Open Letters

[Joint Open Letter] Japan: Japan’s leadership urgently needed at the UN Security Council to stop Myanmar military’s atrocity crimes as Myanmar faces man-made and natural disasters
29 May 2023 2:52 pm

The Honorable Fumio Kishida Prime Minister of Japan Cabinet Office, 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968, Japan CC: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary, The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, H.E. Mr. Kimihiro Ishikane Members of the UN Security Council 29 May 2023 Open Letter Re: Japan’s leadership [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] The Philippines: Drop the remaining politically motivated charges against Leila de Lima and grant her immediate release
24 May 2023 2:14 pm

Open Letter to the Government of the Philippines: Drop the remaining politically motivated charges against Leila de Lima and grant her immediate release   To: Ferdinand Marcos Jr., President of the Republic of the Philippines   cc: Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines H.E. Mr. Evan [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Myanmar: Open Letter to ASEAN Leaders: Move beyond the Five-Point Consensus to immediately address the crisis in Myanmar
2 May 2023 1:40 pm

To: H.E. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Prime Minister of Brunei H.E Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia H.E Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia H.E Sonexay Siphandone, Prime Minister of Laos H.E Anwar bin Ibrahim, Prime Minister of Malaysia H.E Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr, President of the Philippines H.E Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] The United Nations Security Council’s meeting on Myanmar must lead to firm measures against the junta
18 April 2023 1:17 pm

To: The Member States of the United Nations Security Council CC: The United Nations Secretary-General 17 April 2023 Open Letter: The United Nations Security Council’s meeting on Myanmar must lead to firm measures against the junta Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned 546 Myanmar, regional and international civil society organizations (CSOs), welcome the United Kingdom’s request [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] 10 Organisations Demand The Dropping Of Charges Against Journalist Nguyen Lan Thang And The Guarantee Of The Right To A Fair Trial By Admitting The Press And Public To Observe The Trial
12 April 2023 11:00 am

Võ Văn Thưởng President No 2, Hùng Vương, Ba Đình District Hà Nội Việt Nam 11 April 2023   10 Organisations Demand The Dropping Of Charges Against Journalist Nguyen Lan Thang And The Guarantee Of The Right To A Fair Trial By Admitting The Press And Public To Observe The Trial     Dear President Võ Văn [ Read more ]

[HRC52 Joint Open Letter] Myanmar: The UN Human Rights Council must take concrete steps to actualize justice and bolster support for the people of Myanmar’s will for federal democracy and human rights
1 March 2023 12:42 pm

Your Excellencies, We, the undersigned 160 Myanmar, regional and international civil society organizations (CSOs), call for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to take concrete actions to advance accountability through all possible avenues, protect human rights of the Myanmar people, and strongly support their will for federal democracy. We welcome the UNHRC resolution of [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] HRC52: Support consensus renewal of the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders
28 February 2023 2:49 pm

Human rights defenders are people who act with humanity, serve humanity and who contribute to and bring out the best in humanity. They are key to our daily lives – they work so our governments are more transparent and accountable, our environment cleaner and safer, our schools and workplaces fairer, and our futures more sustainable. [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] An Open Letter in Solidarity with Ukraine One Year Since Russia’s Invasion
27 February 2023 10:29 am

We are writers, journalists, artists, human rights defenders, and those who stand in solidarity with them from around the world, including those who stay in Ukraine and made the difficult decision to leave our homes. On the one-year marking of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, we write to express our collective condemnation of Russia’s multi-pronged [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Myanmar: invitation of military-controlled Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to the 2023 Annual Meeting of GANHRI
24 February 2023 11:29 am

To: H.E. Maryam Abdullah Al Attiyah, Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Chairperson, Chairperson of the Qatar NHRC 23 February 2023 Open Letter to Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) Re: invitation of military-controlled Myanmar National Human Rights Commission to the 2023 Annual Meeting of GANHRI We, the Working Group on [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Thailand: Thai officials must drop all the ongoing prosecutions under the Emergency Decree
10 November 2022 3:04 pm

Dear Honorable Ambassador, We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are writing to express our serious concern regarding the ongoing impact of the implementation of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situation B.E. 2548 (“Emergency Decree”) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Thailand. We are troubled by reports of the continuing prosecution of individuals [ Read more ]