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Journal of Human Rights Practice – Special Issue on HRD Protection
18 December 2013 5:48 pm

The Journal of Human Rights Practice has dedicated a special issue on the protection of human rights defenders. This Special Issue has a unique focus on the issues and challenges that human rights defenders face and provides a critical analysis of protection initiatives and gaps. In this collection of papers, practitioners and human rights defenders [ Read more ]

Peoples’ Forum on Human Rights and Business – Collective Strategies towards Binding Regulation and Effective Remedy 5-7 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
5 November 2013 12:31 pm

The 2013 Peoples’ Forum is a global gathering of the corporate accountability movement, taking place on 5-7 November in Bangkok. It is jointly organised by the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). The Peoples’ Forum brings together affected communities, social movements and [ Read more ]

24th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, 9-27 September 2013
17 September 2013 6:48 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 24th regular session (HRC-24) from 9 to 27 September 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.

Call for Applications: The 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Asia)
20 June 2013 2:32 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Asian Development Alliance (ADA) announce the call for applications for the 1st Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bogor, Indonesia on 25-31 August 2013. The GALA Academy is a new training programme aimed to strengthen advocacy capacity of the mid-level [ Read more ]

23rd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, 27 May-14 June 2013
31 May 2013 6:04 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 23rd regular session (HRC-23) from 27 May to 14 June 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page.

Call for Papers – Sur: International Journal on Human Rights
7 May 2013 3:39 pm

Deadline: June 15, 2013 Conectas Human Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, CIVICUS: Worldwide Alliance for Citizen Participation and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development invite scholars and practitioners to submit articles for Sur Journal’s Issue No. 19, to be published in December 2013, with a focus on Foreign Policy and Human Rights. Sur – [ Read more ]

Women Human Rights Defenders Briefing Points Towards the 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
28 February 2013 4:52 pm

Under the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, States have an obligation to protect WHRDs, which includes ensuring gender sensitive protection measures to threats, violence, retaliation and adverse discrimination faced by WHRDs. Primarily, the concern for an enabling and secure environment for WHRDs originates from basic recognition of the significant role of WHRDs in [ Read more ]

21st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 10-28 September 2012
10 September 2012 12:32 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 21st regular session (HRC-21) from 10 until 28 September 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 14 September 2012 – Item 3: Promotion and Protection of All Human Rights, Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural [ Read more ]

20th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council 18 June – 6 July 2012
14 June 2012 12:11 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 20th regular session (HRC-20) from 18 June until 6 July in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements 21 June 2012 – Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of assembly [ Read more ]

Indonesia: Second Universal Periodic Review (Side Event by FORUM-ASIA & HRWG)
24 May 2012 5:31 pm

Since Indonesia’s first Working Group session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2008, some positive developments have been recognized by civil society in the country, particularly the landmark ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Migrant Workers and their Families and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as [ Read more ]