From our members

From our Member, MASUM, India – Fact Finding Mission Report on Protests and Police Atrocities in Darjeeling
12 July 2017 11:16 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) released a preliminary report of the fact finding mission conducted in Darjeeling and adjoining areas in May and June 2017. The mission assessed the situation in the area of the Darjeeling hills after the Gorkha Jana Mukti Morcha (GJMM) and other organisations demanded for separate statehood. [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Singaporean Activist Deported, Barred from Workshop
23 June 2017 4:34 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 23 June 2017: The Malaysian government must immediately lift the travel ban imposed on Singaporean activist Han Hui Hui, FIDH and its member organisation Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) urged today. FIDH and SUARAM condemn the Malaysian authorities’ decision to deport Ms. Han back to Singapore and prevent her from participating in a [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – HRCP Condemns Attack on Asma Jahangir’s Associates in Courtroom
2:38 pm

Lahore, June 22: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has strongly condemned an attack by scores of lawyers on renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir’s associates inside a courtroom in the Lahore High Court. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP denounces in the strongest possible terms the assault on Asma Jahangir’s associates. [ Read more ]

From our Member SPARC, Pakistan – Certified Training on Child Rights Defenders
16 June 2017 6:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member SPARC from Pakistan is organising a three-day training on child rights from 25 – 27 July 2017 in Islamabad. This training is designed to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the social activists and volunteers working for the promotion, protection and implementation of child rights. For more information, click here.

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Justice for Bill Kayong: Police and Prosecution must Ensure Justice is Done!
14 June 2017 5:36 pm

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, expressed our dismay at the acquittal of three prime suspects in the murder of indigenous rights activist, the late Bill Kayong. On 6 June 2017, three of the four accused for the murder of Bill Kayong was discharged and acquitted by the Miri High Court following prosecution’s failure to [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysian Human Rights Annual Report 2016
12 June 2017 3:13 pm

‘In Malaysia, we have undergone decades of human rights activism.  What we see taking shape globally provides much cause for concern.  Locally, we see incremental instances of freedom erosion in tandem with international developments.  Fortunately, the leaders of our independence signed us the Federal Constitution as a protective measure to meet new threats to our [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice
9 June 2017 5:49 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Law & Society Trust published a report: The Politics of Criminal Justice Reforms in Times of Transitional Justice. This report seeks to place criminal justice reforms at the center of ongoing transitional justice debates and discussions in Sri Lanka.   It argues that it is dangerous to discuss criminal accountability and the special [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Human Rights Report (May 2017)
6 June 2017 4:19 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Surakksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly human rights report for May 2017. In May 2017, MASUM conducted 8 regular fact finding missions and made complaints before the relevant authorities and human rights institutions. During the month, 2 updates and 6 replies have been made to National Human Rights Commission. [ Read more ]

From our Member KHIS, South Korea – The Blind. An Untold Story behind Samsung and LG Cell Phones
5 June 2017 6:13 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), in conjunction with Solidarity for Worker’s Health (SWH) and Korean Lawyers for Public Interest and Human Rights (KLPH), released their latest joint report on the methanol poisoning cases in supply chains for Samsung and LG in South Korea. It covers the circumstances of cases, key issues and conclusions, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (May 2017)
2 June 2017 1:20 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The May 2017 report focused on the following: Extrajudicial killings Death in jail Torture and inhuman treatment Enforced disappearances Public lynching Political violence Police raid BNP Chairperson’s party office Hindrance to freedom of assembly Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Situation [ Read more ]