From our members

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Children, mine workers still vulnerable in Balochistan in 2018
23 August 2019 10:52 am

Press release Children, mine workers still vulnerable in Balochistan in 2018 Quetta, 22 August 2019. At the provincial launch of its flagship annual report, State of Human Rights in 2018, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) notes that, in a year of general elections, it was perhaps inevitable that the progress and observation of human [ Read more ]

From Our Member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia – Collateral Damage: Land Loss and Abuses in Cambodia’s Microfinance Sector
20 August 2019 3:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) released a video detailing land loss and abuses in Cambodia’s microfinance sector. More than 2 million Cambodians currently have a loan with a microfinance institution, or MFI. Levels of debt have skyrocketed in recent years, leading to a number of human rights abuses, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report on Bangladesh 2018
9 August 2019 2:29 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its 2018 annual human rights report. Odhikar consistently monitors the human rights situation of Bangladesh and releases a status report every month. The annual report of 2018 is the outcome of a compilation and analysis of the monthly human rights situation monitoring reports, published every month in 2018. These were [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD) and Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS) , South Korea – The Hong Kong Government Should Immediately Stop Suppression of Democracy and Human Rights, and Guarantee Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association
8 August 2019 10:44 am

The Hong Kong Government Should Immediately Stop Suppression of Democracy and Human Rights, and Guarantee Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association 8 August 2019 The umbrellas of Hong Kong opened again. The protests that began on 31 March 2019 demanding the withdrawal of ‘Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Amendment Bill (Extradition Bill)’ [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Monthly Report of July 2019
2 August 2019 4:06 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly report of July 2019. The report gave an overview of the complaints sent to various human rights mechanisms, its progress, and responses.  The report also presents case briefs of victims and the human rights violations they face, including extrajudicial killings, tortures, attacks, and detentions. *** The full [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Education & Religious Freedom: a fact sheet
1 August 2019 5:12 pm

Pakistan National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), FORUM-ASIA member in Pakistan, published its latest report titled ‘Education & Religious Freedom: a fact sheet’. Since the past seven years, NCJP has been annually observing and analyzing the National Education Policy and Curriculum along with the content prevalent in the textbooks taught in public schools across Pakistan. The [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Statement of Participants of “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” Conference  
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Statement of Participants of “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” Conference   We, the participants of the “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” conference, human rights defenders, journalists, civic activists, lawyers, members of trade union organizations, international and Kazakhstan non-governmental organizations [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Invitation to the International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide
30 July 2019 6:05 pm

[Invitation] Remembrance Two Years Later: International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide Rape as a Weapon of Wars and Genocides, Past and Present in the Region   Date: 23 – 24 August 2019 Venue: Paulus Hall 101A, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea Co-hosted by People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), EuroBurma [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Singapore’s Execution of Drug Offenders Tripled in Five Years
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(Singapore, 29 July 2019) –  Singapore’s execution of drug offenders tripled in past five years compared to previous period before law review. Think Centre expresses grave concerns over the disturbing trend of executions in Singapore in recent years. Key observations • Total number of executions from 2014 to 2019 is 32 • Executions for drug offence [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Civil Society Joint Alternative Report on Bangladesh Submitted to the Committee against Torture
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FORUM-ASIA together with our member Odhikar in Bangladesh and five other civil society organisations submitted an Alternative Report to the United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture (CAT) on the occasion of its review of Bangladesh’s implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention). The Alternative Report focuses [ Read more ]