Open Letters

Memorandum in Support of Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)
13 May 2019 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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Joint Open Letter: New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders
14 February 2019 11:56 am

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office Royal Thai Government Government House 1 Pitsanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300 Thailand   14 February 2019 RE: New Lawsuits Brought by Thammakaset Company Limited Against Human Rights Defenders   Dear Prime Minister Prayut, The 89 undersigned organizations write to express our deep concern [ Read more ]

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 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 ]