World Refugee Day 2017: Equal Rights Trust calls for urgent protection of the Rohingya

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.


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 Rights Trust Publishes Two Reports on Stateless Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia and Thailand

Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2014
Two important new reports on discrimination against stateless Rohingya in Malaysia and Thailand were launched today by the Equal Rights Trust in partnership with the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies Mahidol University, Bangkok (IHRP).

ERT Publishes Report on the Human Rights of the 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.