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15th International Human Rights Colloquium – Human rights today: crisis or transition?
16 May 2017 12:12 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Conectas, Centre for Human Rights – University of Pretoria, and Dejusticia invite activists from the Global South to debate the challenges that the current context poses to human rights across the world. Activists and defenders from the Global South can submit their applications to attend the 15th [ Read more ]

“The Future of Global Human Rights Discourse: Trends & Challenges” – A Public Lecture by Mr. Michel Forst
9 May 2017 2:23 pm

The Future of Global Human Rights Discourse: Trends & Challenges A public lecture co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and ASIA Centre Saturday, 27 May 2017, 16:00-18:00 at ASIA Centre, Bangkok The mandate on the situation of human rights defenders was established in 2000 by the Commission on Human Rights [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion – 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of the Philippines, 8 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
5 May 2017 10:41 am

The Philippines will undergo its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 08 May 2017 at a time when its continuously deteriorating human rights situation is under significant international scrutiny. Over 8,000 cases of extrajudicial killings have been recorded in the country over the past year under the current administration’s so-called ‘war on drugs’. Impunity for [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion – 3rd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review of India, 5 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland
4 May 2017 4:52 pm

India will undergo its third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 04 May 2017. Civil society has been an integral part of this process with 72 stakeholders’ submissions, and the web cast of the proceedings will be viewed in more than 50 areas across the country. During the second cycle of the UPR, [ Read more ]

Press Briefing – Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5
25 April 2017 4:16 pm

Civil Society Under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison for ADHOC 5 An event co-organised by Human Rights Watch and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Friday 28 April 2017, 10:30-12:00 at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), Bangkok Friday marks one year detention for the ADHOC 5. Exactly one [ Read more ]

Regional Dialogue on ‘Regional Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia’ Kathmandu, Nepal, 6-7 April 2017
4 April 2017 6:40 pm

From 6-7 April 2017, the Asian Forum for Human Rigths and Development (FORUM-ASIA) together with the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism (RISAHRM) will hold the Regional Dialogue on ‘“Regional Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia”  in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Regional Dialogue will critically review and reflect on-going efforts towards the establishment [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event: Why International Monitoring Matters – Human Rights Implementation in Sri Lanka
21 March 2017 2:33 pm

Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:30 Venue: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International and International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR) are organising a side event on the importance of international human rights monitoring mechanisms, specially in the [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Report of Consultation Task Force and Human Rights Challenges in Sri Lanka
16 March 2017 11:10 am

Date: Monday 20 March 2017 Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International, Human Rights Watch, International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), Minority Rights Group International are organising a side event on the human rights challenges in Sri Lanka. The [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Testimonies from the ground: Conflict, Minorities, Human Rights and Human Security in Burma/Myanmar
14 March 2017 11:16 am

  Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Time: 10:00 – 11:30 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is organising a side-event on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar. The side event will attempt to bring together civil society actors from different ethnic groups in Burma/Myanmar to [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Accountability for Human Rights Violations Against Rohingya in Myanmar/Burma
13 March 2017 6:18 pm

Myanmar’s security forces have waged a campaign of violence against the Rohingya community since armed groups attacked border police posts in northern Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar in October. Myanmar authorities have largely met allegations of human rights violations with blanket denials: they have accused Rohingya of villagers of burning their own homes and fabricating reports of [ Read more ]