LFL Movie Screening: No Fire Zone

“The anguished voices of the dead, the dying and those left behind might yet be heard – and justice may yet catch up with Sri Lanka’s war criminals.” – Callum Macrae Carefully evidenced and powerfully measured, ‘No Fire Zone’ is a feature length film about the final awful months of the 26 year long Sri…

No to detention without trial – whether EO or any other name

Lawyers for Liberty is extremely concerned and appalled with recent calls for a law to fill the gap that had allegedly been caused by the abolition of the Emergency Ordinance (EO) that had allowed for detention without trial and wide and arbitrary powers of arrest and detention by the police and the Home Minister. This…

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…

Joint Statement by: SUARAM and LFL on World Refugee Day

JOINT STATEMENT BY: SUARAM AND LFL An Increase of 14-fold Refugee Population for the past 10-year provokes government’s stereotype Today, in commemoration of the World Refugee Day, SUARAM and Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) strongly urge the Malaysian government to immediately ratify the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol to promote,…

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:…

Warkah terbuka PRU 13 dan Teoh Beng Hock, Aminulrasyid dan C.Sugumar

Kehadapan rakyat Malaysia, Pada 5 Mei 2013 ini, kita bakal mengundi untuk Pilihanraya Umum ke 13 dalam harapan yang akan menjadi suatu detik perubahan penting sejarah Malaysia – yang meruntuhkan Barisan Nasional (BN) sebagai kerajaan. Hakikatnya kerajaan yang sama telah memerintah kita untuk sekian lama tanpa gangguan. Ia suatu rekod dunia yang tidak diingini dan…

Kematian Sugumar: Surat Terbuka Kepada Bakal Perdana Menteri Malaysia

Kehadapan Perdana Menteri, Kami menulis kepada Perdana Menteri sebagai pertubuhan hak asasi manusia Malaysia, yang prihatin terhadap kematian Mendiang C. Sugumar pada 23 Januari 2013. Tidak syak lagi, Perdana Menteri pasti akan bersetuju bahawa keadaan kematian beliau cukup mengerikan dan sangat serius; Mendiang Sugumar telah dikejar oleh sekumpulan anggota polis berpakaian seragam; beliau dengan cepat…

LFL is still hiring! Looking for Legal/Campaign Coordinator

Job Description for Legal/Campaign Coordinator Lawyers for Liberty is seeking a qualified and motivated applicant for the position of Legal/ Campaign Coordinator to support its work through human rights and public interest litigation, research, campaign and advocacy work. Vacancy Announcement Position Title: Legal/Campaign Coordinator Employment Type: Full time, 1 year contract (subject to initial 3 months’…

Today: Public Forum on Police Brutality & Killings (26 Sept, 8pm)

Who’s accountable? When will it all stop? Date: 26 September 2012 (Wednesday) Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm Venue: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok 3-4 (Tingkat 4), Jalan Bangsar Utama 3 Bangsar Utama, 59000 Kuala Lumpur Panel of Speakers   Phil Robertson Deputy Asia Director, Human Rights Watch N.Surendran Co-founder & Adviser, Lawyers for Liberty Nalini Elumalai Executive Director, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) Over the last decade, hundreds of people have died in…