From our members

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – DISAPPEARANCES IN SRI LANKA: 500 DAYS OF PROTESTS
6 August 2018 12:27 pm

Ruki Fernando of our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre met with female activists who had been attacked or intimidated by the Sri Lankan authorities due to their work on disappearances, and visited the families of the disappeared who have been protested for more than 500 days in Vavuniya. Ruki recounted the struggles and challenges faced by [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Statement: 3 years completion of Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh 2015
1 August 2018 11:27 am

Statement on 3 years completion LBA 2015 Still persona non grata 30.07.2018  The plight of enclave dwellers and the status of erstwhile enclaves in India is something that rarely catches the attention of the media and is therefore an issue that few know or understand.  Succeeding to Partition in 1947, a number of enclaves were [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert, India – Press Release: Supreme Court questions CBI director Alok Kumar Verma for lack of progress in EEVFAM case
31 July 2018 5:59 pm

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Kumar Verma was grilled by the Supreme Court for lack of progress in the investigations in the EEVFAM case, today afternoon at court no. 3. The Attorney General tried to justify the delay but did not cut much ice when the bench confronted him with the timeline, prepared [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Press Statement: Attempts to maneuver polls unacceptable
23 July 2018 12:08 pm

Islamabad, 16 July 2018. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) is gravely concerned over what it sees as blatant, aggressive and unabashed attempts to manipulate the outcome of the upcoming elections. While it is critical that the polls are held as scheduled, there are now ample grounds to doubt their legitimacy – with alarming [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Press Release: Upcoming General Elections 2018
11:46 am

General elections are scheduled for July 25, 2018. It is very welcoming that Pakistan is moving towards its democratic transition. The Elections are a central feature of democracy. For elections to express the will of the electorate, it must be ‘free and fair’. In other words, all those entitled to vote have the right to be registered and to vote. The [ Read more ]

From Our Members SUARAM and Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia – Election Observation Report of the 14th Malaysian General Election
13 July 2018 1:48 pm

This ‘Election Observation Report of the 14th Malaysian General Election‘ was published by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections (BERSIH 2.0). It combines the documentation and monitoring work of BERSIH 2.0 from May 2013 and the observation mission of the PEMANTAU initiative from the dissolution of Parliament on 7 April 2018 until polling day on [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Statement: Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpetrators; reform the quota!
5 July 2018 3:54 pm

3 July 2018 Quota Reform Movement: Immediately arrest the Chhatra League perpatrators; reform the quota! Odhikar would like to express its immense concern and condemnation regarding the horrific attacks by the Chhatra League leaders have unleashed on students protesting for the reformation of the quota on government jobs, since 30 June 2018; along with the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Half-yearly Human Rights Monitoring Report
2 July 2018 3:16 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Odhikar of Bangladesh has published its half-yearly human rights monitoring report. The report looks at the human rights situation in Bangladesh for the period between January 2018 and June 2018, with focus on: State Repression and Impunity; Public Lynching; ‘Extremism’; Dysfunctional State Institutions; Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media; Workers’ Rights; [ Read more ]

From Our Member MASUM, India – Press Statement on International Day for Victims of Torture
28 June 2018 10:44 am

26 June 2018 Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) observed International Day for Victims of Torture at Kolkata Press Club. To commemorate the day MASUM organized a civil society and media interface from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM where renowned human rights protagonists; Dr. Binayak Sen and Ms. Miratun Nahar were speakers. The interface started with [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Watch, India – Press Release: Condemn the arrest of lawyer and human rights defender S. Vanchinathan
26 June 2018 4:02 pm

People’s Watch condemns the midnight arrest of Mr. S. Vanchinathan, Advocate, Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court and State organizer of the Human Rights Protection Council as well as one of the Members of the Save MKU Movement at the Chennai airport as he was returning from Delhi after ensuring that the stay petition [ Read more ]