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HRC29 Side Event: Malaysia – Freedoms Under Siege, 15 June 2015
12 June 2015 3:39 pm

Malaysia has been ruled by one political party, the National Front coalition, for 58 consecutive years. A steely determination by the ruling elite to hold onto power at all costs has seen Malaysia plagued by issues of authoritarian rule, spiraling corruption, poor governance, race politics and worsening human rights violations. In May 2013, Malaysia’s 13th [ Read more ]

Public lecture by Prof. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression
8 June 2015 7:59 pm

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On the 4th June 2015, Prof. David Kaye, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, gave a public lecture at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta. The event was organised by FORUM-ASIA, ELSAM, Bytes for All, ICT Watch, Safenet, Global Partners Digital, APC, Internet Democracy [ Read more ]

The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia (16 May 2015)
15 May 2015 2:11 pm

The Gwangju Forum on the Future of Human Rights in Asia will take place on Saturday 16 May 2015 from 14:00-18:00 at the May 18th Memorial Culture Center in Gwangju Metropolitan City. It is a public event and open for whomever wants to attend. The event is co-organized by the Asian Forum for Human Rights [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015
12 May 2015 6:49 pm

From 15-18 May FORUM-ASIA will be attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015. The Gwangju Asia Forum offers a platform for activists to share their experiences and discuss ways to strengthen the solidarity among people working for human rights, peace and the improvement of democracy in Asia. The Gwangju Asia Forum is organized every year by [ Read more ]

HRC28 Side Event: Political Transition, Democracy and Human Rights: The Experience in Burma and Sri Lanka
19 March 2015 5:15 pm

HRC28 Side Event – Backtracking full circle: Evaporating reforms in Burma
16 March 2015 3:39 pm

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#HRC28 Side Event- Promoting a safe & enabling environment for Asian HRDs: Panel Discussion on the Follow up to resolution 22/6 in Asia
6 March 2015 7:56 pm

It has been two years since the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution 22/6 in which the Council unanimously called upon governments to create a safe and enabling domestic environment for human rights defenders (HRDs). In this context the Council called upon states to keep legislation that affects HRDs in line with international [ Read more ]

Call for Applications: 3rd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)
4 February 2015 12:59 pm

The Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia (GALA) Academy is a joint initiative by three leading regional civil society networks working in the field of human rights, development and democracy in Asia – namely, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia Democracy Network (ADA)- with the aim to [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 23 September (10:00-12:00), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support
22 September 2014 11:54 am

Click here to download the flyer  Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support The work of human rights defenders is invaluable for the overall realisation of human rights protection and promotion in Cambodia. For many human rights defenders this includes defending the rights of vulnerable groups such as evicted persons and factory workers. [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 18 September (12:00-13:30), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights
17 September 2014 11:05 am

Download the Flyer The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) new Charter of 2008 and the establishment of an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) have been seen as expressions of the body’s desire [ Read more ]