Publications

Have They Passed the Litmus Test? – A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2016
14 December 2017 6:29 pm

‘Have They Passed the Litmus Test? – A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2016’ is the sixth annual review by FORUM-ASIA together with the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA) Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights and Working Group on ASEAN (SAPA TFAHR & WGA). The report presents [ Read more ]

Launch of South Asia Judicial Barometer Report
1 December 2017 5:27 pm

(Colombo, 1 December 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member, Law and Society Trust (LST) is pleased to share the first South Asia Judicial Barometer was launched on 27 November 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The South Asia Judicial Barometer is a regional assessment of access to justice [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 2: Perspectives on a Decade of Asian Foreign Policy at the UN Human Rights Council
21 September 2017 2:56 pm

Based on the publicly available official records of the regular sessions of the Council in its first ten years, the Working Paper Series 2 ‘Perspectives on a Decade of Asian Foreign Policy at the UN Human Rights Council‘ looks at the positions of Asian States on resolutions on the right to freedom of opinion and [ Read more ]

Defending in Numbers – Silencing the Voices of Asia 2015-2016
17 July 2017 9:30 am

The new Defending in Numbers – Silencing the Voices of Asia 2015-2016 shines a light on the challenging situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Asia. Based on documentation by FORUM-ASIA of cases of HRDs, it aspires to identify regional trends and patterns of violations and abuses against HRDs, and to illustrate the restrictive and [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Annual Report 2016
23 May 2017 7:08 pm

FORUM-ASIA is happy to present the Annual Report 2016! The report gives an overview of the work FORUM-ASIA has done in 2016 for the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. It features updates and activities from all programmes, a financial overview, and a map with all our member organisations in 2016, among [ Read more ]

Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
21 April 2017 6:46 pm

FORUM-ASIA, together with the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism (RISAHRM), is glad to present the new publication ‘Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism’. RISAHRM is a collaborative platform of South Asian civil society and individuals committed to the cause of human rights [ Read more ]

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

FORUM-ASIA, 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 developments that took place throughout 2015 in [ 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 ]