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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 ]

The Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference (SEA FoRB III)
3:22 pm

The Southeast Asia Freedom of Religion or Belief Conference (SEA FoRB III) is an assembly of religious freedom advocates who are dedicated to promote religious freedom in Southeast Asia. ​This is the third time the conference has been convened. The first conference was held in October 2015 in Bangkok and resulted in a Declaration of Freedom of Religion or Belief [ Read more ]

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 ]

Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights & Development (19-25 November)
4:48 pm

The Global Advocacy Learning Programme on Human Rights & Development is the first programme of its kind developed by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). It provides a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills to human rights and development activists from Asia and beyond. Extremely qualified and experienced facilitators, as well as [ 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 ]