From our members

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Request to add more vote counting centres
15 May 2017 3:27 pm

15 May 2017: The election observer team of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has monitored the vote counting centres in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan city along with various municipalities on May 15. It was found that the process of vote counting system is very slow despite of large number of vote casted in these metropolitans. If [ Read more ]

From our Member SICHREM, India – Human Rights Mobile Clinic on 10 May 2017 at R.S. Palya slum
12 May 2017 3:27 pm

12 May 2017: SICHREM organised Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at R.S. Palya Slum, Bangalore on 10 May 2017. There were about 20 participants and 15 cases were handled at the clinic. Most of the cases were related to Domestic Violence, Birth Certificate & Property issues. Adv. Eunice Mercy & Adv. Shashikala gave legal counseling to the [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB
11 May 2017 3:27 pm

Lahore, 11 May 2017 :The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as [ Read more ]

From our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Opinion Piece on Silencing Dissent
12:17 pm

‘Far from the standard of holding someone innocent until proven guilty, those accused of blasphemy in Pakistan are usually not even given a fair chance to prove their innocence as they become victims of mob justice or street violence. For some time now, I have been restricting my speech — which may otherwise be perfectly [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – New Commentary ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’
9 May 2017 11:30 am

Law and Society Trust published a new commentary, ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’. The commentary focuses on the post-war legacy of links between private companies or private capital, both investment and philanthropic, and the military in Sri Lanka. In considering these relatively under-explored dimensions of militarisation, it underlines that [ Read more ]

From our Member Globe International, Mongolia – Media Freedom Report 2016
8 May 2017 3:39 pm

Globe International is pleased to present its 2016 Media Freedom Report. They would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude to UNESCO Beijing Office for their support of our publication. In 2016, global media struggled through an extremely difficult period, with accusations of ‘fake news’ and the dissemination of misinformation. Over the [ Read more ]

From our Member PVCHR, India – #UPR3INDIA and PVCHR
7 May 2017 3:27 pm

7 May 2017: PVCHR submitted its reports in UPR third cycle as individual and part of joint submission of 1 & 34. PVCHR urged India to immediately implement the recommendations of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women following her 2013 mission. PVCHR, JS11 and JS1 reported on the alleged widespread use of torture.130 AI [ Read more ]

From our Member JSMP, Timor Leste – The Appointment of the President of the Court of Appeal is necessary and valid pursuant to Article 110 of Law 11/2004 Amending the Statute of Judicial Magistrates
5 May 2017 3:27 pm

5 May 2017: JSMP considers the decision of the President, Taur Matan Ruak, to appoint Deolindo dos Santos as the President of the Court of Appeal to be necessary and valid pursuant to the law. The appointment and swearing-in of the new President of the Court of Appeal on 28 April 2017 occurred in response to [ Read more ]

From our Member Maldivian Democracy Network, Maldives – Statement on Press Freedom Day 2017
4 May 2017 4:36 pm

It is unfortunate that freedom of press has been deteriorating in Maldives. We fall under the “Not Free” category in the World Press Freedom Index. This matter certainly cannot be ignored because the result came with good reason. The abduction of Ahmed Rilwan, well-known journalist from Maldives Independent, over three years ago lead to a [ Read more ]

From our Member HRWG, Indonesia – Response to Indonesian UPR Session in UN Human Rights Council
3 May 2017 4:14 pm

Geneva, 3 May 2017: Indonesian civil society expresses its greatest appreciation to the Government of Indonesia which has exhibited its commitment to cooperate openly and dialogically with the international human rights mechanism by attending the Universal Periodic Review Session (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council on May 3, 2017. The UPR meeting was attended [ Read more ]