From our members

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Monthly Report of July 2019
2 August 2019 4:06 pm

FORUM-ASIA member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) published its monthly report of July 2019. The report gave an overview of the complaints sent to various human rights mechanisms, its progress, and responses.  The report also presents case briefs of victims and the human rights violations they face, including extrajudicial killings, tortures, attacks, and detentions. *** The full [ Read more ]

From Our Member National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), Pakistan – Education & Religious Freedom: a fact sheet
1 August 2019 5:12 pm

Pakistan National Commission for Justice and Peace (NCJP), FORUM-ASIA member in Pakistan, published its latest report titled ‘Education & Religious Freedom: a fact sheet’. Since the past seven years, NCJP has been annually observing and analyzing the National Education Policy and Curriculum along with the content prevalent in the textbooks taught in public schools across Pakistan. The [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan – Statement of Participants of “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” Conference  
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Statement of Participants of “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” Conference   We, the participants of the “7th Platform for Security and Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Civic Activists” conference, human rights defenders, journalists, civic activists, lawyers, members of trade union organizations, international and Kazakhstan non-governmental organizations [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), South Korea – Invitation to the International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide
30 July 2019 6:05 pm

[Invitation] Remembrance Two Years Later: International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide Rape as a Weapon of Wars and Genocides, Past and Present in the Region   Date: 23 – 24 August 2019 Venue: Paulus Hall 101A, Sogang University, Seoul, South Korea Co-hosted by People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD), EuroBurma [ Read more ]

From Our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Singapore’s Execution of Drug Offenders Tripled in Five Years
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(Singapore, 29 July 2019) –  Singapore’s execution of drug offenders tripled in past five years compared to previous period before law review. Think Centre expresses grave concerns over the disturbing trend of executions in Singapore in recent years. Key observations • Total number of executions from 2014 to 2019 is 32 • Executions for drug offence [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Civil Society Joint Alternative Report on Bangladesh Submitted to the Committee against Torture
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FORUM-ASIA together with our member Odhikar in Bangladesh and five other civil society organisations submitted an Alternative Report to the United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture (CAT) on the occasion of its review of Bangladesh’s implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention). The Alternative Report focuses [ Read more ]

From Ruki Fernando of Our Member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka – SRI LANKA: ‘People are scared of expressing themselves freely’
27 July 2019 2:32 pm

SRI LANKA: ‘People are scared of expressing themselves freely’ By Ruki Fernando from our member INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre   In April 2019, more than 250 people were killed and hundreds injured in a terror attack in Sri Lanka that targeted three churches and three hotels. The following day, an emergency law came into effect, giving the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Awaz Foundation Pakistan: Centre for Development Services, Pakistan – Press Release: Post High Level Political Forum (HLPF) National Conference on Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Sustainable Development Goals held at Islamabad on Thursday dated July 25, 2019
25 July 2019 4:03 pm

Press Release: Post High Level Political Forum (HLPF) National Conference on Voluntary National Review (VNR) of Sustainable Development Goals held at Islamabad on Thursday dated July 25, 2019 We, the representatives of civil society from across Pakistan, gathered here at Islamabad for a post HLPF national conference on VNR and SDGs, congratulate the Government of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Equality Myanmar and Progressive Voice, Myanmar – Selection Process of New Commissioners for the MNHRC Must be Transparent and Inclusive
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Selection Process of New Commissioners for the MNHRC Must be Transparent and Inclusive 25 July 2019 We, the 24 organizations of the CSO Working Group on MNHRC Reform, call on the Selection Board to engage in a public, transparent and inclusive selection process to determine the next commissioners of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’s [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity – Kadyr-kassiyet (KK), Kazakhstan– Will Kazakhstan become a law-abiding state, or will the witch hunt continue?
24 July 2019 1:51 pm

Copies: President of the Republic of Kazakhstan  K.K. Tokayev General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan G.D. Nurdauletov  Commissioner for Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan  A.O. Shakirov Chairman of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan  K.K. Masimov Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan A.Zh. Shpekbayev Chair of [ Read more ]