Posts Tagged ‘Special Rapporteur’

Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed

May 24, 2013

MYANMAR: Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2013 ALRC-CWS-23-06-2013 Language(s): English onlyHUMAN RIGHTS COUNCILTwenty-third session, Agenda Item 4, General DebateA written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

 1.      Following the communal violence that wracked the western parts of Myanmar near the border of Bangladesh in 2012, the country’s president established a commission of inquiry comprising of retired public servants, religious figures, politicians, academics and members of civil society. The commission handed down its findings on 22 April 2013. Despite high expectations, the 119-page report is gravely flawed. Although it contains a few useful recommendations and observations, to which the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar alluded in a press release of 1 May 2013, the commission’s positive contributions are outweighed by a range of omissions and misrepresentations and by an us-versus-them mentality that pervades the document.


Muharam’s Ma’al Hijrah is based on Migration but why continue the discriminations against Myanmar Muslim Migrants in Malaysia?

December 9, 2010
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Combating Discrimination against Migrants

The Durban Declaration pointed out that xenophobia against non-nationals, and in particular, migrants, constitutes one of the main sources of contemporary racism. Migrants are often discriminated against in housing, education, health, work or social security. It is a global issue affecting the countries of origin, the countries of transit and the countries of arrival. According to the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, around 200 million people live outside their country of origin, which will amount to 3.1% of the world population in 2010. Estimates showed that between 1945 and 1990, the number of migrants increased by around 45 million people per year.