From our members

From C R Abrar from our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Redrawing Rohingya Strategy
3 February 2020 4:26 pm

Redrawing Rohingya Strategy By C R Abrar from our member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Within a week of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that provisionally recognised the group identity of the Rohingya and the unremitting persecution that the community has endured over decades, Bangladesh government announced that it [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Annual Report 2019
29 January 2020 11:43 am

FORUM-ASIA member from India, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), published its 2019 Annual Report. It highlights: Overview of human rights situation Complaints sent to the National Human Rights Commission Annual legal activities Victims’ Testimonies *** For a PDF version of this report, click here

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Ekneligoda disappearance:10 years struggle for truth and justice
27 January 2020 4:29 pm

Ekneligoda disappearance:10 years struggle for truth and justice By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre Today, 10th January 2020, is 10 years since the disappearance of journalist and cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda. It also marks 10 years of struggle for truth and justice by his wife, Sandya Ekneligoda and two young sons. Investigative reports [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Statement:We welcome the International Court of Justice’s ruling to protect the Rohingya
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We welcome the International Court of Justice’s ruling to protect the Rohingya  Myanmar government should fully comply with the provisional measures Punish the ones responsible for genocide, and stop all discrimination and oppression against the Rohingya On January 23rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the UN, ordered the Myanmar [ Read more ]

From Our Member Covenants Watch and Taiwan Association for Human Rights (TAHR), Taiwan – Joint Statement: An 8-point human rights agenda for President Tsai Ing-wen
12 January 2020 10:35 am

Honourable President Tsai Ing-wenOffice of the PresidentNo. 122, Section 1, Chongqing South RoadZhongzheng DistrictTaipei City 10048, Taiwan Paris, Taipei, January 12, 2020 Re: Congratulations on your re-election Dear President Tsai, On behalf of the three undersigned organisations, please accept our warm greetings and congratulations on your election yesterday to a second term in office. We [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Press Conference: No War on IRAN
10 January 2020 11:07 am

No War on IRAN! The press conference for the Korean NGO that denounces U.S.’act of war’ and opposes Korean troop dispatch The Trump administration has committed an utterly unpardonable act of war. Last January 3rd (local time) they assassinated Qasem Soleimani, the Iranian Major General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, through a drone strike at [ Read more ]

Felani murdered nine years ago: Odhikar’s statement on the killings of and human rights violations on Bangladeshi nationals along the border by Indian Border Security Force
6 January 2020 10:52 am

Dhaka, 6 January 2020: January 7, 2020 marks nine years since the death anniversary of Felani Khatun[1], a Bangladeshi adolescent who was shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF). In 2011, on this day, BSF members shot and killed Felani Khatun at the India-Bangladesh border and hanged her body from the fence. However, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Report on the Ongoing Harassment and Threats to Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM)
11 December 2019 6:23 pm

This report is based on the findings of a Fact Finding mission conducted by MASUM in association with Human Rights Defenders Alert (HRDA) and FORUM-ASIA. The mission was organised on 1–3 November 2016 and members of the mission were senior jurists and eminent personalities comprising Justice (retd.) H. Suresh, Former Director General of Police, K. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), the Philippines – Assault on human rights defenders in the Philippines at crisis point
10 December 2019 4:08 pm

Press release 10 December 2019 Assault on human rights defenders in the Philippines at crisis point As we mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it is, we firmly believe, as relevant today as it was when it was adopted 71 years ago. Human rights defenders, environmental activists, indigenous peoples rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member Covenants Watch (CW), Taiwan – Statement on the adoption of the “Organic Act of the National Human Rights Commission/committee in the Control Yuan”
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Released by Covenants Watch, Dec. 10, 2019 NGOs in Taiwan have advocated the establishment of the National Human Rights Institution for 20 years. The most basic requirement that Covenants Watch and allied human rights groups demand is that this institute must comply with the Paris Principles: it must operate independently, have a diverse membership, and [ Read more ]