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FORUM-ASIA Opens Office in Kathmandu, Nepal
23 September 2015 11:20 am

  Over the past 24 years, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has worked to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organisations and defenders in Asia. FORUM-ASIA is delighted to announce that to enhance its presence in the South Asia [ Read more ]

HRC30 Side Event – Bloggers Under Attack in South Asia, 18 September 2015
17 September 2015 6:24 pm

Blogging in South Asia can be a dangerous enterprise. In the last year, 4 bloggers have been killed in Bangladesh, while a number of others have been targeted across the region in various ways simply for expressing their views online. Both state and non-state actors share responsibility for this climate of fear and intimidation. A [ Read more ]

HRC30 Side Event: Enforced Disappearences in Sri Lanka, 18 September 2015
16 September 2015 6:10 pm

The side event  at the 30th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council – “Enforced Disappearances in Sri Lanka” – will address the issue of enforced and involuntary disappearances in Sri Lanka. Enforced and involuntary disappearances are one of the major human rights challenges in transitional justice processes in Sri Lanka.  Mr. Luciano Andres [ Read more ]

Call For Application – Human Rights and Asia 3rd Course, 4-15 January 2016, Seoul, Korea
3 September 2015 6:35 pm

For those self-funded: Deadline for Application: Friday, 30 October 2015, 18:00 (Seoul Time) For Those Who Seek Financial Support Deadline for Application: Friday, 9 October 2015, 18:00 (Seoul Time) Course Overview: The Course on “Human Rights and Asia” intends to allow participants to think about the universality of human rights in particular contexts of Asia [ Read more ]

National Workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism Thimphu, Bhutan (17-19 August, 2015)
31 August 2015 2:04 pm

National Workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism Thimphu, Bhutan, August 17-19, 2015 A national level workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism was organized on 17-20 August 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan by FORUM-ASIA in association with the South Asian Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIVAC). The Workshop was hosted by the Bhutan Youth [ Read more ]

Mongolia – 20th APF Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference
27 August 2015 12:08 pm

On the 28th of August all the participants of the ANNI Regional Conference 2015  will attend the 20th Annual Meeting and Third Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF). The role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment will be the focus [ Read more ]

Mongolia – ANNI Regional Conference 2015 – “NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroads” (25-26 August 2015)
24 August 2015 6:43 pm

The ANNI Regional Conference 2015 is themed “NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroads”, and will take place on the 25-26 August. It will both be a stocktaking effort to examine the contemporary relevance of the Principles Relating to the Status of National Institutions (Paris Principles), and a forward-looking exercise to ensure and generate [ Read more ]

Mongolia – Asian Civil Society Dialogue on Diplomacy and Human Rights (23-24 August 2015)
22 August 2015 8:51 pm

The Asian Civil Society Dialogue on Diplomacy and Human Rights will take place on 23-24 August 2015. It will be a continuation of discussions started during the Workshop on Human Rights and Diplomacy in Asia organized by FORUM-ASIA in October 2014 in Jakarta. In the last few decades, following the end of the Cold War, [ Read more ]

Mongolia – Workshop on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) (22-23 August 2015)
21 August 2015 5:29 pm

On 22-23 August 2015 a workshop will be held to develop strategies on the follow up of Mongolia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Mongolia went through its second UPR cycle in April 2015. The outcomes of the review will be formally adopted in September 2015, but the government has already indicated the recommendations it has chosen [ Read more ]

Mongolia – National Human Rights Defenders Consultation on Protection Mechanisms (20-21 August 2015)
20 August 2015 11:56 am

On 20-21 August 2015 the Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), Globe International, the Open Society Forum Mongolia, Oyu Tolgoi Watch (OT Watch) and FORUM-ASIA are organizing a National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Consultation on Protection Mechanisms. During the 1 ½ day national consultation, around 35 Mongolian HRDs, including HRDs from the provinces, will [ Read more ]