Found 638 articles in the category "News" over 32 pages.

The Alliance of Like-Minded CSOs in Singapore (ALMOS)

Posted by Think Centre under News, Human Rights Education on 10 December 2015

The Alliance of Like-Minded CSOs in Singapore (ALMOS) is a group of civil society organisations (CSOs) that have collaborated to submit a Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to the United Nations in 2015, to highlight human rights issues in Singapore. ALMOS is represented by AWARE, Function 8, HOME, Project X, Sayoni, Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign, The Online Citizen, Think Centre, We Believe in Second Chances and WWF Singapore, who have synergised efforts to increase international and local awareness of civil and political rights of Singaporeans through a combination of lobbying and public engagement activities.

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Civil Society Joint Statement on the Persecution of Amos Yee

Posted by Think Centre under News on 6 July 2015

The Community Action Network and Think Centre are deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of Amos Yee.

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Malaysia:Why the sledgehammer?

Posted by Aliran Exco under News on 5 July 2011

Aliran calls upon the Barisan Nasional government to be fair and just, and to free Jeyakumar and his colleagues immediately.

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Malaysia: End mass repression of pro-reform activists

Posted by Amnesty International & Think Centre under News on 4 July 2011

The Malaysian authorities are muzzling calls for electoral reform by throwing peaceful protestors in jail. The use of repressive laws to criminalize peaceful political activism is appalling. How can a movement for fair elections be a threat to security?

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Malaysia: Refer Yong Vui Kong's case to ICJ

Posted by under News on 17 June 2011

The group urged the Malaysian Parliament to take Yong's case to the International Court of Justice(ICJ). Chua Soon Bui,Tawau MP, supported the appeal to bring the case to ICJ so that Malaysians overseas facing trial would receive a fair trial.

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Alan Shadrake jailed for exercising freedom of speech

Posted by AI Canada and ADPAN under News on 13 June 2011

Amnesty International stated that "Singapore has thrown Alan Shadrake in prison solely for exercising his basic right of free speech".

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UN Resolution on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association

Posted by Yap Swee Seng under News on 11 October 2010

This new resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council reaffirms that "the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association are essential components of democracy - to, inter alia, express their political opinions, engage in literary and artistic pursuits and other cultural, economic and social activities, engage in religious observances or other beliefs, form and join trade unions and cooperatives, and elect leaders to represent their interests and hold them accountable."

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Legal Charges Threat to Freedom of Expression

Posted by under News on 4 August 2010

The mandatory nature of this penalty effectively obstructs judges from considering the circumstances of a case or handing down lighter sentences.

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2010 International Day Against Racism and Xenophobia

Posted by under News on 22 March 2010

Discrimination at work is a principal form of racial discrimination. While trade unions fight for decent work for all, migrant workers are all too often victims of discrimination.

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Lawyers challenge death sentence

Posted by Afua Hirsch under News on 21 March 2010

Should the death penalty be an automatic punishment for drug traffickers? Lawyers for Yong Vui Kong argue country's policy of mandatory execution in drug cases is a breach of human rights.

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International Women's Day 2010

Posted by under News on 8 March 2010

The theme of this year's International Women's Day which is observed worldwide on 8 March is "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All".

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ASEAN integration going slow due to trust issues

Posted by Ira P. Pedrasa under News on 21 February 2010

ASEAN countries are slow in integration due to low "trust-level". The Asean Charter may help to overcome such birth pains.

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Posted by under News on 4 December 2009

Think Centre urges the president and the cabinet to consider Yong Vui Kong's clemency petition and commute his death sentence. Think Centre also calls on the government to remove the mandatory death sentence. The laws should be changed to permit judicial discretion and fairness for all cases.

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Jitters over religion hard sell

Posted by Seah Chiang Nee under News on 27 June 2009

Increasing reports of insensitive evangelism have irked many Singaporeans and raised fears about a possible backlash.

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AI REPORT 2008- Singapore

Posted by under News on 10 June 2008

Criticism of the government grew despite restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly.

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Malaysia: Positive engagement with civil society and moving with elections for local government

Posted by under News on 4 May 2008

The Coalition for Good Governance (CGG), an informal grouping of 55 civil society organisations (CSOs), thanks the State Government of Selangor for the meeting with the Mentri Besar of Selangor (MB) on 16 April 2008.

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S'pore: Arrest of consumer rights protesters

Posted by Margaret John under News on 23 March 2008

Around 20 persons wearing red T-shirts that said "Tak Boleh Tahan" protested outside parliament house, holding placards and shouting slogans decrying the rising cost of living.

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Asia: Human rights defenders face risk

Posted by under News on 23 March 2008

Eight non-governmental organisations presented their joint statement in the interactive dialogue with Hina Jilani, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs), at the 7th session of the UN Human Right Council in Geneva.

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Asean civil society groups can lead the way

Posted by Kavi Chongkittavorn under News on 6 February 2008

The Asean member nations' promise to ratify the Asean Charter before the grouping's annual summit in Bangkok later this year is becoming doubtful.

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Malaysia: Death in Custody with Impunity

Posted by under News on 28 January 2008

There were 11 cases of death in custody in 2007, of which not a single case has had an inquest conducted to investigate the possible foul play of the police and the real cause of death.

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