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Video: An Introduction to FORUM-ASIA
31 October 2014 12:02 pm

  Video introduction to the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), through the testimonies of (in order of appearance): Evelyn Balais-Serrano, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director Sister Crescencia L. Lucero, Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), Philippines Adilur Rahman Khan, Odhikar, Bangladesh Cecil Shane Chaudhry, National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan Henri [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA EC member, Adilur Rahman Khan, winner of the 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Human Rights Award
24 October 2014 2:32 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) congratulates Adilur Rahman Khan, member of the Executive Committee and Secretary of FORUM-ASIA member organisation Odhikar, for this new award, his fourth this year. Adilur was also recipient of Gwangju Human Rights Award, Robert F. Kennedy Award and a finalist in the recent Martin Ennals Award. [ Read more ]

Martin Ennals Laureate for 2014 – Alejandra Ancheita
8 October 2014 12:00 am

                                                                                     Geneva, Tuesday 7 October 2014   Alejandra Ancheita Selected as the 2014 Laureate [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 23 September (10:00-12:00), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support
22 September 2014 11:54 am

Click here to download the flyer  Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support The work of human rights defenders is invaluable for the overall realisation of human rights protection and promotion in Cambodia. For many human rights defenders this includes defending the rights of vulnerable groups such as evicted persons and factory workers. [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 18 September (12:00-13:30), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights
17 September 2014 11:05 am

Download the Flyer The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) new Charter of 2008 and the establishment of an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) have been seen as expressions of the body’s desire [ Read more ]

27th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
8 September 2014 12:12 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 27th regular session from 8 to 26 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements Joint Statement at the Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective (15 September 2014) Item 2&3 General Debate: Introduction [ Read more ]

HRC 26 Side Event: The Role of International Human Rights Community in the Review of the TOR of AICHR: Towards an Effective and Independent ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
16 June 2014 5:01 pm

Concept Note Side event at the 26th session of UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 16 June 2014   Towards an Effective and Independent ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism: The Role of the International Community in the AICHR ToR Review Process   Background Five years since its establishment, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is [ Read more ]

HRC 26 Side Event: Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association in the Context of Elections: The Situation in Asia
10 June 2014 4:05 pm

Download the flyer Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association in the Context of Elections: The Situation in Asia    Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)       Introduction This panel discussion aims to provide an assessment of the situation of freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Asian electoral [ Read more ]

National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June Lahore, Pakistan)
2 June 2014 4:00 pm

                         National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June 2014, Lahore, Pakistan) Given the common human rights challenges faced by all South Asian States, there is an urging need for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism. The Regional Initiative is a platform [ Read more ]

Call for Applications: 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)
6 May 2014 4:38 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Development Alliance (ADA)  and Asian Democracy Network (ADN) gladly announce the call for applications for the 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July- 2 August 2014. FORUM-ASIA will be the local host. The aim of [ Read more ]