Publications

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 ]

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 ]