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From Our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Pakistan’s Internet Landscape 2018
22 April 2019 2:51 pm

  FORUM-ASIA member Bytes for All, Pakistan published the fourth edition of “Internet Landscape of Pakistan”. The report focuses on trends in local cyberspace related to key topics including internet access, censorship and privacy, cybercrime and hacking, child porn, blasphemy, fake news, e-commerce and fin-tech/branchless banking, among others. *** The fourth edition of “Internet Landscape [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Human rights forgotten in the election year: HRCP launches 2018 report
15 April 2019 12:10 pm

Press release Human rights forgotten in the election year: HRCP launches 2018 report Islamabad, 15 April 2019. At the launch of its flagship annual report, State of Human Rights in 2018, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has noted that, ‘in a year of general elections, it was inevitable perhaps that the progress and observation of [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alert, India – TRUTH COMMISSION IN MANIPUR NEEDED FOR SECURING JUSTICE TO VICTIMS
14 April 2019 2:03 pm

PRESS RELEASE TRUTH COMMISSION IN MANIPUR NEEDED FOR SECURING JUSTICE TO VICTIMS HEADS OF STATE HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS IN MANIPUR ASSURE FULL SUPPORT Imphal, 14 April 2019:  Heads of State Human Rights Institutions, senior academics, human rights activists, victims and other stakeholders strongly emphasized the need for a transitional justice process in Manipur to address [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – ‘Re-energise human rights discourse’
10 April 2019 12:03 pm

Press release ‘Re-energise human rights discourse’: HRCP Islamabad, 10 April 2019. Concluding its national conference on human rights and democratic participation in Islamabad, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said that this is ‘an opportune time to re-energise the human rights discourse, given that intense political polarisation has overshadowed the human rights enterprise [ Read more ]

From Our Member Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) – Quarterly review of human rights situation in India administered Jammu and Kashmir
9 April 2019 12:54 pm

FORUM-ASIA’s member Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) together with Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS)  publishes its quarterly brief on human rights situation in Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir. From January to March 2019, the area witnessed continued violence and hightened tensions between India and Pakistan, where Kashmir yet again appeared to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), Pakistan – Inclusive democracy key to Pakistan’s integrity
7 April 2019 11:03 am

Press release ‘Inclusive democracy key to Pakistan’s integrity’ HRCP Lahore, 7 April 2019. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has issued the following statement on the conclusion of its 33rd Annual General Meeting: ‘HRCP notes with concern the state’s amendment of the requisites of participatory democracy and reversal to the concept of a majoritarian [ Read more ]

From Our Member Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), Timor-Leste – Committee A of the National Parliament considers JSMP recommendations on the Draft Law Against Corruption
5 April 2019 3:04 pm

Press Release National Parliament 5 April 2019 Committee A of the National Parliament considers JSMP recommendations on the Draft Law Against Corruption Between 26 – 29 March 2019 JSMP observed Committee A of the National Parliament discussing and approving a special vote on a paper entitled “Substantive Text of Draft Law No. 1/V/1ª – Law [ Read more ]

From Our Member Human Rights Alerts, India – Press Release
4 April 2019 3:04 pm

Press Release  The 1st April 2019 Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) and Human Rights Alert (HRA) in association with EEVFAM, FIDAM, COHR, AMKIL, NEIPF, IP, Free Press School of Journalism, AMANA, CRAM organized a three-day north east consultation on Human Rights, Social movements and Law from 30th March to 1st April, 2019 at PP Park, [ Read more ]

From Our Member Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), India – Torture rampant in Kashmir, Rizwan’s case one among thousands
28 March 2019 10:55 am

Torture rampant in Kashmir, Rizwan’s case one among thousands APDP Statement 28.03.2019 The custodial killing of Rizwan Asad Pandit due to torture and inhumane treatment is yet another case among hundreds of cases of human rights violations where inhuman, degrading and excessive force has been used on a detainee resulting in his death. In the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Dignity, Kazakhstan – Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council for the 34th Session of the Universal Periodic Review
27 March 2019 11:05 am

Joint Submission to the Human Rights Council for the 34th Session of the Universal Periodic Review by the Netherlands Helsinki Committee and Kadyr Kasiet KAZAKHSTAN The situation of human rights defenders, and civic and political activists in the Republic of Kazakhstan       27 March 2019                                                                                                                Astana / The Hague The space for the activities [ Read more ]