The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia risks a downgrade by the UN

Suhakam

the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

risks a downgrade by the UN

Malaysiakini article by Baradan Kuppusamy | Aug 7, 08

abu talib suhakamThe Human Rights Commission of Malaysia or ‘Suhakam’ risks a downgrade by the United Nations for failing to proactively defend human rights, combat an alarming rise in rights abuse of students, minorities and indigenous people.

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Civil society critics are slamming the government-funded organisation, managed by former civil servants and individuals close to the political establishment, of becoming a mouthpiece for authorities.

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Downgrading of Accreditation by the International Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Human Rights Institution

Downgrading of Accreditation

by the International Coordination Committee (ICC)

of the National Human Rights Institution

Malaysia’s Human Right Commission might lose ‘A’ status

Malaysiakini’s Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Jul 25, 08

suhakam protest 191207The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) may lose its ‘A’ status from a key regulator, thus potentially barring it from attending sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.
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This is following an accreditation review exercise by the International Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Human Rights Institution. Suhakam was told by the ICC to provide, in writing, within one year of such notice, evidence to establish its continued conformity with the Paris Principles.

“This (possibility of a downgrading) will reflect poorly on Malaysia’s human rights record at the international level because it shows a lack of political will to protect and promote human rights, let alone enforce it,” said Honey Tan of women’s rights group Empower.

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