Region and country Archives: Asia-Pacific

Pakistan: widespread practice of enforced disappearance must be addressed

The ICJ today called on the Government of Pakistan to take immediate measures against the increasing practice of enforced disappearances in the country.

January 9, 2018

Nepal: Implement Supreme Court Ruling on Protecting the Rights of LGBTI Persons

On the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Sunil Babu Pant on the protection of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), the ICJ calls on the Government of Nepal to fully implement the Court’s ruling.

December 21, 2017

Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar: respect their rights, end their incommunicado detention

The ICJ today called on Myanmar authorities to immediately disclose the whereabouts of two journalists who have been detained incommunicado for nearly one week, and to grant prompt access to lawyers and families.

December 18, 2017

Laos: five years on, 122 organizations worldwide demand to know where Sombath Somphone is

On the fifth anniversary of the enforced disappearance of the Lao civil society leader, the ICJ and 121 other organizations, express outrage at the government’s failure to investigate Sombath Somphone’s disappearance and return him to his family.

December 15, 2017

Singapore: stop harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham

The ICJ today urged the Government of Singapore to end the harassment of human rights defender Jolovan Wham and to amend laws used to restrict his work and the work of other human rights defenders.

December 13, 2017