38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression Oral Statement Delivered by Emmanuel Amistad on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes [ Read more ]
38th session of the UN Human Rights Council Joint Oral Statement Annual Day Discussion on Women’s Human Rights: Panel 1 on impact of violence against women human rights defenders and women’s organisations in digital spaces Thank you Chair and distinguished panelists, ISHR, Amnesty International, the Association for Progressive Communications, AWID, FORUM-ASIA, Front Line Defenders, [ Read more ]
Foreign Policy and Human Rights in the Global South 21 June 2018 17:00 Palais des Nations, Room XV Launch of the publication “A Collection of Thoughts from the Global South on Foreign Policy and Human Rights”.
In the face of a new wave of violence that included genocidal killings by security forces in Myanmar’s Rakhine (formerly Arakan) State since 24 August 2017, some 671,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh from their villages and townships as of April 2018. They are now living in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, together with [ Read more ]
June 20, 2018 Honorable Kazi Reazul Hoque Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh BTMC Bhaban (8 th Floor) 7-9 Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees Dear Honorable Chairperson, Today, on the occasion of the [ Read more ]
June 20, 2018 Honorable Chairperson U Win Mra Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 27, Pyay Road Hlaing Township, Yangon Republic of the Union of Myanmar email@example.com Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process Dear Honorable U Win Mra, [ Read more ]
(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 8 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the arrest of five Dalit activists, Adv. Surendra Gadling, Sudhir Dhawale, Prof. Shoma Sena, Rona Wilson and Mahesh Raut, under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). FORUM-ASIA believes the charges were fabricated to undermine their legitimate human rights work, [ Read more ]
(Bangkok/Kathmandu – 8 June 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the extrajudicial killings of more than 130 suspected drug offenders, carried out in May 2018 in Bangladesh. These killings were carried out without conforming to basic international human rights norms and constitutional obligations of the Government of Bangladesh. FORUM-ASIA [ Read more ]