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Press Conference – Human Rights and Democracy Crisis in Cambodia: Time to Act
16 October 2017 11:24 am

Press Conference – Human Rights and Democracy Crisis in Cambodia: Time to Act 10:30-12:30 on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) Event is free and open to the public The event will be livestreamed through www.facebook.com/FORUMASIA/   The human rights and democracy crisis in Cambodia has now reached historical proportions. Using [ Read more ]

When it comes to internet rights in Asia, where is the wind blowing?
10 October 2017 7:23 pm

By Sheetal Kumar (GPD), Geetha Hariharan, Pavitra Ramanujam (APC), Gayatri Khandhadai (APC), Valeria Betancourt (APC), and Marte Hellema (FORUM-ASIA)     (9 October 2017) – In a region as vast as Asia, with a technology as multidimensional as the internet, and with rights which are universal and indivisible, what can be said about the intersection between [ Read more ]

15th edition of the International Human Rights Colloquium – Human rights: crisis or transition?
3 October 2017 12:19 pm

From 1-6 October, São Paulo will receive activists and social change agents from 27 countries for the 15th edition of the International Human Rights Colloquium. Under the theme “Human rights: crisis or transition?”, the purpose of the event is to promote the exchange of knowledge and practices with people who work closely on the topic. [ Read more ]

State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia
2 October 2017 1:38 pm

The freedoms of assembly, association, expression and religion are rights that are both interrelated and interconnected. Increasingly, people are using the Internet to exercise these rights. Backlash to this has come in the form of restrictions placed on these fundamental freedoms by States and outright attacks by non-state actors. In Asia, evidence of these trends [ Read more ]

Public Lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression
28 September 2017 11:18 am

  State of Freedoms of Assembly, Association, Expression and Religion on the Internet in Asia 7:00pm, Friday Thursday 6 October 2017 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the lecture **** Join the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Documenting International Human Rights Standards and Practice
26 September 2017 4:49 pm

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 Time: 13:30-15:00 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations, Geneva This event is co-organised by Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and HURIDOCS: Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems. Moderator: R. Iniyan Ilango, FORUM-ASIA Panelists: Adam Ahmed, FORUM-ASIA Friedhelm Weinburg, HURIDOCS Felix Kirchmeier, Geneva Academy Peggy Hicks, OHCHR

HRC36 Side Event: Human Rights in the Philippines
20 September 2017 4:00 pm

Date: Friday, 22 September 2017 Time: 13:30-14:30 Venue: Room XV, Palais des Nations, Geneva The Philippines underwent its third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in May 2017. Notably, over 45 states expressed their concerns on the Government’s so-called ‘war on drugs’, particularly on the thousands of cases extrajudicial killings that have been recorded. These concerns were [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Foreign Policy of the Southern States towards Human Rights
11:56 am

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017 Time: 12:00 – 13:20 Venue: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva This event is co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CONECTAS Direitos Humanos, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Moderator: R. Iniyan Ilango, FORUM-ASIA Panelists: Paulo Arantes, CONECTAS Susan Wilding, CIVICUS Raghu Menon, Amnesty India Yashasi Nain, [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Cambodia – A Human Rights Crisis
19 September 2017 12:56 pm

  Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2017 Time: 11:00 – 12:00 Venue: Room XV, Palais des Nations, Geneva This event is co-organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Article 19, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), [ Read more ]

HRC36 Side Event: Supporting Indigenous and Environmental Civil Society
16 September 2017 1:11 pm

Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017 Time: 14:00 – 15:00 Venue: Room XI, Palais des Nations, Geneva The panel aims to discuss their intersecting role in promoting and protecting the civic space for indigenous and land rights activists. The side event will equally focus on lessons learnt on how to ensure the effective realization of these [ Read more ]