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From Our Member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – Committee A of the National Parliament gave consideration to the opinion paper of JSMP on the 2020 State Budget for the justice sector and will use this information when meeting with the relevant institutions
31 October 2019 5:02 pm

Press Release National Parliament 30 October 2019 Committee A of the National Parliament gave consideration to the opinion paper of JSMP on the 2020 State Budget for the justice sector and will use this information when meeting with the relevant institutions On Tuesday 29 October 2019 Committee A of the National Parliament had a meeting [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Impact of Migration on Poverty and Growth in Bangladesh
28 October 2019 4:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA member in Bangladesh, Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), published a book titled, ‘Impact of Migration on Poverty and Growth in Bangladesh’. Through panel surveys with more than 6,100 households over a three year period, the book analyses the impact of migration on poverty in Bangladesh. The research builds on earlier studies which concluded that [ Read more ]

From Our Member, Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), Indonesia – Indonesian Journalists Safety Committee meets Foreign Ministry to follow up the brutal shooting of Indonesian journalist
21 October 2019 4:17 pm

Representatives of the Indonesian Journalists Safety Committee on Friday, October 18, met Foreign Ministry’s director for the protection of Indonesian citizens, Judha Nugraha, to discuss the latest update from Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist who was hit by a bullet when she was covering a demonstration in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, on September 29. [ Read more ]

From Our Member Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Bangladesh – Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown
20 October 2019 3:12 pm

Kashmir: The Desecrated Crown 20, October,2019 “Boys and girls can now talk to each other,” declared the governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on October 14. He made the comment while announcing the resumption of post-paid mobile phone services in the valley after a 72-day blockade, imposed on the eve of the Centre’s decision to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh  
16 October 2019 5:39 pm

FORUM-ASIA member from Bangladesh, Odhikar, published its quarterly human rights monitor report covering the period of July- September 2019. The report documents different human rights violations and looks at issues of impunity, abuses in prisons, repression on freedom of assembly, corruption, and violence against women, among others. It also looks into the human rights situation along [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – 25 Years of Resilience: Statement from Odhikar on its 25th Anniversary
11 October 2019 3:07 pm

25 Years of Resilience: Statement from Odhikar on its 25th Anniversary Dhaka, 09 October 2019: Odhikar was established on 10 October 1994, as an organisation of human rights defenders, by some activists who participated in the struggle against the autocratic regime of Lieutenant General Hussein Mohammad Ershad. Bangladesh gained independence after huge sacrifices and equality, [ Read more ]

From Our Member the Maldivian Democracy Network, The Maldives – Press Release
10 October 2019 11:28 am

PRESS RELEASE 9 October 2019 The Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) was established in response to the mass arrest of approximately 300 people on 12 and 13 August 2004, to assist the families of those who were arbitrarily detained and tortured. Since MDN’s inception, this organisation works on issues of public concern, in light of its [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad
9:57 am

Odhikar strongly condemns the killing of BUET student Abrar Fahad In the night of 6 October 2019, Abrar Fahad, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), was murdered by being beaten to death, by a group of Awami League backed Chhatra League activists, led by [ Read more ]

From Our Member People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy(PSPD) and Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS), South Korea – The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration
9 October 2019 2:22 pm

The Hong Kong Government Must Stop Indiscriminate and Violent Crackdown and Ensure Freedom of Assembly and Demonstration On October 1, the 70th National Day of China, a tragic incident occurred in Hong Kong. On the day that a “Day of Mourning” event was held in honor of those killed by state violence, a highschool student [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Balochistan: Neglected still
3 October 2019 11:22 am

Press release Balochistan: Neglected still Islamabad, 2 October. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has released a detailed report after a fact-finding mission to Balochistan. Titled Balochistan: Neglected Still, the report states that Balochistan continues to be shortchanged politically. Incidents of enforced disappearance continue: in most cases, victims’ families say they are afraid of [ Read more ]