One Year after the Violence Began: Civil Society Organisations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya

The Rohingya, a stateless minority of Myanmar, have endured decades of abuse, persecution and discrimination. One year ago, on 3 June 2012, the massacre of ten Muslims travelling in Rakhine State, following the killing and reported rape of a Buddhist woman, marked the beginning of a series of violent attacks against the Rohingya and other…

LFL: Will participate and be on standby for tomorrow’s ‘Blackout505 Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat’ rally

Press Release 21 June 2013 Lawyers for Liberty will participate and be on Standby for Tomorrow’s ‘Blackout505 Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat’ rally. Lawyers for Liberty fully supports and will be participating in the ‘Blackout505 Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat’ rally at Padang Merbok tomorrow, on the 22nd of June 2013. We urge the Police to ensure…

‘We still need independent police commission’

PETALING JAYA: The establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is paramount to curb custodial deaths, said Pakatan Rakyat leaders. “IPCMC is what we need to investigate errant police officers but the government is not interested,” said DAP chairman Karpal Singh. Yesterday, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced several measures to address…

LFL: Malaysia must not Deport Rohingya Refugees Back to Myanmar to face Inevitable Persecution and Suffering

Following the reported violence in Kuala Lumpur between Myanmar nationals, the Malaysian government has sternly warned them that they could face deportation back to Myanmar in the wake of the violence. Lawyers for Liberty urge the Malaysian government not to proceed with the deportation especially those from the Rohingya community as they are refugees fleeing…

Lock-up deaths: Surendran speaks out

Crusading lawyer N. Surendran has encountered many harrowing cases of deaths in custody over the past 12 years TIME and time again, Malaysians have met their deaths in grim circumstances behind the bars of a police lock-up. These aren’t sanctioned executions nor fights between prisoners, but appear to be something altogether more sinister. In recent…

Sugumar to be laid to rest tomorrow

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice president N Surendran said today that the family of C Sugumar has given up on the crusade for a second autopsy but will continue to fight for justice. “The family along with us lawyers had given the government a 48 hour ultimatum to allow a second autopsy. They have kept mum…

We are Hiring! Looking for Statelessness Consultant

Job Description for Statelessness Consultant Lawyers for Liberty is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant for the position of Statelessness Consultant to support its work through human rights and public interest litigation, research, campaign and advocacy work. Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Statelessness Consultant Employment Type: Full time, 6 months Location: Petaling Jaya, Selangor Work experience:…