[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…

[From the web] Third Press Release of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)

Third Press Release of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 February 2012 The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) concluded its Fourth Meeting which was convened from 16-18 February 2012 in Vientiane,…