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From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report 2016
11 January 2017 5:02 pm

Odhikar has been diligently working to protect and promote the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people since its inception in 1994. Odhikar consistently monitors the human rights situation of Bangladesh and releases a status report every month, based on Odhikar’s own fact finding, information collection and reports sent by associated local [ Read more ]

From Our Members – Press Release – State Failing to Protect Human Rights Defenders Intervening in Human Rights Violation Cases by Security Forces in West Bengal
4 November 2016 3:28 pm

(Kolkata, 3 November 2016) A national high level fact finding team comprising of members of superior judiciary, police and civil society undertook a mission during the period October 31 – November 3, 2016, in the wake of alarming instances with regard to attacks on human rights defenders (HRDs) intervening in the issues of torture, killings [ Read more ]

From Our Members Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR), Philippines – Extra Judicial Killings: Normalizing Criminality Under the Guise of Peace and Order
14 July 2016 6:08 pm

The Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR) strongly condemns the escalating number of killings of  suspected drug pushers and drug dependents who said to have died either during so-called legitimate police operations or at the hands of unknown gunmen. The surge in fatalities is too alarming to be ignored: from January 1 to May 9 [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law & Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Events Held in June 2016
4 July 2016 2:40 pm

1.Launch of the web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ Based on the documentation of successfully prosecuted cases related to bribery and corruption LST launched a web page on ‘Bribery and Corruption in Sri Lanka’ on 29th June 2016. The issue of corruption seems almost endemic to Sri Lanka. The giving and taking of bribes from the [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Annual Human Rights Report 2015
11:57 am

  SUARAM launched its Annual Human Rights Report 2015 on the 15th of June 2016. The report highlights key human rights violations documented in 2015 and provides analysis and recommendations on the on-going human rights crisis in Malaysia. Copies of the report can be purchased through SUARAM (contact – Photos of event available at [ Read more ]

From Our Members, India – National Convention in Solidarity with the Victims of Torture (24-25 June 2016, New Delhi, India)
11:42 am

As the world observes June 26 in solidarity with victims of torture, the pervasive existence of torture within India is a crime deserving of the fullest condemnation and punishment.  Torture is a pervasive practice that has to be recognised as such and abolished immediately and completely. It goes against India’s international obligations and our Constitution [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Seminar on Parliament Accountability
5 May 2016 11:55 am

On 6 May 2016 the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) will be organising a seminar on parliament accountability and interactive meeting between MP Anara Naeem and her constituents, encouraging the voters to hold their MP accountable. The first of this series of workshops began in March, and a total of 10 workshops will be held with [ Read more ]

From Our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur Freedom Music Festival 2016
1 April 2016 2:18 pm

FORUM-ASIA member organisation SUARAM will be leading the Kuala Lumpur Freedom Music Festival, a one of a kind event engaging Malaysians on human rights issues and discussions through music, gigs and arts. The festival is meant to celebrate freedom of expression and engage the Malaysian youth to take positive steps in the struggle for human [ Read more ]

From Our Member NCJP, Pakistan – Press Release: Condemn the bombing in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore
29 March 2016 6:33 pm

The city of Lahore once again had to face the harsh and tragic outbreak of the extremist forces in a deadly and brutal attack on innocent families visiting the park to celebrate the spring season and the festival of Easter. A few days back the government took an initiative to declare Holi (Hindu festival) and [ Read more ]

From Our Member Law and Society Trust (LST), Sri Lanka – Recognizing the Struggle: State’s responsibility towards the Families of the Missing in Sri Lanka
17 March 2016 3:48 pm

Sri Lanka has a long history of enforced disappearances dating back to the 1970s yet no legislation has been put in place criminalizing the act or towards protecting the rights of the families of the disappeared. No Commission has been successful in providing the answers the families have been looking for. Almost all of them [ Read more ]