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HRC35 Side Event: Religion and Expression Online in Asia
14 June 2017 3:58 pm

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2017 Time: 11:30 to 13:00 Venue: Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva This panel discussion seeks to provide a platform for human rights defenders to highlight ground realities in the exercise of expression and religion in online spaces and look at the criminalisation of speech termed as ‘blasphemy’ in relation to hate [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Freedom of Expression in South Asia
13 June 2017 6:34 pm

Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 Time: 11:00-12:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Freedom of expression continues to be under threat in South Asia. Restrictive legislation, criminal defamation, abduction, digital surveillance, killings and threats from rising extremism are some of the trends that plagued have freedom of expression in South Asia. The side event will [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Human Rights in the Maldives
8 June 2017 11:21 am

Date: 9 June 2017 Time: 11:00 – 12:30 Venue: Room XXI, Palais des Nations, Geneva Over 10 years ago, following domestic pressure and international censure, the Maldives initiated a reform process to transition from a long period of single party rule. In 2008, this led to the first full-fledged democratic elections. This transition to full-fledged [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Extrajudicial Killings in The Philippines
7 June 2017 11:12 am

Date: Wednesday, 7 June 2017 Time: 15:00 – 16:30 Venue: Room IX, Palais des Nations, Geneva The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Franciscans International, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, Human Rights Watch, and International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are organising a side event linked to the extrajudicial killings in The Philippines. [ Read more ]

HRC35 Side Event: Strengthening Corporate Accountability in Supply Chains
5 June 2017 4:42 pm

Date: Friday, 9 June 2017 Time: 15:30 – 17:00 Venue: Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), KTNC Watch, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and Good Electronics are organising a side event based on the presentation by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights of their country visit [ Read more ]

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 ]