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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 ]

Live Webcast of Thailand ICCPR Review – ‘From Bangkok to Geneva: Engaging Public on Thailand ICCPR Review’
5:08 pm

The United Nation Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) will review Thailand’s human rights situation and its compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which Thailand is a state party. Thailand will be reviewed during the 119th session of the HRC between 13-14 March 2017 in Geneva Switzerland.Prior to the review, several Thai [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – The Philippines’ Third Universal Periodic Review
8 March 2017 5:29 pm

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2017 Time: 15:00 – 16:30 Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland FORUM-ASIA along with Misereor, Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen, Franciscans International, World Council of Churches, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), United Evangelical Mission and Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung have organised a side-event in conjunction with the 34th [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Closing the Net: Attack on Asian Human Rights Defenders Active Online
2:02 pm

Date: Thursday 9 March 2017 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Venue: Room XXVI, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have organised a side-event on attacks on human rights defenders (HRDs) active online. In recent years, the internet has become a dangerous place for [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Human Rights Defence and Blogging in Bangladesh
6 March 2017 3:56 pm

Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) along with Front Line Defenders, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) have organised a side-event on which will focus on human rights [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines: The War on Drugs
2 March 2017 6:07 pm

Date: Friday 3 March Time: 13:00-14:30 Venue: Room XXIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Since the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte on 30 June 2016 and his call for a ‘war on drugs’, Philippine National Police officers and unidentified vigilantes have killed more than 7000 people. The anti-drug campaign, ‘Operation Double Barrel’, has targeted suspected [ Read more ]

HRC34 Side Event – Backsliding on Civic Space in Democracies
23 February 2017 6:31 pm

Date: 3 March 2017 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Room XXI, Palais Des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Across the world, well-established principles and standards fundamental to maintaining a safe and enabling environment for civil society are being questioned and threatened in mature and consolidated democracies. In both the global North and global South, governments with vibrant [ Read more ]