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HRC41: Oral Statement on the adoption of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) outcomes of Cambodia
8 July 2019 11:19 am

41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Adoption of Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday, 5 July 2019 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA notes that Cambodia accepted 173 out of 198 recommendations it received [ Read more ]

HRC41: Joint Oral Statement on the adoption of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report of Vietnam
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41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Oral Statement Adoption of the UPR report of Viet Nam 4 July 2019 Delivered by Lisa Majumdar Thank you, Mr President. Mr President, VOICE, CIVICUS and FORUM-ASIA welcome the government of Vietnam’s engagement with the UPR process including its decision to accept 241 recommendations on a [ Read more ]

HRC41: Joint Oral Statement on Extra-judicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir
4 July 2019 1:47 pm

Kashmir: HRC41 Oral Statement on Extra-judicial Killings and Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4 General Debate: Oral Statement Delivered by the International Federation for Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Human Rights Watch International Commission of Jurists [ Read more ]

HRC41: Joint Oral Statement on reprisals against UN independent experts by States
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Joint statement on reprisals against Special Procedures, Agenda Item 5, General Debate 41st session of the Human Rights Council Thank you, Mr. President. Our organisations are gravely concerned by the proliferation of reprisals against Special Procedures mandate holders and members of Expert Mechanisms and Commissions of Inquiry (COI) by States, including members of the Council, [ Read more ]

The 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from 24 June to 12 July 2019
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The 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place in Geneva from 24 June to 12 July 2019. FORUM-ASIA will be organise side events, deliver oral and written statements, as well as letters and press releases for #HRC41. Stay tuned for updates by following us on social media – Facebook and Twitter – or click here for [ Read more ]

HRC41: Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention
3 July 2019 5:48 pm

41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 3 July 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA calls for the Council’s attention on human rights [ Read more ]

HRC41 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
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41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 3 July 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the oral update by [ Read more ]

HRC41 Oral Statement on Item 3: General Debate Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
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41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 3: General Debate Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 1 July 2019 Madame [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event: Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines
27 June 2019 4:16 pm

Since the Philippine government initiated its so-called ‘war on drugs’ in June 2016, an estimated 27,000 people have been victims of extrajudicial killings both in police operations and vigilante-style killings. The Philippines has taken steps to shield itself from any domestic or international accountability for the human rights violations in the context of the anti-drugs [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event: Freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Asia
25 June 2019 2:17 pm

  Exercise of the rights to freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association continues to be under threat in many Asian countries. These threats include legislative and regulatory restrictions and direct attacks and violence from state actors or non-state actors often acting with tacit support of the state. Situations in Thailand, the Philippines and Sri [ Read more ]