From our members

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Balochistan: Neglected still
3 October 2019 11:22 am

Press release Balochistan: Neglected still Islamabad, 2 October. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has released a detailed report after a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Titled Balochistan: Neglected Still, the report states that Balochistan continues to be shortchanged politically. Incidents of enforced disappearance continue: in most cases, victims’ families say they are afraid of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Overview of the Situation of Protection and Safety of Lawyers and Attorneys in Kazakhstan from 2011 – 2019
23 September 2019 11:07 am

FORUM-ASIA’s member Dignity in Kazakhstan publishes a report that gives an overview of the safety of human rights advocates, and lawyers are regarded as one of the seven categories of human rights advocates that have been threatened the most since 2017. The report highlights various kinds of threats faced by lawyers and other human rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Protect human rights defenders in West Bengal
20 September 2019 3:59 pm

PRESS RELEASE Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) is primarily working on and addressing the issue of torture and human rights violations in West Bengal since 1997. In recent times, under the central and the different state governments, the right to freedom of expression is being enormously hampered, mass media is being subjected to restraint and [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – 900 days of protests: Still searching for truth and justice
4 September 2019 3:25 pm

900 days of protests: Still searching for truth and justice By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre August 30 was the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Despite Government figures indicating more than 65,000 complaints of disappearances in Sri Lanka, for most Sri Lankans, most media and the Government, it [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – HRCP takes note of deaths in police custody
3:14 pm

Press release HRCP takes note of deaths in police custody Lahore, 4 September. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has taken serious note of at least four incidents involving suspects’ deaths in police custody. Earlier, in August, HRCP investigated reports that two young Hindu boys in Mirpur Khas – accused of murder – were [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Solidarity with forcibly disappeared persons across the world
30 August 2019 2:40 pm

Press release Solidarity with forcibly disappeared persons across the world Lahore, 30 August 2019. As we observe International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expresses solidarity with all victims of enforced disappearance the world over. Our thoughts are also with those Kashmiris who have been forcibly disappeared as part of [ Read more ]

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 ]