Publications

Hiding Behind Its Limits: A Performance Report on the first year of the AICHR
26 January 2011 2:24 pm

    The establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) on 23 October 2009, is a milestone in the history of the regional organisation and deserves congratulations. The Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) offers this critical performance assessment of first year of AICHR [ Read more ]

Indigenous Peoples in ASEAN
20 September 2010 3:33 pm

  A joint publication of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and FORUM-ASIA.   Please click here to download an electronic copy of the publication.

2010 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of NHRIs in Asia
31 July 2010 12:00 pm

The country reports in this book cover the developments within the period from January 2009 to the first quarter of 2010. It is clear from these reports that the ANNI members have grown leaps and bounds in terms of their understanding of the nature of NHRIs and the international standards and principles relating to these [ Read more ]

MALAYSIA: Fact-finding report sparks government denial, action
18 July 2010 12:00 pm

A report released by a fact-finding mission investigating the rapes of indigenous Penan women in Sarawak, Malaysia has touched off various reactions from different Malaysian government agencies, ranging from denials of the rapes, pledges of investigation, and a visit by the Malaysian Prime Minister to the indigenous territory. A report released by a fact-finding mission [ Read more ]

Asian Highlight – Issue One: Presentation of Special Procedures Reports
11 July 2007 12:00 pm

{mosimage}The first issue of the Asian Highlight on the fifth regular session of the Human Rights Council, Presentation of Special Procedures Reports, details the latest human rights concerns addressed to the Council by offering insight into a number of thematic human rights issues in Asia and a specific country report on Cambodia. {mosimage}The first issue [ Read more ]

Report: Presentation of Special Procedures Reports at the Council’s Fourth and Fifth Regular Session
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The Report on the presentation of Special Procedures reports at the fourth and fifth regular sessions of the Human Rights Council offers specific mandate analyses into the prevalent human rights concerns in Asia.  The analysis provides a glimpse into the reports by the Special Procedures mandate holders and follows with corresponding interactive dialogues between the [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council Session IV – High Level Segment Report
13 March 2007 7:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s report on the High Level Segment (HLS) of the fourth regular session of the Council (12-30 March 2007) distils the HLS statements of dignitaries from select Asian States (Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam) and from select organisations (the Commonwealth, the Community of Democracies, [ Read more ]

Freedom of Expression and the Media in Thailand
1 January 2005 12:00 am

Part of a series of baselines studies on seven Southeast Asian countries conducted jointly by FORUM-ASIA and consultants from the London-based Article 19, this publication examines the state of freedom of expression in Thailand. It contains key information on the local mass media and laws as well as legal cases involving defamation and the media, [ Read more ]

Talking About Taboos: Asia Pacific women reflect on issues of Sexuality
1 January 2004 12:00 am

{mosimage}This is a summary report of a study workshop on ‘Sexuality and Violence against Women: Access to Justice and Asia-Pacific Consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women’, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The report is an attempt to draw attention to some of the critical issues around sexuality and sexual violence in the [ Read more ]

Neither Wolf, nor Lamb: Embracing Civil Society in the Aceh Conflict
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{mosimage}This publication is an introduction to the complicated story of Aceh. As its name suggests, the Wolf represents the wars or imperialism that Aceh, the so-called Lamb is encountering. No underlying thesis is presented but only some goals to undermine the metaphorical Wolf and Lamb. The first goal aims at holding every actor responsible to [ Read more ]