From our members

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace, Pakistan – Press Release: CCJP strongly condemns hate mongering behaviour of FIA authorities in Shahdara blasphemy case
28 February 2018 5:06 pm

(28 February 2018) – The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) an organization of Pakistan Catholic Bishops’ Conference strongly condemns the torture and inhuman treatment of Patras Masih and Sajid Masih by the FIA officials in Lahore. Such acts of viciousness and hate mongering behavior is a gross human rights violation while being against [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Human Rights Year Book 2018
20 February 2018 5:59 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Nepal, Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) published its “Human Rights Year Book 2018” which covers the period from January to December 2017. The report thoroughly documents cases of human rights violations in all seven provinces of the country. For a PDF version of this report, click here.

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Press Release: Police use of Disproportionate, Violent Force against Journalists and Demonstrators on 16 February 2018
19 February 2018 3:33 pm

We condemn in the strongest terms the conduct of the Maldives Police Service on 16 February 2018 by using excessive force to disperse demonstrators, especially the conduct against journalists covering the protests in the capital, Male’ City. The law enforcement, oversight bodies of the State, the Broadcasting Commission and the Maldives Media Council must investigate [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: Demise of Asma Jahangir: A Tragic Loss for Human Rights Initiatives in South Asia and the World
13 February 2018 2:59 pm

Asma Jahangir with Kirity Roy (Founder Secretary of MASUM) Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is dismayed by the sudden demise of Asma Jahangir in Lahore, after a cardiac arrest on 11 February 2018. Asma Jahangir was known for her commitments and involvement in the field of human rights, democracy, gender equality, peace and justice globally [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert (HRD), India – Press Release: New Developments in the hearing of the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) versus Union of India
2:51 pm

The Supreme Court reprimanded the CBI in the hearing of the EEVFAM v/s UoI case held today at courtroom no. 4 of the Supreme Court of India at 2.30 PM. Justice Madan Lukur pointedly told Mr. Aggarwal DIG CBI “There is something terribly wrong with the investigation!”. The CBI submitted the status report in sealed [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Statement: Condolence on the Death of Leading Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Ms. Asma Jahangir
2:32 pm

On February 11, 2018, a renowned senior lawyer and human rights activist, co-founder of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and founder of AGHS legal cell Ms. Asma Jahangir passed away in Lahore. During her lifetime Ms. Asma Jahangir received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz. She was also awarded internationally for advocating [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Open Letter to President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom in response to his public address on 6 February 2018
9 February 2018 10:47 am

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom The President’s Office Male’, Republic of Maldives 8 February 2018 Dear President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, We write to you in relation to the statements you made with regard to the Supreme Court judgment (No. 01/SJ-SC/2018) releasing all political prisoners, while addressing the Maldivian people on Tuesday, 6 February 2018. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Press Release: Implementation of the Supreme Court Order no.2018/SC-SJ/01
5 February 2018 11:15 am

Press Release 03 February 2018 Implementation of the Supreme Court Order no.2018/SC-SJ/01 We welcome the decision of the judiciary to reverse some of the unlawful and unconstitutional decisions that led to the destruction of the rule of law and the weakening of democratic governance in the country, and the call on all relevant government authorities [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (January 2018)
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FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The January 2018 report focuses on the following: Criminalization of politics and violence Mass arrest of opposition party activists, suppression and hindrance to freedom of assembly Dhaka North and South City Corporation polls stayed Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture, inhuman treatment and [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (January 2018)
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FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for January 2018. In January 2018, MASUM conducted 11 fact finding missions, and filed complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. During the month, six replies and one update were made to National Human Rights Commission. Out of 11 [ Read more ]