Global Civil Society Coalition Welcomes the Philippines as the 117th State Party to the International Criminal Court
30 August 2011 7:06 am

Manila Continues Southeast Asia’s Push towards Ending Impunity Manila/New York-The Coalition for the International Criminal Court, a global network of some 2,500 non-governmental and civil society organizations in 150 countries, commends the Philippines for its decision to join the Rome Statute, the founding treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC). By depositing its instrument of [ Read more ]

Regional Consultation on Development and Human Rights
21 August 2011 11:42 am

FORUM-ASIA and Dignity International co-organised this regional consultation, on 17-19 August 2011, which aims to: To enhance a common understanding on the interdependence and mutual reinforcement of development and human rights with a view to holding Asian States accountable to their economic, social and cultural rights obligations; To discuss opportunities for human rights advocacy during [ Read more ]

Towards a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for South Asia
28 July 2011 5:19 am

FORUM-ASIA and civil society organizations in South Asia have been carrying out number of activities on the advocacy for the regional mechanism in South Asia. The following are some documents from activities carried out on this advocacy: Kathmandu Statement – 2011, Outcome Document of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia, [ Read more ]

New Publication: Urgent Responses For WHRDs At Risk: Mapping And Preliminary Assessment
24 June 2011 5:33 am

This report describes the types of resources and strategies available to respond to urgent situations of violence against women human rights defenders (WHRDs) as well as some of the organizations that offer them.  In order to help WHRDs identify the resources and tools available, a main component of “Urgent Responses” is a table that provides [ Read more ]

16 June 2011 3:06 am

A video highlighting the struggles and triumphs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights defenders in Asia and promoting the use of international human rights law as a tool for social change. Courage Unfolds is the culmination of two and a half years of gathering stories from sixteen countries across Asia. LGBT Asians [ Read more ]

17th HRC Parallel Event: Lack of reporting of cases of reprisals: exploring ways forward
9 June 2011 9:13 am

This panel discussion will seek to explore ways in which various actors can raise awareness about and increase the effectiveness of the Council’s efforts to combat reprisals, including by improving protection for those concerned. Human Rights Council Resolution 12/2 invites the Secretary-General to provide the Council with a ‘compilation and analysis of any available information’ [ Read more ]

4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS)
3 June 2011 4:03 am

The upcoming 4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS) is a "Training of Trainers (TOT)" in order to increase the pool of expertise, resource persons and trainers in the region on the use of the UN human rights system. It will be held in Bangkok on 17-22 OCTOBER 2011. [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council 17th Regular Session
27 May 2011 3:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 30 May to 17 June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Final Recommendations of the CICC Asia-Pacific Regional Strategy Meeting
11 May 2011 11:41 pm

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Philippine Coalition for the ICC (PCICC) organized the “Regional Strategy Meeting for Asia and the Pacific” in Quezon City, The Philippines, from 11-12 April, 2011, to form strategies to move forward support for justice and accountability throughout the region. The meeting brought together non-governmental organizations [ Read more ]

Corporate Social Responsibility in ASEAN Needs to Emphasize “Responsibility”
1 May 2011 9:00 pm

Thousands of communities throughout ASEAN are living under dire threat because of irresponsible corporate behavior which has continued because state agencies were connected in some way to harmful projects or simply apathetic. People from affected communities in Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand today shared their experience of serious human rights abuses including killings, forced [ Read more ]