Unless laws are complied with, clothing companies working at eradicating labor exploitation may be undercut by others profiting from cheap labor.
Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses.
Police mistook Ko Aung Soe Htike, a travel company director, for a thief who was captured on CCTV stealing a phone and detained and beat him without explaining their motives.
Facebook said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.
Cambodia failed to allay criticisms of authoritarianism and rights abuses that threaten the country's duty-free trading access to the European Union.
Malaysia freed 11 ethnic Uighur Muslims who fled to the SE Asian nation after a Thai jailbreak last year because they did nothing wrong there, says Malaysian PM.
An Indian campaigner supporting women survivors of violence in northeast India was named one of two winners of an annual award recognizing female human rights workers.
The UN Human Rights Council voted to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, including possible genocide, for any future prosecution.
Myanmar's democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech, the head of the UN human rights mission said.
Pattern of violations committed by Tatmadaw in Rakhine has been directed at other groups for many years, group says
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Fortify Rights launched its report regarding human rights violations against displaced civilians in Kachin State and northern Shan State on Thursday.
US lawmakers called to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against minority Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.
Army says it has proof they were killed in battle; local residents, aid groups say men were IDPs and were tortured, executed in custody