Press Releases

Emergency in Pakistan victimises human rights defenders, civil society and media
31 December 2006 7:00 pm

Dissenting voices in Pakistani politics have been coerced into oppressive silence through arbitrary changes in law and the constitution by President Musharraf since Emergency was declared on 2 November 2007. The lift of the Emergency on 15 December 2007 has done little to improve the human rights situation in Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf declared a [ Read more ]

Major back-to-back FORUM-ASIA events from 26-29 November
27 November 2006 12:00 am

Today is the second and last day of the 5th General Assembly (GA) of FORUM-ASIA in Bangkok. The GA will be expected to review and map out the organisation’s direction for the next few years. FORUM-ASIA will also be holding the 2nd Regional Asian Human Rights Defenders’ Forum from 28-29 November. As part of this [ Read more ]

Building solidarity across Asia and Europe
4 September 2006 6:00 pm

The 6th Asia-Europe People's Forum concluded with a final declaration themed "People's Vision: Building Solidarity Across Asia and Europe – Towards a Just, Equal and Sustainable World". About 450 women and men from all across Asia and Europe attended the event and jointly organised solidarity campaigns.The 6th Asia-Europe People’s Forum concluded with a final declaration [ Read more ]

Nepal’s Accession to Rome Statute Gets Full Backing from Government
26 August 2006 6:00 pm

Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has expressed his full support for the unanimous resolution passed by the House of Representatives directing government to accede to the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court (ICC) one month earlier. A group of Asian delegation, including FORUM-ASIA, was in Nepal on 26-27 August 2006 to conduct a [ Read more ]

NGOs participated actively in 11th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights
5 August 2006 6:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA recently participated in the 11th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) in Suva, Fiji from 31 July to 3 August 2006. There was an overall increase of non-governmental organisations participation at the event. FORUM-ASIA's Rashid Kang reports on the achievements and output of the activities in Fiji.{mosimage} [ Read more ]