1 November 2010
MARUAH is making a submission to the United Nations on the death penalty and preventive detention without trial, as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process that will review Singapore’s human rights record.
The submission can downloaded via the link here.
1 November 2010
As part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, the Coalition of Singapore NGOs (COSINGO) is making a submission to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Singapore.
The submission can downloaded via the links below.
– Main submission
– Straits Times article (Full article below)
– Lianhe Zaobao 本地非政府组织人权报告 从三方面批评现有制度
– Channel NewsAsia Singapore’s human rights under UN scrutiny
– TODAY Civil society groups submit human rights reports
2 October 2010
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN Member States once every four years. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, which provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfil their human rights obligations. As one of the main features of the Council, the UPR is designed to ensure equal treatment for every country when their human rights situations are assessed.
Singapore comes up for review under UPR next year. Civil Society organisations (CSOs) have been invited to submit parallel reports (known as ‘Shadow Reports’) to the government report. MARUAH is working with CSOs to put forward a combined report to the UN Human Rights Council.
MARUAH will be holding 2 sessions of public consultation on 9th October for CSOs (10am-1pm) and political parties (2-5pm) respectively.
RSVP your interest by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact details, and representative organisation (if any), so that we can reserve a seat for you.