Our Events

Public Event on Human Rights in ASEAN: Assessing the 10 Years Evolution of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
7 October 2019 3:59 pm

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); a timely opportunity to assess and review AICHR’s promotion and protection function. FORUM-ASIA launched two reports that aim to evaluate the effectiveness of AICHR’s response in protecting human rights. Together with the Embassy of Netherland in Jakarta, FORUM-ASIA is pleased to share the result [ Read more ]

Launching of the Fact-Finding Mission Report on the Impacts of Mining on Human Rights Defenders, Environment and Local Communities in Khentii and Dornod Provinces, Mongolia
2:44 pm

Since mid-2000s, the mining sector has been driving Mongolia’s exports, leading the country to be one of the fastest growing economies over the past decade. However, while in recent years the economic growth is also slowing down, the increased number of mining operations profoundly affects Mongolia’s economic policies, social dynamics and environment. In light of [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Ending reprisals – Discussion with human rights defenders and experts
13 September 2019 5:07 pm

  This event seeks to provide a space for human rights defenders and experts to shed light on the nature and extent of reprisals and intimidation against those cooperating with the UN; discuss and expand on the Secretary-General’s report; and consider efforts to date to address reprisals and intimidation against those cooperating with the UN as [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference 2019: Role of NHRIs in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms
4:59 pm

    The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is organising the ‘ANNI Regional Conference 2019: Role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms.’ This annual conference aims to discuss issues relevant to improving the work and functioning of NHRIs, as well as foster dialogue [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: The Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines
11 September 2019 12:19 am

Since the start of the so-called “war on drugs” by the current government of the Philippines, the human rights situation in the country has deteriorated dramatically. In July 2019, the Human Rights Council responded to the situation by adopting Resolution 41/2, which requests the Office of the High Commissioner to prepare a comprehensive report that [ Read more ]

ACSC/APF 2019 Convergence Space Activity: Strengthening the Role of AICHR to Address Peace and Human Rights Issues in ASEAN
9 September 2019 3:44 pm

Under the Convergence Space on Human Rights, Democracy, and Access to Justice at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF), FORUM-ASIA is proud to co-organise a workshop on: ‘Strengthening the Role of AICHR to Address Peace and Human Rights Issues in ASEAN’ Date : Wednesday, 11 September 2019 Time : 09.30 – 11.00 Venue : [ Read more ]

ACSC/APF 2019 Convergence Space Activity: Rising Populism and ‘Othering’ in ASEAN – Protecting rights and freedoms of ethnic-religious and LGBTIQ+ communities
1:09 pm

Under the Convergence Space on Human Rights, Democracy, and Access to Justice at the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF), FORUM-ASIA is proud to co-organise a workshop on: ‘Rising Populism and ‘Othering’ in ASEAN – Protecting rights and freedoms of ethnic-religious and LGBTIQ+ communities’ Date: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Time: 15.00 – 17.00 Venue: [ Read more ]

HRC 42 Side Event: Transitional Justice in Korea – Jeju Massacre and the Korean War
11:22 am

In this event, we will discuss measures to bring justice for the victims of the Jeju Massacre and the Korean War, with the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. The testimony by the Jeju Massacre survivor will paint a shocking and vivid picture of that period. Date: Thursday, [ Read more ]

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) 2019
6 September 2019 3:59 pm

The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ Forum (ACSC/APF) is an annual forum of civil society organisations from ASEAN Member States held in parallel with the ASEAN Summit. The meeting is organised by civil society in the country that holds the ASEAN Chairmanship. As Thailand is the Chair of ASEAN for this year, ACSC/APF is to be hosted [ Read more ]

Discussion on the Review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR
2 September 2019 3:11 pm

Findings made by FORUM-ASIA through its recent publication on the 10-year evaluation of  the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) have indicated room for improvement that can be implemented by the regional human rights mechanism to be fully effective on addressing the human rights issues in the region, particularly when it comes to provide [ Read more ]