | Fortify Rights

In historic determination, U.S. Government acknowledges Rohingya genocide (WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2022)—United Nations Member States should publicly acknowledge the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar and ensure the U.N. Security Council refers the ... More >>

Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaint Against 2019 Magsaysay Award Winner Angkhana Neelapaijit

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 6:58 am | Fortify Rights

Thailand: Drop Criminal Complaint Against Former Thailand National Human Rights Commissioner and 2019 Magsaysay Award Winner Angkhana Neelapaijit Court postpones trial hearings from March to April 25, 2022 (BANGKOK, March 2, 2022)—Thai authorities ... More >>

Fortify Rights Wins Anthem Award For Rohingya Photography Project

Sunday, 27 February 2022, 6:38 am | Fortify Rights

Virtual awards show hosted by actor Jay Ellis on Monday (BANGKOK, February 26, 2022) – Fortify Rights and Doha Debates won an inaugural Anthem Award for training and supporting Rohingya refugee photographers in Bangladesh, said Fortify Rights today. ... More >>

International Court Of Justice Risks Recognising Junta As Legitimate Government Of Myanmar

Friday, 4 February 2022, 8:16 pm | Fortify Rights

Three international organizations and more than 800 Rohingya refugees advise the Court to reject military junta (The Hague, February 3, 2022)—The International Court of Justice (ICJ) should not accept the Myanmar military junta as the representative ... More >>

Bangladesh: Prevent Coercive And Involuntary Transfers Of Rohingya Refugees

Monday, 31 January 2022, 7:04 am | Fortify Rights

New testimony and video reveal coercive threats, family separation (BANGKOK, January 30, 2022)—The Bangladesh Government should prevent coercive and involuntary transfers of Rohingya refugees from mainland camps to the isolated and flood-prone island of ... More >>

U.N. Security Council: Prohibit Arms Sales To Myanmar Junta Amid Ongoing Atrocities

Friday, 28 January 2022, 6:28 pm | Fortify Rights

Security Council due to meet today on the situation in Myanmar (BANGKOK, January 28, 2021)—The U.N. Security Council should urgently pass a global arms embargo to prohibit the sale of weapons and dual-use technology to the Myanmar military junta, ... More >>

Thailand: Provide Legal Status To Refugees, End Detention And Forced Returns

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 6:05 am | Fortify Rights

U.N. to Assess Thailand’s Human Rights Record on November 10 (BANGKOK, November 8, 2021)–As Thailand comes under review by the U.N. Human Rights Council, the government should take immediate and concrete steps to facilitate legal status for refugees ... More >>

Thailand: Prevent Misuse Of COVID-19 Emergency Decree, Bring Provisions In Line With Human Rights Law

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 6:42 am | Fortify Rights

Thai government extends COVID-19 emergency decree by two months (BANGKOK, September 28, 2021)—The Government of Thailand should ensure the emergency decree and any measures adopted in response to COVID-19 align with international human rights law, ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Recognize Credentials Of Myanmar Representative Kyaw Moe Tun

Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 6:12 am | Fortify Rights

September 13 General Assembly expected to determine Myanmar representation at U.N. tomorrow (BANGKOK, August 13, 2021)—United Nations member states should recognize the credentials of the serving Permanent Representative of Myanmar to the U.N., Ambassador ... More >>

New Film 'EXODUS' Provides Unique Window Into Lives Of Rohingya Refugees

Wednesday, 25 August 2021, 3:22 pm | Fortify Rights

Fortify Rights and Doha Debates today released “EXODUS,” a 23-minute documentary film that delves into the lives of three young Rohingya refugee photographers from Myanmar living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps. The film follows the ... More >>

United Kingdom: Implement Parliament Recommendations On Myanmar, Take Action At U.N. Security Council

Friday, 23 July 2021, 5:47 am | Fortify Rights

Bipartisan parliamentary committee issues call-to-action on unfolding human rights catastrophe (BANGKOK, July 22, 2021)—The United Kingdom government should implement recommendations made by the Foreign Affairs Committee and urgently draft a U.N. Security ... More >>

U.N. Member States: Form Emergency Coalition To Respond To COVID Outbreak And Coup D’état In Myanmar

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 6:53 pm | Fortify Rights

Deadly third wave of COVID-19 is sweeping the nation (BANGKOK, July 21, 2021)—United Nations member states should immediately form an Emergency Coalition to provide humanitarian aid and coordinate a mass-vaccination campaign in Myanmar to contain the spread of ... More >>

Myanmar National Unity Government: Appoint An Ethnic-Rohingya Envoy To Implement New Policy

Friday, 4 June 2021, 6:14 am | Fortify Rights

NUG issues monumental policy shift on Rohingya rights (BANGKOK, June 3, 2021)—The National Unity Government (NUG) of Myanmar should appoint an ethnic-Rohingya representative to help it implement and expand upon its new policy on the rights of Rohingya people, ... More >>

United Kingdom: Take Urgent Action To Isolate Myanmar Junta, Support Accountability For Atrocities

Wednesday, 26 May 2021, 6:02 am | Fortify Rights

U.K. Parliament holds inquiry into Myanmar crisis (BANGKOK, May 25, 2021)–The Government of the United Kingdom should take immediate action to deprive the Myanmar military junta of natural gas revenues, weapons, and political legitimacy, and ensure ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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