Publications

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 ]

Report on the Workshop “Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia” (Bangkok, 27 July 2015)
28 September 2015 4:26 pm

This report summarises the presentations and discussions that took place during the workshop “Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Asia”, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July 2015. The workshop was jointly organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN). It was attended by 30 [ Read more ]

Defending In Numbers 2013-2014
16 June 2015 12:19 pm

Between 2013 and 2014, FORUM-ASIA documented 324 cases of violations and abuses against HRDs as well as new instances of restrictive legislation and policies affecting civil society in Asia. The documented violations and abuses range from intimidation, threats, physical assault, arbitrary arrest and detention, criminalisation, judicial harassment, disappearances, death threats and killings of human rights [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Annual Report 2014
19 May 2015 3:11 pm

FORUM-ASIA is delighted to present its Annual Report 2014. In the Annual Report, FORUM-ASIA’s regional challenges and priorities introduce an account of  the initiatives undertaken together with our members and partners in the following areas:    Freedom of Expression, Assembly & Association    Human Rights Defenders    National Human Rights Institutions    Regional Human Rights [ Read more ]

Asia in the Council – 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
22 December 2014 2:44 pm

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Four Years On and Still Treading Water: A Report on the Performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism in 2013
16 November 2014 2:35 pm

Click here to download the Report This is the fourth report on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism prepared by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy – Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 1: Understanding the Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights
18 September 2014 5:30 pm

  Click here to download the Report  “The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC,  formerly known as the Organisation of the Islamic  Conference), established in 1969, is the second largest inter-governmental organisation after the United Nations with 57 Member States including Palestinian Territories. Out of the 57 Member States, 26 States belong to Asian region…This [ Read more ]

2013 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
28 November 2013 9:44 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), humbly presents the publication of the 2013 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Our sincere appreciation goes to all 30 ANNI member organizations from [ Read more ]

Corporate Accountability in ASEAN : A Human Rights-Based Approach
27 September 2013 4:48 pm

Corporate Accountability in ASEAN: A Human Rights-Based Approach assesses the impacts of business on human rights in the ASEAN sub-region. Originating from cases presented at two public hearings organised by civil society groups in 2011 in response to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)’s undertaking of a thematic study on the topic of [ Read more ]