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4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS)
3 June 2011 4:03 am

The upcoming 4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS) is a "Training of Trainers (TOT)" in order to increase the pool of expertise, resource persons and trainers in the region on the use of the UN human rights system. It will be held in Bangkok on 17-22 OCTOBER 2011. [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council 17th Regular Session
27 May 2011 3:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 30 May to 17 June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
16 February 2011 9:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 28 February to 25 March 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.   Date Topic Document Oral and Written Statements Feb-14 FORUM-ASIA: Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Papua, Indonesia (A/HRC/16/NGO/119) Written Statement Feb-14 INFID/Imparsial: Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council Review 2011
30 October 2010 3:27 am

The views from the ground also point out that the foremost obstacle hindering the Council from adequately addressing human rights violations is the tendency of States to respond to the interests of regional or political groups rather than human rights causes. The failure of the Council in addressing the issue of non-cooperation by States with [ Read more ]

AICHR: A window dressing for ASEAN’s Commitment to Human Rights
27 October 2010 2:01 pm

(Launching of the SAPA-TFAHR’s Report on the Performance of the AICHR on its first Anniversary ) One year since the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was inaugurated in on 23 October 2009, we, the Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TF-AHR), have prepared a report to [ Read more ]

UN Human Rights Council 15th Regular Session
21 September 2010 2:13 am

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the UN Human Rights Council 15th Session on 13 September to 1 October 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.   Date Topic Link to Document Oral/Written Statements 16-Sep Item 2 & 3: OHCHR Reports on Regional Human Rights Arrangements Oral Statement 16-Sep Item 3: The 2nd Phase of the World Programme [ Read more ]

It is AICHR’s turn to move forward to promote and protect human rights in Southeast Asia
19 September 2010 11:25 pm

This is the press statement released at the end of the 3rd Regional Consultation Meeting on ASEAN and Human Rights, held in Kuala Lumpur during 16-19 September 2010, by the SAPA Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights. We, the Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TF-AHR), would [ Read more ]

Call for applications: The 14th Annual Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders
11 August 2010 12:17 am

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) would like to announce the opening of the application process for the 14th Annual Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (ATSS), to take place in Bangkok from 17 to 29 October 2010. Since 1997 FORUM-ASIA has been organising the ATSS on an annual basis [ Read more ]

Pilot National Training Workshop on ASEAN Advocacy and National Consultation Workshop
30 June 2010 11:32 am

From 19 to 21 July 2010, FORUM-ASIA will organise the pilot training on engaging with the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in Kuala Lumpur, co-organised with SUARAM, FORUM-ASIA member in Malaysia. It aims to build capacity of civil society organisations in Malaysia to engage with the newly formed AICHR. This pilot training is also a prior step to finalise the [ Read more ]

UNHCR NGO Annual Consultations (Geneva, 29 June – 1 July)
2 June 2010 12:07 am

The UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs will take place from 29 June to 1 July 2010. The meeting will be held at the International Conference Centre Geneva (ICCG) on 29 and 30 June and at the UN Office in Geneva on 1 July. On 1 July, the plenary session will take place in Room XIX [ Read more ]