ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights is a human rights intervention force of like-minded parliamentarians and influential persons, using our unique positions and innovative means to prevent discrimination, uphold political freedom and promote all human rights. We support the work of civil society and human rights defenders and encourage sustainable and alternative solutions that increase pressure on international, regional and multilateral bodies and governments to ensure accountability to the people and uphold and enforce international human rights laws.
MANILA — The failure of ASEAN leaders to confront the root causes of the ongoing crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine State constitutes a blow to the regional bloc’s credibility, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today, following the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.
We, a global coalition of 88 civil society organizations, urgently call upon UN member states to take immediate steps to address the human rights abuses and humanitarian catastrophe engulfing Myanmar's ethnic Rohingya population. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein have described the Myanmar security forces' ongoing campaign against the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State as ethnic cleansing.
KUALA LUMPUR — Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia today applauded Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman’s decision to “disassociate” himself from a recent ASEAN Chairman’s Statement on the situation in Rakhine State, calling the move an important and necessary step to push for more substantial action by the regional bloc to address the growing crisis in Myanmar.
JAKARTA – Members of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) released today “Examining Human Rights in the Context of ASEAN Regional Migration,” a summary report of findings from a recently concluded fact-finding mission to Malaysia.
JAKARTA, 11 September 2017 — Indonesian lawmakers from multiple parties issued a joint call from the halls of Parliament today for an immediate end to atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, urging their own government to do more to help resolve the crisis, including by exercising regional leadership to get the issue on the ASEAN agenda.