Media Statement: Burmese Regime Must Be Brought Before the ICC In Respect Of Treatment Of Its Rohingya Minority

Media Statement: Burmese Regime Must Be Brought Before the ICC In Respect Of Treatment Of Its Rohingya Minority

Press Conference by the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA)

17 October 2016

The systematic suffering by the impoverished Rohingya community who have done no wrong whatsoever and do not justify any ill treatment can and must be brought to a permanent end and it is up to us, as members of the international community, to do so. Continue reading

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

The 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process

Key Points of Moderators’ summary of the 5th Meeting of Istanbul Process for the “full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18”

In continuation of the previous four constructive meetings, the 5th Meeting of the Istanbul Process was held in the Headquarters of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 3-4 June 2015 to consider the full and effective implementation of UN HRC Resolution 16/18. Continue reading

Rohingyas: Out of the Depths of Suffering, We Cry

Rohingyas: Out of the Depths of Suffering, We Cry

Auschwitz is the Nazi extermination camp in Poland for the Jewish people whom Hitler wished to eliminate from the face of the earth. This place is the well-known monument to modern-day an act of genocide. Standing in Auschwitz, one may actually feel the horror of facing, not only personal death, but the death of your entire culture and genetic heritage. Continue reading

Malaysia aset strategik kepemimpinan OIC

Malaysia aset strategik kepemimpinan OIC

Rencana ini ditulis bersempena kunjungan rasmi Tan Sri Dr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Setiausaha Agung OIC ke Malaysia, 14-17 April 2015. Diterbitkan di ruangan rencana, Utusan Malaysia hari ini.

Salah satu cabaran terbesar yang telah digariskan Setiausaha Agung Pertubuhan Kerjasama Islam (OIC) yang baru, Tan Sri Dr. Iyad Ameen Madani yang perlu ditangani pertubuhan tersebut ialah memperkayakan perbahasan hak asasi manusia dengan nilai-nilai dan prinsip-prinsip Islam. Hal ini ditegaskan secara khusus ketika beliau menghadiri sesi keempat Suruhanjaya Bebas Tetap Hak Asasi Manusia (IPHRC) OIC di Jeddah pada 2 Februari 2014, genap kira-kira setahun selepas beliau secara rasminya diisytiharkan sebagai pemegang jawatan tertinggi pertubuhan tersebut. Tan Sri Dr. Iyad menyebutkan secara khususnya isu-isu had-had kebebasan bersuara, kesamarataan gender, perlaksanaan hak asasi manusia yang bersesuaian dengan sistem peundangan dan perlembagaan negara anggota OIC, serta tindakan menyekat ektremisme sebagai antara keutamaan OIC dalam tahun-tahun mendatang. Hal-hal tersebut perlu diberikan penumpuan kerana sedang menjadi antara punca pertentangan utama perbahasan hak asasi manusia di peringkat sejagat ketika ini.

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CENTHRA welcomes OIC policies on terrorism

CENTHRA welcomes OIC policies on terrorism

Issued on the sidelines of the 7th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights & Democracy | 24 February 2015 | Centre International de Conférences Geneva (CIGC)

On Rabiul Akhir 26, 1436 (February 15, 2015), the Executive Committee of the Organization of Islāmic Cooperation (OIC) reiterated its unabated determination to stand steadfast against extremism and terrorism in all their forms. As the leading principle of its statement, the OIC categorically rejects any attempt to link terrorism with any country, ethnic group, religion, culture, or nationality.

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Tangani Isu Rohingya dengan berkesan

Isu penderitaan minoriti umat Islam Rohingya di bawah regim Myanmar terus mendapat perhatian masyarakat sejagat, walaupun tiada usaha berkesan setakat ini yang benar-benar serius dilaksanakan oleh mana-mana pihak untuk menamatkan kesengsaraan mereka. Maklumat terbaru mengenai isu tersebut terkandung di dalam laporan mengenai Myanmar telah dibentangkan Setiausaha Agung PBB, Ban Ki-moon pada sesi ke-69 Persidangan Agung PBB yang berlangsung di New York dari 16 September hingga 1 Oktober lalu. Laporan tersebut menimbulkan kebimbangan serius berhubung ketegangan kaum dan agama yang mengakibatkan keganasan berterusan terhadap umat Islam Rohingya. Kebimbangan tersebut timbul walaupun Ban memuji usaha kerajaan Myanmar untuk maju dengan usaha-usaha pembaharuan demokratik yang sering dilaung-laungkan para pemimpinnya. Continue reading

UNHRC Resolution on SOGI

It may (or may not) be true that a free and fair election is vital to the proper control of human leadership. However, the recent United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) vote on sexual deviation cannot be accepted on that basis.

A little-recognized fact of historical precedence was in 423 CE, when the Emperor Constantine convened the First Council of Nicaea and ordered them to come up with a unified theology that he could impose fully on his subjects. At that Council, the so-called “divinity of Jesus” was established by a vote of 60%, while 40% of the collected religious leaders (priests, etc.) did not agree to propagate the doctrine that Jesus was the Son of God.

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