Posts Tagged ‘Radio Australia’

ASEAN declaration falls short on human rights: UN

November 14, 2012

ASEAN declaration falls short on human rights: UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says drafts of the ASEAN Declaration of Human Rights may not meet international human rights standards.

Ms Pillay says the Declaration should be postponed, because of the inadequate involvement of civil society and other stakeholders in the drafting of the Declaration.

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Burmese police taking sides, abusing powers: UN

June 16, 2012

Burmese police taking sides, abusing powers: UN Updated 15 June 2012, 12:01 AEST Girish Sawlani

The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Burma, Tomas Quintana says he has received information that police forces are not following orders, in the conflict zone in Arakan state.

Sectarian unrest displaces Burma‘s Rohingyas

An ethnic Arakan man holds homemade weapons as he stands in front of a burning house.[Reuters]