Publications

2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
3 December 2018 10:00 am

FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is delighted to present the publication of the 2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the indefatigable work carried [ Read more ]

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day 2018
29 November 2018 5:19 pm

The 29th of November is the International Day for Women Human Rights Defenders. This day is dedicated to celebrating and honouring brave women human rights defenders across the world that stand up for their rights, and the rights of others. Many do this at the cost of being harassed, threatened or attacked, online or offline, [ Read more ]

Reasonable Doubt, the Journey Within – A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2017
3 November 2018 2:00 pm

‘Reasonable Doubt, the Journey Within – A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2017’ is the eighth 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 a [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 4: Sustainable Development Goals – A Human Rights Based Approach
8 October 2018 3:55 pm

The human rights based approach to sustainable development is a key thematic priority of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). While fostering knowledge and advocacy in human rights and development, FORUM-ASIA’s Working Paper Series 4 aims to provide a historical perspective of the concept of development as human right, as well as [ Read more ]

Report of the 2017 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development
4 July 2018 2:55 pm

FORUM-ASIA is happy to present the report of the 2017 Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights and Development. To download the full report, please click here. The political and economic context of the world is changing in a very significant manner across national and international spheres. The emergence of neo-conservative Governments, authoritarian regimes, and [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Annual Report 2017
29 June 2018 4:51 pm

FORUM-ASIA is happy to present the Annual Report 2017! The report gives an overview of the work FORUM-ASIA has done in 2017 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 2017, among [ Read more ]

Fact-finding Report on Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
20 June 2018 2:51 pm

  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 ]

Mission Report – The Impact of New Round of Elections to Civil Society in Timor-Leste
12 May 2018 9:35 am

Timor-Leste’s independence from Indonesia in 2002 makes the country one of the world’s newest democracies. The country continues to face challenges regarding the promotion and protection of human rights, including the repression of socio-cultural and economic rights, civil and political rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. The country also fails to ensure the safety of [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 3: Business and Human Rights – Learnings from Asia
30 March 2018 6:18 pm

The Working Paper Series of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) aims to foster research, knowledge and advocacy for human rights and development in Asia and beyond. It seeks, in particular, to bring together theory and practice to build a new praxis for change, through knowledge-networking, advocacy and solidarity actions. Human rights [ Read more ]

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 seventh 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 ]