Open Letters

Open letter to member States of the UN Human Rights Council on L.20
26 March 2014 6:48 pm

Civil society urges States to oppose proposed amendments that would weaken the Human Rights Council resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests (HRC/25/L.20) Your Excellency, The undersigned nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are writing to express our deep concerns regarding the amendments proposed by South Africa on behalf of [ Read more ]

Open Letter from Myanmar/Burma civil society to the Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma
10 March 2014 2:09 pm

Open Letter from Myanmar/Burma civil society to the Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding the situation of human rights in Myanmar/Burma Member States United Nations Human Rights Council Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland   Excellencies, We, a diverse range of civil society organizations from Myanmar/Burma, are writing to you in [ Read more ]

Silence is not an option: Call by Civil Society for the United Nations Human Rights Council to Address the Grave Human Rights Situation in Egypt, and Ensure Respect for Democratic Development
5 March 2014 1:42 pm

SILENCE IS NOT AN OPTION: Call by Civil Society for the United Nations Human Rights Council to Address the Grave Human Rights Situation in Egypt, and Ensure Respect for Democratic Development 3 March, 2014  Excellency, As civil society from around the world we express support for those struggling for a future in Egypt based on [ Read more ]

Bangladesh: Open Letter to Prime Minister, “Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan”
11 September 2013 3:25 pm

September 11, 2013 Sheikh Hasina Wazed Prime Minister Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh   Via Facsimile 880 2 8113 244   Re: Continued Detention of Advocate Adilur Rahman Khan   Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to express our deep concern over the arrest of Adilur Rahman [ Read more ]

Sri Lanka: Letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay regarding Her Impending Visit to Sri Lanka on 25-31 August 2013
30 July 2013 1:48 pm

Ms. Navanethem Pillay United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais Wilson, 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland Fax: +41 (0)22 917 9008 Email: npillay@ohchr.org CC: Mr. Hanny Megally, Chief of the APMENA Branch, OHCHR Mr. Rory Mungoven, Head of the Asia-Pacific Division, OHCHR The [ Read more ]

SAPA TFAHR Letter to the ACWC Regarding the draft Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children in ASEAN
24 July 2013 6:56 pm

H.E. Datin Paduka Hajah Intan bte Haji Mohd Kassim Chairperson of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Re: Civil society’s recommendation to the draft Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women & Children in ASEAN Your Excellency, We write on behalf of the Solidarity [ Read more ]

Joint letter on suggestions for the 2013 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
4 June 2013 3:53 pm

Mr. Craig Mokhiber Chief Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) April 12, 2013 Dear Mr Mokhiber, We welcome the commitment of the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (the ‘Working Group’) to listen to [ Read more ]

Indonesia : Restrictive draft Ormas law must be rejected at upcoming Parliamentary sitting
10 May 2013 2:53 pm

Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat (DPR) Republic of Indonesia Gedung Nusantara III Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto Jakarta 10270 Indonesia Fax: (62) 21 571 5925, 21 573 4469 Dear Members of DPR, Re: Restrictive draft Ormas law must be rejected at upcoming Parliamentary sitting The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a Bangkok-based regional human rights [ Read more ]

Re: AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances in the region
26 April 2013 4:59 pm

The Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy – Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) writes to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) again to convey our disappointment and regret at the AICHR’s continuing silence on the disappearance of prominent Laotian development worker and activist Sombath Somphone. SAPA TFAHR’s co-convenor, FORUM-ASIA, had [ Read more ]