Memorandum MuslimUPRo 22 Oktober 2013

MEMORANDUM GABUNGAN PERTUBUHAN-PERTUBUHAN ISLAM DI DALAM PROSES UPR (MuslimUPRo)

22 Oktober 2013M bersamaan 17 Dzulhijjah 1434H

Gabungan Pertubuhan-pertubuhan Islam di dalam Proses Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia atau ringkasnya MuslimUPRo telah digagaskan sebagai salah satu usaha untuk memantau NGO-NGO Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) dan pertubuhan-pertubuhan sekular-liberal yang menggunakan saluran Gabungan NGO Malaysia di dalam Proses UPR (COMANGO), untuk menuntut perkara-perkara yang mencabar kedudukan Islam sebagai agama Negara melalui Proses Semakan Berpenggal Sejagat (UPR) Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia HRC (UN) di Geneva, Switzerland yang akan melibatkan Malaysia pada 24 Oktober 2013. Continue reading

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Notes from Geneva – 19th October 2013

From Geneva, Switzerland, I bid you Assalamu’alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

Alhamdulillah, we have safely arrived via Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, after a 13-hours flight from Kuala Lumpur.

Friday afternoon was just a chance to settle down with the hotel check-in and visit the registration desk to collect the security pass for entry into the United Nations Building, or popularly known as Palais Des Nations. Security is strict for entry to the building for the session.

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Strenghtening the Muslim position at the Universal Periodic Review

Article 3(1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitution states that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”. It has long been misconstrued as a mere official declaration. As a matter of fact, it designates Islam as the religion of the nation. It goes right to the heart of the federation, her raison detre. Continue reading

MuslimUPRo’s Media Statement 1st October 2013

Malaysia‘s Second Evaluation under the Universal Periodic Review Process, Human Rights Council, Geneva

The coalition of Islamic NGOs in the UPR process (MuslimUPRo) will be sending a small delegation of observers to the UPR session involving Malaysia at the Human Rights Council, Geneva, Switzerland on 24th October 2013. Prior to this, it was the first time that the Islamic Non-Government Organisations were officially invited by Wisma Putra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend a consultancy process for the preparation of a Malaysian national report to the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Continue reading

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

Why and By Whom is Marriage being Redefined?

Young adult men’s support for redefining marriage may not be entirely the product of ideals about expansive freedoms, rights, liberties, and fairness. It may be, in part, a by-product of regular exposure to diverse and graphic sex acts.” The scholarly studies that have produced this statement are reported here. This is important research in the Social Sciences that needs to be brought to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council and the proponents of the 2006 Yogyakarta Principles, which tend to assume that their infamous “Human Rights” fully supports gay rights and pro-choice reproductive freedoms (in other words, free abortion). Continue reading

Prinsip-prinsip Yogyakarta: Agenda Bahaya Berselindung Di sebalik Topeng Hak Asasi Manusia

Pada 7 haribulan Mac 2012 baru-baru ini, Majlis Hak Asasi Manusia Pertubuhan Bangsa-bangsa Bersatu (PBB) telah menganjurkan suatu panel 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 telahpun 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 terma-terma serta standard-standard berkenaan Orientasi Seksual dan identiti Gender yang asing di dalam “bahasa” dan “penerimaan nilai-nilai sejagat” berkenaan hak Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual, serta dengan jelas menolak sebarang usaha untuk menjadikan orientasi Lesbian, Gay, Biseksual dan Transeksual (ringkasnya “LGBT“) sebagai nilai-nilai yang sepatutnya diterima semua Negara anggota PBB sebagai sebahagian dari hak-hak asasi manusia sejagat. Continue reading

2013 Universal Periodic Review at the United Nations Human Rights Council

The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) has instituted a procedure to monitor and assist the establishment of its global Human Rights Agenda among member states. It is known as the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as a process through which the human rights records of the United Nations’ 192 Member States could be reviewed and assessed. This review, conducted through the UN Human Rights Council, is based upon human rights obligations and commitments expressed in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights instruments to which the State is party.

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