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Project – I Defend Rights
17 May 2018 1:03 pm

FORUM-ASIA is partnering in an exciting global project to create a massive audio archive of voices of people all over the world who defend rights. In our current era, when rights are under extreme attack in so many countries, it has never been more important to remind people worldwide about why we defend rights. The [ Read more ]

Event at FCCT: Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations
14 May 2018 4:14 pm

Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations 10:00-12:00, Friday 1 June 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the panel discussion *** Thai companies are increasingly investing in neighboring ASEAN countries. While investments have resulted in significant profits for both Thailand and the [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Pakistan
16 March 2018 11:08 am

  Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA Discussants: Ghazi Salahuddin, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Shahzad Ahmed, Bytes for All Pakistan

International Conference on Business and Human Rights: Holding Government Accountable in Asia
15 March 2018 12:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA is partnering with ASIA Centre and Thammasat University International Studies ASEAN-China Programme to host an ‘International Conference on Business and Human Rights: Holding Governments Accountable in Asia’ in Bangkok on 12-13 July 2018. The conference will consist of thematic panels, country-specific discussions and a final plenary session which will be open to civil society groups, [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar
9 March 2018 2:24 pm

  Date: Monday, 12 March 2018 Time: 16.30 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Moderator: R. Iniyan Illango, FORUM-ASIA Speakers: Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in the Philippines
10:36 am

Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 Time: 15.30 – 17.00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Mr. Johannes Icking, Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen (AMP) Speakers: Ms. Norma Dollaga, Rise Up for Life and for Rights Mr. Ellecer Carlos, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) & Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Mr. Carlos [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka – Will it deliver for the victims of enforced disappearances?
4 March 2018 11:59 am

  Date: Monday, 5 March 2018 Time: 16.00 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations Welcome & Moderator: Representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Panelists: Mr Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur for Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence Mothers of the Disappeared from the Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim Communities [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Shrinking Democratic Space in India
28 February 2018 10:27 am

  Date: Friday, 2 March 2018 Time: 15.00 – 16.30 Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations Moderator: Gerald Staberock, Secretary General of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Panelists: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Henri Tiphagne, National Working Secretary of Human Rights Defenders Alert – India Vrinda Grover, Human Rights Lawyer [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Protection for Human Rights Defenders in Asia
26 February 2018 10:53 am

In the period of 2015-2017 Asia has become a dangerous place to promote and protect human rights, as spaces for defenders and civil society organisations across the region are shrinking, violations and harassment are increasing, while perpetrators continue to enjoy impunity. In 2017 alone FORUM-ASIA documented 251 cases of abuses and violations against defenders in [ Read more ]

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2017
1 November 2017 3:40 pm

From 10-14 November 2017 the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2017 will take place at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, the Philippines. As in previous years, FORUM-ASIA will both participate and be involved with various events and activities during the gathering. ACSC/APF addresses issues around peace, justice and human rights, [ Read more ]