• May 27, 2015
    Press release
    Governments gathering in Bangkok on May 29, 2015, to discuss the Southeast Asia boat people crisis should reach binding agreements to save people at sea, permit them to disembark without conditions, and ensure unimpeded access for United Nations agencies to protect the rights of asylum seekers.
  • May 27, 2015
    Press release
    Rohingya and other survivors of dangerous boat voyages from Burma and Bangladesh describe horrific treatment by unscrupulous smugglers and traffickers in Burma, and abuse and neglect aboard ships, Human Rights Watch said today. A regional meeting scheduled on May 29, 2015, in Bangkok must find solutions to the so-called boat people exodus.
  • May 16, 2015
    Press release
    Burma’s parliament should vote down a draft population law that authorities could use to repress religious and ethnic minorities, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma’s donors and other concerned governments should publicly call on the government to withdraw the bill.
  • May 14, 2015
    Press release
    Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia should end their pushbacks of boats with Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrants and asylum seekers, and instead bring them ashore and provide desperately needed aid, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • May 1, 2015
    Press release
    The discovery of more than 30 bodies in a human trafficking camp should prompt Thai authorities to authorize an independent, United Nations-assisted investigation, commit to publish its findings, and bring those responsible to justice, including any government officials involved.
  • Mar 25, 2015
    Press release
    Burma’s government has failed to engage in meaningful public consultation on a draft investment law that could have a profound impact on human rights in the country.
  • Mar 10, 2015
    Press release
    The Burmese police should end their crackdown on student protests and investigate officers responsible for the use of excessive force against protesters.
  • Feb 6, 2015
    Press release
    A Burmese government committee reconstituted to deal with “prisoners of conscience affairs” should resolve remaining prisoner of conscience cases, be inclusive, independent, transparent, and designed to tackle growing numbers of politically motivated arrests.
  • Jan 29, 2015
    Press release
    Burma's human rights situation declined in 2014, setting back progress made since the reform process began three years ago, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Jan 26, 2015
    Press release
    The authorities in Burma should stop arresting peaceful protesters and immediately and unconditionally free those imprisoned.
  • Jan 13, 2015
    Press release
    The Burmese government should accept the United Nations call to amend the discriminatory law that deprives Rohingya Muslims of Burmese citizenship.