Call on NGOs to meet over human rights issues

Call on NGOs to meet over human rights issues

Star Online news

 

KUALA LUMPUR: Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) involved in human rights should attend the first national consultation by NGOs to discuss issues to be highlighted in Malaysia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

“We would like to assess the state of human rights in Malaysia with the NGOs and prepare a report,” Dignity International adviser Jerald Joseph told a press conference here.

He said the meeting on Aug 15 would enable the NGOs to ascertain the extent to which the people had been affected by: the Government’s commitments and pledges to the Human Rights Council; the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the Convention on the Rights of The Child; the reports of UN Special Rapporteurs And Representatives on Malaysia; and the Millennium Development Goals.

Joseph said the consultation in Petaling Jaya would explain to participants about the UPR process.

For details, call John Liu of Suaram at 03-77843525/03-77835724 or email at yn_tynn@yahoo.com

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