Tag: human rights
Former commissioner Denison Jayasooria questions the delay in appointing a new chairman and new members of Suhakam, the national human rights commission.
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.
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.
The study finds that the Central African Republic has the highest rate of child marriage among boys followed by Nicaragua and Madagascar.
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.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expresses "real concerns" about China's human rights record, prompting a swift protest from Beijing.
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.
Lawyers for Liberty says the government must take responsibility for Praphan Pipithnamporn's safety.
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.
Human Rights Watch says the government not only failed to fulfil pledges on rights, but also back-pedalled on reforms.
The US State Department estimates about 100,000 North Koreans are in political prison camps.
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.
Lawyers for Liberty calls for a single omnibus bill to be tabled in Parliament to abolish all the laws PH promised to remove.
A total of 413 out of 1,180 complaints received were regarding the 'right to nationality'.
Microsoft also declined a deal to install facial recognition on cameras blanketing the capital city of an unnamed country.
Razali Ismail resigned just two weeks short of the end of his tenure.
Institute for Development Studies Sabah chairman Simon Sipaun says the policy has become a divisive factor defeating the objectives of the NEP.
Nithiyah Tamilwanan says she was impressed with the civil society group's work on human rights issues.
The Hong Kong government has hit back saying "foreign governments should not interfere in any form in the internal affairs" of the city.
The sisters were finally able to leave the city late last week after being granted emergency humanitarian visas.
Suhakam chairman reminds judiciary that their decisions set precedents in the way human rights is handled and freedoms enjoyed by the people.
The PKR chief says the police action was unilateral and was not discussed with Putrajaya.
Serikjan Bilash was arrested in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city and flown to the capital Astana.
The initiative comes amid growing concerns about the fate of detained activists, who were preparing for their trials.