[International] Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ -HRW

Laos: Pledge Action on Rights, Stop ‘Disappearances’ UN Review Opportunity for Progress, Answers on Sombath Somphone (Geneva, January 19, 2015) – The government of Laos should use the United Nations Human Rights Council review of its record to pledge concrete measures to address its pervasive human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today. Laos will…

[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

[Statement] Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance. -FIDH

Sombath Somphone one year on: 62 NGOs call for a new investigation into his enforced disappearance December 13, 2013 We, the undersigned 62 regional and international organizations, express outrage over the Lao Government’s ongoing failure to shed light on the enforced disappearance of prominent activist and civil society leader Sombath Somphone. December 15, 2013 marks…

[Event] “Beyond Tears and Borders” book launch -AFAD

On the 30th of August, the world will observe the International Day of the Disappeared which was officially declared by the United Nations in 2010. The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) sees it fit to commemorate this historical day by launching a book entitled, “Beyond Tears and Borders” that will comprehensively present the phenomenon…