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THAI GOVERNMENT ENACTS LAW TO CRIMINALIZE TORTURE & ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
OPEN LETTER TO ECOSOC REGARDING THE COMMITTEE ON NGOS
INDONESIAN LGBTI DEFENDER RECEIVES FELIPA DE SOUZA AWARD
  • THAI GOVERNMENT ENACTS LAW TO CRIMINALIZE TORTURE & ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

    After the recent review of Thailand at the 25th Session of the UPR in Geneva and receiving much pressure from the international NGO community, we welcome the decision of Thailand to criminalize torture and enforced disappearances. As the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances has reported more than 80 outstanding cases of forced disappearances this decision comes at a time of great urgency. Read the full news [...]

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  • OPEN LETTER TO ECOSOC REGARDING THE COMMITTEE ON NGOS

    The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Committee on NGOs (the Committee) considers applications by NGOs for ECOSOC accreditation and, as such, is a key gateway for NGOs to gain access to the UN. ECOSOC accreditation provides NGOs with access and participation rights in many UN spaces including the Human Rights Council and ECOSOC Commissions. However, the Committee operates in a highly politicised manner, in particular regarding applications for accreditation [...]

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  • INDONESIAN LGBTI DEFENDER RECEIVES FELIPA DE SOUZA AWARD

    Chairperson of PI Indonesia and founder and chair of Arus Pelangi, a national federation supporting LGBTI human rights in Indonesia, Yuli Rustinawati has received the Felipa De Souza Award at the OutRight’s Celebration of Courage Gala on Sunday, 16 May 2016. The award comes at an important time as in the last three months “…Indonesian politicians have vowed to criminalize homosexuality; ban LGBT people from receiving education, employment, access to [...]

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