From our members

From our Member CSRC, Nepal – Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Land Issues and Practices Part Two
22 May 2017 6:17 pm

FORUM-ASIA member CSRC will having the second session of the Annual Dialogue Series 2017 on Inclusive Reconstruction. The key speakers of the event are Dr. Bishnu Bhandari (member, National Reconstructive Authority) and Jagat Deuja (Land Rights Activist, CSRC). It will be open to students and researchers, faculty and civil society. The programme will be held on Sunday, 28 May 2017 [ Read more ]

From our Member YLBHI, Indonesia – Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna
2:23 pm

Joint Statement Condemning the Inhumane Act of Detention Against the Gay Community in Atlantis Gym & Sauna The Advocacy Coalition for Violence Against Gender and Sexual Minority Groups has been accompanying the unlawful detention of around 144 customers of Atlantis & Sauna on 21 May 2017 at 20.00. The raid was done by Operational Office of [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Arbitrary Curbs on Expression Ruinous for Democracy and Society
4:07 pm

Lahore, 19 May: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with [ Read more ]

From our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali
18 May 2017 4:29 pm

Singapore – Think Centre is greatly disturbed by the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali scheduled for this Friday morning, 19 May 2017. We regret that the Cabinet of Singapore has once again failed to advise the sitting President to grant clemency. The last known clemency was granted 19 years ago in 1998 [ Read more ]

From our Member AJI, Indonesia – AJI Strongly Protests Expulsion of Eight Foreign Journalists from Jakarta and Papua
17 May 2017 6:00 pm

Whilst Indonesia played host for World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) May 3, not all foreign journalists are welcomed with open arms to the country. A few days following the world class event, Indonesian immigration authority had expelled eight foreign journalists who were reporting in the country. Two were driven out of Jakarta, the other six [ Read more ]

From our Member PSPD, South Korea – Now Is the Time for Dialogue on Denuclearisation and Not Military Action That Will Escalate the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
16 May 2017 4:17 pm

Joint Statement of 102 Peace Activists 16 May 2017 We, undersigned peace-loving people around the world, are deeply concerned about the current escalating tension in Northeast Asia and urge Governments to have peaceful dialogues among each other rather than taking military actions. The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula is more volatile than ever, [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Investigate two possible cases of enforced disappearance
3:27 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2017: Malaysian authorities must immediately conduct swift, thorough, and impartial investigations into the disappearances of a social worker and a pastor, FIDH, its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and the civil society coalition Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) urged today. The three groups made the call a [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Request to add more vote counting centres
15 May 2017 3:27 pm

15 May 2017: The election observer team of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has monitored the vote counting centres in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan city along with various municipalities on May 15. It was found that the process of vote counting system is very slow despite of large number of vote casted in these metropolitans. If [ Read more ]

From our Member SICHREM, India – Human Rights Mobile Clinic on 10 May 2017 at R.S. Palya slum
12 May 2017 3:27 pm

12 May 2017: SICHREM organised Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at R.S. Palya Slum, Bangalore on 10 May 2017. There were about 20 participants and 15 cases were handled at the clinic. Most of the cases were related to Domestic Violence, Birth Certificate & Property issues. Adv. Eunice Mercy & Adv. Shashikala gave legal counseling to the [ Read more ]