From our members

From Our Members Law and Society Trust (LST) and INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – Releasing Prisoners to prevent spread of COVID-19 in prisons
1 April 2020 3:39 pm

26th March 2020 To: H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Hon. Jayantha Jayasuriya, Chairman of the Judicial Services Commission, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka Hon. Nimal Siripala De Silva, Minister of Justice Mr. T. M. J. W. Thennakoon, Commissioner General of Prisons Mr. Kalinga Indatissa [ Read more ]

International Women’s Day 2020: Good practices and lessons learnt from our members
22 March 2020 11:00 am

8 March is celebrated across the world as International Women’s Day. It is a day intended to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. A day also to remind all of the indispensable role the women’s movement, women’s rights organisations and individual women human rights defenders have and continue to play in [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns the imminent execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd
16 March 2020 5:37 pm

Think Centre condemns the imminent execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd 16 March 2018 The execution of Hishamrudin Bin Mohd today will be the most dreadful execution to take place in Singapore since the amendment of the death penalty laws. We are extremely horrified by the fact that Hishamrudin has struggled by self representing to defend [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Women in the Media: Balance the imbalance!
8 March 2020 11:56 am

Women in media: Balance the imbalance! Today, on International Women’s Day 2020, we want to call upon all media leaders and journalists around the globe to take action against the skewed balance and representation of gender in the news – both in terms of numbers and in portrayal. A balanced presence of women and men [ Read more ]

From C R Abrar from our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Four (custodial) deaths and an alibi
28 February 2020 2:16 pm

Four (custodial) deaths and an alibi By C R Abrar from our member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Failing to nab her husband, Yasmin Begum, a mother of two, was picked up by the Detective Branch of police in Gazipur in the evening of February 18. Within hours, the lady, in good health as [ Read more ]

From Our Member Bir Duino, Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyzstan: Free Ailing Rights Defender
21 February 2020 1:32 pm

Released by Bir Duino, 20 February 2020 Appeal Pending for Azimon Askarov, Convicted in Unfair Trial Ethnic Uzbek journalist Azimzhan Askarov, who was arbitrarily arrested, tortured, convicted after an unfair trial and jailed for life looks through metal bars during hearings at the Bishkek regional court, Kyrgyzstan, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. (Berlin) – Kyrgyzstan authorities [ Read more ]

From Our Member Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal – Nepal Human Rights Yearbook 2020
20 February 2020 3:18 pm

It has been 28 years since the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) began publishing the Human Rights Yearbook. The Yearbooks serves as a contemporary records of the changes that have taken place in the Nepal when it comes to human rights, including all important events. INSEC’s databases and records have not only helped conflict-affected and [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: Arrest of Human Rights Monitors in Breach of the Hong Kong Government’s International Human Rights Obligations
12 February 2020 3:49 pm

JOINT OPEN LETTER – ARREST OF HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORS IN BREACH OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS 11 February 2020 Dear Chief Executive, We, the undersigned human rights organizations, write to you in regard to the arrest of five human rights observers whilst conducting their work at assemblies in Hong Kong in [ Read more ]

From Our Member Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), the Philippines – The Killing State: 2019 Philippine Human Rights Situationer
11:34 am

PhilRights, the research and information center of the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), published a report ‘The Killing State: 2019 Philippine Human Rights Situationer.’ This report is a product of a yearlong effort to monitor and analyse developments impacting the human rights and dignity of Filipinos. The report outlined how the human rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report 2019
11 February 2020 11:05 am

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its 2019 Annual Human Rights Report. The report highlights the alarming human rights situation in Bangladesh including the destruction of democracy and violations of rights to freedom of speech and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association, and of depriving people of their right to life. *** For a [ Read more ]