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From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (September 2018)
3 October 2018 1:02 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The September 2018 report focuses on the following: Upcoming National Elections: Suppression of Opposition Political Parties Election Commission: Attempts to use controversial EVM for the upcoming elections and intelligence activities Hindrance to Freedom of Expression and the Media Political Violence Independence of the Judiciary [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong
1 October 2018 2:06 pm

Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, sent to Prison: Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) Expresses Grave Concern and Protests [1 October 2018, Dhaka] Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) expresses grave concern over the imprisonment of Maidul Islam, Assistant Professor, University of Chittagong, against whom a case was filed under the most controversial Section 57 [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Education: A Pathway to Convergence – A Review of Syllabus Books Taught in Pakistani Public Schools 2017-2018
13 September 2018 5:55 pm

FORUM-ASIA member National Commision for Justice and Peace (NCJP) from Pakistan published the sixth edition of their research on the education system in Pakistan, which includes policy making, curriculum and the textbooks taught at schools across the country. To download a PDF version of this report, click here.

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Report: Curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan
12 September 2018 4:33 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recently launched a fact-finding mission report titled ‘Curbs on freedom of expression in Pakistan’. The report looks at the interference of the state in the work of journalists – including reporters, editors and anchors – working for both print and broadcast media in Pakistan. *** For a PDF [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (August 2018)
4 September 2018 10:57 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The August 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance and Attacks on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Interference on Freedom of Expression Repressive Laws Political Violence State Repression Public Lynching Acts of Corruption Situation of Workers’ Rights Neighbouring States Violence against Women Hindrance to [ Read more ]

From our member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – September 2018 Report on the need to amend the Timor-Leste Penal Code
1 September 2018 1:47 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Timore-Leste, Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), published its Incest Report on the need to Amend the Timor-Leste Penal Code. Published in September 2018, the report focuses on the following: Incest in Timor-Leste JSMP’s Court Monitoring Statistics Areas of Concern in Pre-trial and Trial Proceedings Use of protective or coercive measures Delays with [ Read more ]

From Our Member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), Bangladesh – statement on the eve of International Day for the protection of persons from enforced disappearances
30 August 2018 11:15 am

All incidences of enforced disappearances should be properly investigated to ensure justice and rule of law: ASK’s call to mark the International Day for the protection of persons from missing and enforced disappearances [30 August 2018, Dhaka] 30 August is the International Day for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance[1]. On the eve [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Human Rights Monitor Report (July 2018)
8 August 2018 2:53 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its monthly human rights monitor report. The July 2018 report focuses on the following: Hindrance to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression Extrajudicial killings Public lynching and death in jail Enforced disappearances Freedom of the media Repressive laws Prison conditions Workers’ rights Promotion of Child Marriages by the [ Read more ]

From Our Member PODA Pakistan – Election Observation Preliminary Report of the General Elections 2018
2:42 pm

PODA Election Observation Preliminary Report  General Elections 2018 7th August, 2018 (Islamabad):  On behalf of Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy (PODA) a team of 56 election observers (34 women and 22 men) observed 2018 General Elections in 20 districts of Pakistan including Bahawalnagar, Chakwal, Dera Ghazi Khan, Dadu, Ghotki, Hyderabad, Islamabad Jamshoro, Jacobabad, Jhelum, Khanewal, [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – A Report on the Religious Minority in Pakistan
7 August 2018 3:30 pm

The alarming increase in incidents of violence based on faith and the discriminatory attitudes of police and administration in the year 2017 suggests that the religious minorities in Pakistan have little to hope for in the year 2018. Published by FORUM-ASIA’s member National Commision for Justice and Peace (NCJP), this ‘Human Rights Monitor 2018 – A [ Read more ]