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PADA 7 Mac 2012, Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) telah menganjurkan suatu panel perbincangan berkenaan “Diskriminasi dan Keganasan berdasarkan Orientasi Seksual dan Identiti Gender” yang berlangsung sebagai sebahagian acara tahunan sesi ke 19 Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia di  Geneva, Switzerland. Panel tersebut telah mendapat bantahan daripada Kumpulan Negara OIC bagi Hak Asasi Manusia, yang telah mengirim sepucuk surat kepada Presiden Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia PBB, Laura Dupuy Lasserre bagi menyatakan kebimbangan negara-negara OIC terhadap usaha untuk memperkenalkan di dalam Deklarasi Universal Hak Asasi Manusia (UDHR) terma-terma serta standard-standard berkenaan Orientasi Seksual dan identiti Gender (SOGI) yang asing di dalam “bahasa” dan “penerimaan nilai-nilai sejagat” berkenaan hak Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual.

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Western Human Rights and Freedom

At the recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session held in Geneva on 24th October 2013, it was clear that many Western countries were pressuring Malaysia to sign and ratify certain international human rights treaties; including the ones that allow for unbridled freedom of religion (such as Article 18 of ICCPR on freedom of religion). There were also calls from at least 5 countries for Malaysia to abolish her anti-sodomy laws (section 377A of the Penal Code and the various Shariah enactments); this eventually for allowing same-sex marriage. Indeed, Western countries are willing to go to the extent of overriding the sovereignty of nations in propagating ‘universal standards’ of human rights achievements.

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COMANGO’s retrograde agenda

COMANGO is a coalition of Malaysian NGOs purporting to represent the secular human rights groups, as well as “intelligent” liberal Muslim point-of-view. MuslimUPRo‘s objection to COMANGO’s retrograde agenda can be seen in MuslimUPRo’s earlier memorandum to the Government as well as media statements and other writings. Continue reading

The new ‘human rights-ism’

Anthony Julius, a Manchester Guardian columnist makes the following comment in his article “Human Rights: the new secular religion:

“This new ‘human rights-ism’ accords great value to the United Nations – notwithstanding its inability to enforce its decisions, and its refusal to make practical demands of its members to be democratic or respect the human rights of their citizens.”

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Kenyataan Media MuslimUPRo 1 November 2013

Gabungan Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam di dalam Proses Semakan Berkala Sejagat ke Geneva, Switzerland (MuslimUPRo)

Dari 17 hingga 31 Oktober 2013, delegasi rasmi MuslimUPRo seramai 16 orang telah berada di Geneva, Switzerland sebagai sebahagian usaha melobi serta menjadi pemerhati semasa sesi UPR Malaysia berlangsung pada 24 Oktober 2013. Seramai 5 ahli delegasi telah ditauliahkan akreditasi pemerhati dengan status konsultansi NGO ECOSOC manakala 11 lagi sebagai pemerhati biasa.

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