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Leaderless Suhakam ‘a sign of flagging PH commitment’

Former commissioner Denison Jayasooria questions the delay in appointing a new chairman and new members of Suhakam, the national human rights commission.

Suhakam ‘paralysed’ as new chairman, commissioners still not appointed

A source says the delay in naming a new line-up is not justified as applications closed last November and the selection committee met earlier this year.

US, others object to UN counterterrorism chief visit to China’s Xinjiang

The US and other countries object to a visit by the UN counterterrorism chief to China's remote Xinjiang, where a million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims are reportedly being held in detention centres.

UN study finds 115 million child grooms globally

The study finds that the Central African Republic has the highest rate of child marriage among boys followed by Nicaragua and Madagascar.

UN experts call for rights council Philippines probe

A group of UN rights experts call for the Human Rights Council to establish an independent probe into violations in the Philippines, including alleged illegal killings in the government's drug war.

Canada says it has real concerns over China’s human rights, Beijing...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.

Appoint new commissioners for Suhakam now, NGO urges govt

M Visvanathan of Edict says the gap between appointments does not instil confidence in the people as there is no one to receive and investigate public complaints.

Rights lawyers slam PH’s BN-like policy over Thai dissident’s deportation

Lawyers for Liberty says the government must take responsibility for Praphan Pipithnamporn's safety.

Rights group slams PH over fear of public opinion in UN...

Human Rights Watch says there will never be a day when treaties can be passed without issue if there is an opposition playing 'disruptive' politics.

Global rights group gives PH thumbs down ahead of first year...

Human Rights Watch says the government not only failed to fulfil pledges on rights, but also back-pedalled on reforms.

US ‘gravely concerned’ on N.Korea human rights

The US State Department estimates about 100,000 North Koreans are in political prison camps.

Suhakam, Indonesian rights body sign MoU on stateless people in Sabah

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia and the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia will work on an action plan to help resolve the complex issue of statelessness in Sabah.

Rights group questions ‘freedom champions’ now in government over failure to...

Lawyers for Liberty calls for a single omnibus bill to be tabled in Parliament to abolish all the laws PH promised to remove.

Stateless problem top complaint to Suhakam in 2018

A total of 413 out of 1,180 complaints received were regarding the 'right to nationality'.

Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns

Microsoft also declined a deal to install facial recognition on cameras blanketing the capital city of an unnamed country.

Activists saddened by Suhakam chairman’s resignation

Razali Ismail resigned just two weeks short of the end of his tenure.

Affirmative action a flop, make it needs-based, says Sabah think tank...

Institute for Development Studies Sabah chairman Simon Sipaun says the policy has become a divisive factor defeating the objectives of the NEP.

Law student donates RM900 birthday money to Tenaganita

Nithiyah Tamilwanan says she was impressed with the civil society group's work on human rights issues.

Amnesty: Human rights in Hong Kong ‘deteriorating severely’

The Hong Kong government has hit back saying "foreign governments should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs" of the city.

Saudi sisters free after 6 months stranded in Hong Kong

The sisters were finally able to leave the city late last week after being granted emergency humanitarian visas.

Stand firm for your independence, Suhakam urges judiciary

Suhakam chairman reminds judiciary that their decisions set precedents in the way human rights is handled and freedoms enjoyed by the people.

Anwar ticks off cops for deporting 7 men despite concerns over...

The PKR chief says the police action was unilateral and was not discussed with Putrajaya.

Kazakh rights defender arrested over Xinjiang activism

Serikjan Bilash was arrested in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and flown to the capital Astana.

Saudi Arabia faces first-ever censure at UN rights forum

The initiative comes amid growing concerns about the fate of detained activists, who were preparing for their trials.

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