Open Letters

Open Letter: Enacting Domestic Law on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines
30 November 2018 4:54 pm

TO: Hon. Deloso-Montalla, Chairperson CC: Ms. Fely D. Parcon, Committee Secretary   House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights in the Philippines, 3/F RVM Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City, the Philippines 30 November 2018, Bangkok   RE: Enacting Domestic Law on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines   Dear Honourable [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
1 November 2018 11:31 am

November 1, 2018 Her Excellency Michelle Bachelet High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland.   Your Excellency: Congratulations on your new role as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. As you take up your new mandate, the undersigned organizations urge you to make Bangladesh a focus of [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to the Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN General Assembly- Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership
18 September 2018 10:29 am

To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN General Assembly 18 September 2018 Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership Excellencies, Ahead of the next UN Human Rights Council (“HRC” or “the Coun­cil”) election, we, the undersigned national, regional and [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India
12 September 2018 5:03 pm

Honorable Justice (Retd.) H.L Dattu Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110 023 Email: hrd-nhrc@nic.in 12 September 2018 Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India Dear Honorable Chairperson, The Asian NGO Network [ Read more ]

Thailand: New Hope for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand?
6 September 2018 2:58 pm

(Bangkok, 6 September 2018) –The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) welcomes the nomination of seven new candidates for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT).The current selection process is more inclusive and transparent that indicates an effort in complying with the Paris Principles, a set of international standards which frame [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter to the President of Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse
16 August 2018 3:32 pm

(Bangkok, 13 August 2018) The President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse Dear President Hamid, We are writing to express our concerns about serious violations of civic freedoms perpetrated during recent protests in Bangladesh. We urge your government to take immediate steps to address these [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Government of Indonesia – Submission of Suggested of Indicators for the Selection of the Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 2019–2021
23 July 2018 2:38 pm

Bangkok, 23 July 2018 Attn: Submission of Suggested of Indicators for the Selection of the Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights 2019–2021 and Request for Audience with Civil Society Organisations in Indonesia To: H.E. Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Febrian Alphyanto Ruddyard, Director General For Multilateral Affairs H.E. Jose Antonio [ Read more ]

Open Letter to NHRC India – Raids and Arbitrary Arrests of activists and advocates in Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi by personnel of Maharashtra Police
29 June 2018 6:20 pm

Honourable Justice (Retd.) H.L Dattu Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi – 110 023 Email: hrd-nhrc@nic.in   29 June 2018, Bangkok   RE: Raids and Arbitrary Arrests of activists and advocates in Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi by personnel of Maharashtra Police   Respected Honourable Chairperson, The [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees
20 June 2018 6:06 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Kazi Reazul Hoque Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh BTMC Bhaban (8 th Floor) 7-9 Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh chairman@nhrc.org.bd krh_bnhri@yahoo.com Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees Dear Honorable Chairperson, Today, on the occasion of the [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process
5:46 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Chairperson U Win Mra Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 27, Pyay Road Hlaing Township, Yangon Republic of the Union of Myanmar chmyanmarnhrc@gmail.com Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process Dear Honorable U Win Mra, [ Read more ]