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International Human Rights Day
10 December 2014 1:03 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development joins the international community in celebrating the International Human Rights Day and stands in solidarity with the entire human rights community working for the protection and fulfillment of human rights. We pay tribute to all who gave their lives and sacrificed so we can enjoy the rights [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA congratulates Asma Jahangir and Basil Fernando, recipients of 2014 Right Livelihood Award
24 November 2014 12:27 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) takes pride in extending its warmest congratulations to our colleagues – Asma Jahangir of Pakistan and Basil Fernando of Sri Lanka for much deserved recognition – as 2014 recipients of the Right Livelihood Award for which they have been invited to Stockholm, Sweden on 1 December [ Read more ]

Four Years On and Still Treading Water: A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism in 2013
16 November 2014 2:35 pm

Click here to download the Report This is the fourth report on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism prepared by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy – Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human [ Read more ]

Regional Exchange on Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary Transitional Justice Measure
13 November 2014 2:00 pm

Last week, FORUM ASIA in partnership with Impunity Watch and swisspeace concluded the first-ever Regional Exchange on Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary Transitional Justice Measure. The exchange held on 3 to 7 November in Bangkok brought together civil society actors, including women’s rights groups and grass roots organisations from Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri [ Read more ]

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 ]