Publications

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 ]

STILL WINDOW-DRESSING A Performance Report on the Third Year of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 2011-2012
20 June 2013 5:42 pm

The year under review, 2012, saw AICHR take limited steps in the direction of transparency and consultation with civil society. Some of these steps addressed criticism and reflect recommendations that our previous reports had highlighted: We called for AICHR to launch an official website to share developments in its work with the public – such [ Read more ]

Burma/Myanmar: New Forms of Control and Threats to Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association amidst Reforms Fanfare
22 February 2013 6:36 pm

An international fact-finding mission was conducted by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) on 24-30 October 2012 to assess the situation of freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Burma, against the backdrop of the apparent democratic reforms embarked by the Burma government since 2011, including among others, by releasing over 700 [ Read more ]

Mongolia: The situation of human rights defenders working on mining issues
5 December 2012 11:48 am

An international fact-finding mission was organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member organization in Mongolia, Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), on 30 July-5 August 2012 to investigate the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) working on human rights violations in relation to mining activities in Mongolia, [ Read more ]

2012 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
8 November 2012 11:23 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the secretariat of the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), humbly presents the publication of the 2012 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institution in Asia. Our sincere appreciation goes to all 30 ANNI member organizations from [ Read more ]

Internet and Social Media in Asia: Battleground for Freedom of Expression
18 July 2012 10:28 am

Recent developments and advancements on the Internet in Asia, including the tremendous growth in Internet accessibility and the use of social media, have created an unprecedented platform and space for free speech and opinions particularly in less open societies in the region. As a result, many governments in Asia have heightened efforts to restrict and [ Read more ]

A Commission Shrouded in Secrecy – Performance Report of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 2010-2011
26 April 2012 11:31 am

This second performance report of the AICHR, produced by the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR), a network of civil society organizations in Southeast Asia, assesses the development of AICHR for the period of 2010-2011. This report focuses on the AICHR’s institutional building, activities, engagements with all [ Read more ]

SAARC & Human Rights : Looking Back & Ways Forward
26 March 2012 9:14 am

The purpose of this publication is to serve as a baseline study of human rights situations in South Asia in relation to the functions of SAARC as a regional grouping. We hope this publication and the subsequent monitoring reports will help track the development of the role of SAARC in the promotion and protection of [ Read more ]