Publications

Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar – A Briefing Paper by Progressive Voice and FORUM-ASIA
13 March 2017 5:37 pm

This paper, produced by Progressive Voice and FORUM-ASIA, evaluates how the Burma/Myanmar Government has fared in the past year in addressing human rights issues in the context of recommendations by the United Nations. One year ago, the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) came at a crucial juncture in the country’s history [ Read more ]

Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia
9 December 2016 11:49 am

‘Desecrating Expression – An Account of Freedom of Expression and Religion in Asia’ builds on the global discussion around the intersection between the right to freedom of expression and the right to freedom of religion. The study focuses on nine countries in Asia – Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam [ Read more ]

2016 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
2 November 2016 5:17 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is pleased to present the Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia in 2016.  The 2016 ANNI Report is based on country reports with analysis of national [ Read more ]

Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN: A report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2015
4 October 2016 6:18 pm

‘Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN’ is the sixth annual review of the performance of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) human rights mechanisms produced by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacies – Task Force on ASEAN and [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Annual Report 2015
4 July 2016 6:11 pm

FORUM-ASIA proudly presents the Annual Report 2015. The report provides a glimpse of FORUM-ASIA’s work in 2015. It features updates and activities from all programmes, as well as a financial overview, and a list of the organisation’s achievements throughout 2015. Through the Annual Report, FORUM-ASIA hopes to highlight what the organisation has done in 2015, [ Read more ]

Report on the 25 years of FORUM-ASIA Anniversary Event (Bangkok 8 January 2016)
14 June 2016 3:21 pm

In 2016 the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary. A milestone that was celebrated with a year-long campaign that included a publication, an online version of the same, an exhibition, many social media postings and much more. This report summarises the presentations and discussions that took place during the [ Read more ]

Briefing Paper on the Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar
1 March 2016 6:45 pm

The year 2015 will be remembered as a momentous year for Burma/Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, clinched an emphatic victory in the 8 November polls. However, the main challenges that impede a full and genuine democratic transition remain. This briefing paper published by FORUM-ASIA and [ Read more ]

‘Rebel’ Farmers and ‘Unruly’ Employees: The Situation of Human Rights Defenders Promoting Corporate Accountability in East Asia
19 January 2016 11:08 am

The International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights (FORUM-ASIA) offer this document as a submission to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights. The intention of this document is to lay out the challenges faced by human rights defenders (HRDs) working to promote corporate accountability across East [ Read more ]

Our Struggle for Human Rights – 25 Years of FORUM-ASIA
9 January 2016 11:58 am

In 2016 the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) celebrates its 25 year anniversary. 25 years of promoting and protecting human rights. 25 years of trainings, campaigns, advocacy efforts, and much more. This is both a reason for celebration and reflection. To reflect on what we have done, what lessons we have learnt, [ Read more ]

The Future of Human Rights in ASEAN – Public Call for Independence and Protection Mandates: A report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism in 2014
15 October 2015 10:02 am

The ‘Future of Human Rights in ASEAN – Public Call for Independence and Protection Mandates‘ is the  fifth report on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in 2009 and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children [ Read more ]