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Mid-Year Review of the Performance of AICHR Indonesia to Promote and Protect Human Rights in ASEAN
2 August 2019 11:36 am

As part of monitoring the work of the ASEAN human rights mechanism, the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), and Asia Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in partnership with the Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), wish to organise a [ Read more ]

High Level Dialogue on Human Rights in ASEAN, 8-10 May 2019
12 July 2019 5:33 pm

FORUM-ASIA along with ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia organised a two-day meeting to discuss the 10 years evolution of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), and how the institution needs to fully function for the promotion and protection of human rights in the [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event – Myanmar: Human rights violations, impunity and militarisation of the economy
1 July 2019 11:58 am

  With Myanmar’s weak rule of law, corrupt judiciary and impunity for security force abuses, democratic space is diminishing. Impunity for gross human rights violations has significantly and demonstrably contributed to the validation of deeply oppressive and discriminatory conduct, enabled recurrence of human rights violations and atrocity crimes, emboldened perpetrators and silenced victims. How do [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event: Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines
27 June 2019 4:16 pm

Since the Philippine government initiated its so-called ‘war on drugs’ in June 2016, an estimated 27,000 people have been victims of extrajudicial killings both in police operations and vigilante-style killings. The Philippines has taken steps to shield itself from any domestic or international accountability for the human rights violations in the context of the anti-drugs [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event: Kashmir – A Permanent State of Exception
26 June 2019 4:06 pm

HRC 41 Side Event: Freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Asia
25 June 2019 2:17 pm

  Exercise of the rights to freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association continues to be under threat in many Asian countries. These threats include legislative and regulatory restrictions and direct attacks and violence from state actors or non-state actors often acting with tacit support of the state. Situations in Thailand, the Philippines and Sri [ Read more ]

HRC 41 Side Event: Philippines ‘War on Drugs’ Documentary Screening
18 June 2019 11:02 am

FORUM-ASIA and Human Rights Watch are proud to present the screening of ‘On the President’s Orders’, a revelatory investigation into the extrajudicial murders targeting thousands of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines. Join us for a discussion with James Jones, Director of ‘On the President’s Orders’ and Ellecer Budit Carlos, Human Rights Defender [ Read more ]

Business and Human Rights: Focus on Rights Holders
6 June 2019 2:03 pm

As part of the ‘Responsible Business & Human Rights Forum 2019,’ FORUM-ASIA and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are co-organising a breakfast dialogue where civil society organisations and other rights holders will discuss key concerns and challenges regarding business-related human rights abuses in Asia. The event will be held at UN ESCAP in Bangkok on [ Read more ]

Regional CSOs and Donor Community Dialogue
11:21 am

On 28 June 2019, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), will hold its Regional CSOs and Donor Community Dialogue. The event will focus on challenges related to funding much-needed human rights work in Asia. The dialogue is a follow-up to a similar event held in Geneva last November, which was aimed to [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion: Human Rights Defenders at Risk: 2017-2018 under Review
28 May 2019 12:59 pm

Human Rights Defenders at Risk: 2017-2018 under Review A panel discussion by FORUM-ASIA 10:00-12:00, Friday 31 May 2019 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) Free Admission *** Throughout 2017-2018, human rights defenders (HRDs) across Asia – including activists, journalists, non-governmental and civil society organisations, and advocates working in defence of human rights – continued to [ Read more ]