Open Letters

Open Letter to the Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of the Philippines on Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Philippines
12 September 2019 5:39 pm

To:   Hon. José Luis Martín C. Gascon, Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights Hon. Roberto Eugenio T. Cadiz, Chairperson of the Human Rights Defenders Inquiry Panel   cc:    Office of the President, Republic of the Philippines   Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of the Philippines SAAC Building, UP Complex, Commonwealth Avenue, [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session
30 August 2019 11:35 am

To Members and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council              30 August 2019    Re: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session                                             [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to Prime Minister Modi on Situation in Jammu & Kashmir
13 August 2019 10:21 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi New Delhi 12 August 2019 Dear Prime Minister Modi, We, the undersigned civil society activists and organizations, human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists, and academics from around the globe, write to express our deep concern regarding the recent actions your government has taken over the past week in the State of Jammu [ Read more ]

Open NGO letter regarding the critical funding gap affecting UN human rights mechanisms and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
29 May 2019 10:46 am

To: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva and New York Cc: UN Secretary General UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies Coordination Committee of UN Special Procedures 28 May 2019 Open NGO letter regarding the critical funding gap affecting UN human rights mechanisms and the Office [ Read more ]

Thailand: ANNI Open Letter concerning the disciplinary inquiry against Commissioner, Angkhana Neelapaijit
14 May 2019 3:38 pm

(Scroll down for a Thai version of the open letter) To: Chairperson What Tingsamitr Cc: Commissioner Chatsuda Chandeeying, Commissioner Prakairatana Thontiravong, Commissioner Tuenjai Deetes, Commissioner Chartchai Suthiklom, Commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit and Secretary-General Sophon Jingjit Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary 5th [ Read more ]

Open letter to States on preventative engagement with, and action on, Tanzania at the Human Rights Council’s 41st session
13 May 2019 5:45 pm

To Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council                                                                                 [ Read more ]

Memorandum in Support of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)
11:07 am

Memorandum in Support of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) 13 May, 2019 New Delhi To, Justice (Retd.) H.L. Dattu The Chairperson National Human Rights Commission Manav Adhikar Bhawan Block-C, GPO Complex, INA New Delhi- 110023 Subject – Human Rights Defenders – MASUM – Urgent need to provide protection for human rights group Banglar Manabadhikar Surakhsa Mancha [ Read more ]

Malaysia: ANNI Open letter to SUHAKAM welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh
18 April 2019 2:18 pm

  H.E. Tan Sri Razali bin Ismail Chairman of Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) 11th Floor, Menara TH Perdana, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250 Malaysia 18 April 2019 Re: ANNI Open Letter welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh Dear Mr. Chairman, [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: Urgent concern about the 2013 Syariah Penal Code of Brunei Darussalam
12 April 2019 2:47 pm

April 10, 2019 Dr. Amara Pongsapich Chairperson Thailand Representative and Chair to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights  Re: Urgent concern about the 2013 Syariah Penal Code of Brunei Darussalam  Dear Dr. Pongsapich: The ASEAN SOGIE Caucus (ASC), the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), and the [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to the UN Secretary General António Guterres on UN Operations in Myanmar
27 March 2019 11:35 am

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