27th Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation of the minority Rohingya Muslim population and other minorities in the Rakhine State of Myanmar Joint-Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Conectas Direitos Humanos and International Movement Against All [ Read more ]
At the Franco-German Council of Ministers in April 2016, Germany and France announced the launch of an annual international Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. In 2017 the prize is being awarded for the second time to committed human rights defenders from around the world who have done outstanding work in [ Read more ]
To mark the Global Campaign of 16 days Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the FORUM-ASIA member Community Self Reliance Centre (CSRC) has played a series of street drama on the topic of ending gender-based violence in Melamchi Municipality, Nepal. Click here to watch the video clip of the campaign.
As part of the Global Campaign of 16 Days Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, FORUM-ASIA member Cambodia League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) is publishing a new report titled ‘No Punishment, No Protection: Cambodia’s Response to Domestic Violence’. It presents evidence of the failure [ Read more ]
H.E. Moon-Jae In President of the Republic of Korea Office of the President The Blue House # 1 Sejongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea Bangkok, 10 December 2017 Re: Open letter to the Government of the Republic of Korea to grant pardon to all prisoners of conscience Dear President Moon-Jae In, On [ Read more ]
(Bangkok, 8 December 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development is greatly concerned about the disappearance of Raza Mahmood Khan, a peace activist from Lahore, who has been missing since 2 December 2017. This new incident cannot be seen in isolation from the outrageous number of disappearances and missing persons in the [ Read more ]
(8 December 2017, Bangkok) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the judicial harassment by Singaporean authorities of Jolovan Wham, a pro-democracy civil rights activist. The Attorney-General’s Chambers brought seven charges against Jolovan Wham at the district court level. Among others, he was accused of having violated the Public Order [ Read more ]
(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 8 December, 2017): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned over the disappearance of Muhammed Maroof Zaman, a former Bangladeshi diplomat, who has been missing since 4 December. According to information received by FORUM-ASIA from its members, Zaman was on his way to the Dhaka International Airport on the [ Read more ]