Each year, World Refugee Day commemorates the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. On World Refugee Day this year the Equal Rights Trust stands in solidarity with thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled and who continue to flee discrimination and violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar. Today we make an urgent call to the government of Myanmar to address the root causes of this cycle of flight, and for governments of other countries in the region to fulfil their duties to protect the Rohingya and all other refugees within their borders.
A briefing on the situation of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand - from Fortify Rights and Burmese Rohingya Organization UK.
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Bangkok, 14 September 2015
The Equal Rights Trust and the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, have launched an International Coalition on Rohingya Rights at an international forum in Bangkok convened by the two organisations.
Our work in Thailand focuses on the rights of the Rohingya – a community which has been subjected to one of the most serious and sustained campaigns of ethno-religious discrimination and persecution anywhere in the world. Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled persecution, violence and discrimination in their native Myanmar, seeking a better life in countries such as Thailand.
Equal Only in Name: The Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand
London, 6 February 2014
Today, at a launch event in Bangkok, Thailand, The Equal Rights Trust, in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University (IHRP), published its new report The Human Rights of Stateless Rohingya in Thailand. The report is part of a series developed by ERT which aims to document the situation of the Rohingya – one of the world’s most persecuted minority groups – both in their homeland, Myanmar, and in a number of other countries where they have fled seeking refuge: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.