MARUAH calls for Singapore to focus on civil and political rights at UN human rights meeting

23 September 2011

MARUAH Singapore has made an oral statement at the United Nations, as the report on Singapore’s human rights was adopted under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process at the 18th session of the Human Rights Council.

Ms Braema Mathi, President of MARUAH, made the first Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) oral statement under the banner of ARTICLE 19, an international NGO focusing on freedom of expression and information.

In the oral statement, MARUAH highlighted that the 2 recent elections in Singapore have shown that the people want to be engaged; the government too has said that. Hence, it is disheartening that they have not supported the core recommendations on civil and political rights.

MARUAH urged the Singapore government to focus on civil and political rights as a priority over the next 4-year cycle of the UPR process. Read the rest of this entry »

MARUAH to speak on human rights in Singapore at UN meeting

21 September 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is participating in the 18th session of the Human Rights Council, as part of its advocacy work under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process.

Singapore, like all other UN members, is having its human rights record being scrutinised through the UPR process. The UPR reports of Latvia, Sierra Leone, and Singapore will be considered on 22 Sep 2011 at 10am-1pm Geneva time (4-7pm Singapore time).

MARUAH President, Ms Braema Mathi will make a short verbal presentation at the Human Rights Council to provide MARUAH’s views on the human rights situation in Singapore.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Article 19, for enabling MARUAH’s views to be heard at the Human Rights Council.

The Working Group’s report on Singapore can be found at the link here together with an addendum.

The live webcast will be shown at the link here.

Report Card on Singapore’s human rights – Universal Periodic Review – 25 May, 7pm

19 May 2011

MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore) is organising a post-Universal Periodic Review (UPR) discussion to share with you some of the key discussions that took place recently in Geneva when Singapore’s human rights record was reviewed at the United Nations (UN).

It is a good opportunity for many to get on track with human rights discussions; for others to follow-up on the latest in Geneva; and for all of us to look at ways of going forward on some key areas.

Date: 25th May 2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Place: Training room 5 & 6 (3rd floor)
Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO)
96 Waterloo Street
Singapore 187967

Please email to register your attendance.

UPR references below


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