Malaysia’s 2nd Evaluation under the Universal Periodic Review, 24th October 2013

Malaysia is fast approaching the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session, to be held on October 24, 2013 at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. There were some reports sent individually to the Council by bodies such as the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the Bar Council, the International Commission of Jurists as well as other human rights-based NGOs. However, the contents of the COMANGO (a coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR process) report form the bulk of the demands contained in the documents used as a point of reference for Malaysia’s human rights record this time around. Continue reading

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Tuntutan-tuntutan COMANGO untuk Proses Semakan Berkala Sejagat Malaysia 2013

Malaysia semakin menghampiri sesi Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) pada 24 Oktober 2013 di Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia, Geneva, Switzerland. Terdapat beberapa laporan yang dihantar secara berasingan kepada Majlis tersebut oleh badan-badan seperti Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Majlis Peguam, International Commission of Jurists dan lain-lain NGO Hak Asasi Manusia, tetapi isi kandungan laporan COMANGO (iaitu gabungan NGO-NGO Malaysia di dalam proses UPR) membentuk sebahagian besar tuntutan yang terkandung di dalam dokumen-dokumen yang menjadi asas rujukan rekod hak asasi Malaysia pada pusingan kali ini. Di antara tuntutan-tuntutan berbahaya di dalam laporan tersebut ialah: Continue reading