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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 ]

Training – Equal Status and Human Rights of Women in South East Asia
30 June 2009 11:47 pm

Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) will organise the training "The Equal Status and Human Rights of Women in South East Asia" and it has just opened for applications. Date: 5-16 October 2009 (Application closes on 31 July) Venue: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law [ Read more ]

2008 Asian Human Rights Calendar
2 January 2008 7:00 pm

{mosimage} {mosimage} The Human Rights Calendar 2008 is a result of collaboration between FORUM-ASIA Secretariat and its members. t is distributed free of charge to FORUM-ASIA members and partners. National holidays cover public holidays of 26 Asian countries in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia. international holidays are those set by the United Nations. [ Read more ]

The 3rd ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC III)
16 October 2007 1:44 am

The ASEAN+ Civil Society Conference (ACSC III) will convene at the Peninsular Excelsior Hotel, Singapore, from 2 to 4 November, 2007. Participants will be discussing the main challenges facing people and civil society organisations in relation to ASEAN Summit, and will strive to develop a civil society agenda and strategies to tackle challenges arising from [ Read more ]