In December 2016, ARTICLE 19 analysed the draft Interfaith Harmonious Coexistence Law (the draft Law), proposed by the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture of Myanmar, for its compliance with international human rights standards.
Sixty organisations call on the Egyptian government to cease silencing civil society, and to allow NGOs to conduct their mandates within Egypt’s constitutional framework and in full respect of its international legal commitments to freedom of association.
ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Forum-Asia, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are concerned that the European Union (EU) may not introduce a new resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). This is despite the fact that many human rights concerns raised in previous resolutions remain.
Attacks against communicators on the rise
Brazil is facing a freedom of expression crisis. ARTICLE 19 has documented an increase of 67% in attacks against communicators in 2015. In our latest report released to mark World Press Freedom Day, we look at the statistics and what they reveal about the root causes of freedom of expression violations. We also make some concrete recommendations of what the Brazilian government and international community could do to roll-back this worrying trend.