Today, nearly 70 years ago in 1948, a peaceful village in Deir Yassin, Palestine, was attacked by armed Jewish terrorists from the militant Irgun and Stern Gangs, who formed the backbone of the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) upon the creation of the State of Israel shortly afterwards. Continue reading
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
Tomorrow is World Refugee Day, commemorated annually as such since the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed vide Resolution 55/76 to mark 20 June 2001 as the first such day following the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. Indeed, the past few years have seen many forced to flee their homes due to wars and conflicts occurring in various parts of the world, notably Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Myanmar as well as to escape widespread famine caused by the onslaught of global warming and escalation of climate change happening in places such as India and Africa due to, among others, inaction on the part of governments to mitigate the same ever since the Paris Agreement was agreed in December 2015. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy if further action is not taken soon to mitigate its effects. Continue reading
PEACE, DEMOCRACY AND REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP TOWARDS THE REALISATION OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Full text of Speech by Azril Mohd Amin Chief Executive, Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) presented at the Asian Youth Forum, Cambodia on 26th February 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests,
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh and a very good afternoon. It gives me great pleasure to be here today at this gathering by the Asian Youth Forum, one where many nations of Asia, and all state parties to the ASEAN Charter are in attendance, and, in my capacity as the Chief Executive of the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) in Malaysia. I have been invited by the organisers of this Forum to give a short lecture and thus I shall speak on Peace, Democracy and Regional Partnership Towards the Realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Continue reading
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Europe’s #Rohingya Refugees from #Myanmar to hold a protest rally at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, calling for the prosecution of President Thein Sein and deputies for the crime of genocide.
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6 October 2015
The Hague, Netherlands: From 1-3 pm today, Europe’s Rohingya refugees from Myanmar/Burma will hold a protest rally at the International Criminal Court and officially deliver petition to the ICC officials in order to call the court’s attention to what renowned scholars, genocide researchers and international law practitioners call Myanmar’s slow genocide of the Rohingya. The European Rohingya Council, the Burmese Muslim Association (BMA), Burma Human Rights Network and a wide array of Rohingya support groups in Malaysia, USA, France, Germany, India, Norway, and S. Africa are supporting the new public awareness campaign.
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