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HRC 40 Side Event: Reconciliation, Accountability & Human Right in Sri Lanka
25 February 2019 3:32 pm

This event will address progress in implementing the Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 and required steps, in the format of presentations from human rights defenders from Sri Lanka and testimonies. Date: Thursday, 28 February 2019 Time: 13.30 – 14.30 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Chair: Mr. Budi Tjahjono, Franciscans International Speakers: Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, Centre for [ Read more ]

Expert Meeting on the Annual Performance of ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism and the 10 Years Evolution of AICHR
8 February 2019 2:28 pm

2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) since it was inaugurated in October 2009 as a consultative body of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). For the last decade, AICHR has been guided by its Term of Reference (ToR) to promote and protect human rights, and regional cooperation on human rights [ Read more ]

12th ANNI Regional Consultation on 19-20 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11:42 am

On 19-20 February 2019, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), FORUM-ASIA, and its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) are co-holding ANNI’s annual Regional Consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultation will take into account the developments and discussions from previous regional consultations and conferences. Around 25 participants from ANNI member organisations will participate [ Read more ]

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice
7 January 2019 3:04 pm

Discussion Session on Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Nepal: Looking at the Problems in Legislation and Practice   17 January 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal *** According to the World Press Freedom Index, Nepal ranks second in South Asia in 2018, which positioned them at 106 among 180 countries worldwide in regards to press freedom. [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion – Sombath Somphone, 6 years On
9 December 2018 10:10 pm

Panel discussion – Sombath Somphone, 6 years on Disappeared in Laos but not forgotten in ASEAN 10:30am, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), Bangkok Friends of BACC room, 6th floor Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone disappeared on the evening of 15 December 2012, after being stopped at a police checkpoint [ Read more ]

Shrinking Civic Space – Experiences of Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia
7 December 2018 1:39 pm

Shrinking Civic Space – Experiences of Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia 7:00-9:00 pm, Friday 7 December 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before the event The event will be live-streamed through FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page **** Civic space is shrinking across Asia due to increasing restrictions on [ Read more ]

Global Forum on Human Rights and Development – 23 November 2018, Geneva
23 October 2018 5:51 pm

2018 is a critical year for human rights. It commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, 25th Anniversary of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, 25th Anniversary of the Paris Principles and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. To mark this special year, Asian Forum [ Read more ]

Join ‘I Defend Rights’ to record your stories online
19 October 2018 11:25 am

Are you a human rights defender? Would you like your stories to be “heard” around the world? If your answer is ‘Yes’ Here is an exciting opportunity for you to be part of! FORUM-ASIA is partnering in an exciting global project to create a massive audio archive of voices of people all over the world [ Read more ]

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
28 September 2018 2:19 pm

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defender Forum 26-28 September 2018 Bali, Indonesia **** Since 2001, the Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF) has been a biennial event that provides a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss their work and advocacy efforts, sharing experiences and challenges they [ Read more ]

HRC39 Side Event: Shared space under pressure – Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders
17 September 2018 10:20 am

Shared space under pressure: Business support for civic freedoms and human rights defenders Date: Monday, 17 September 2018 Time: 13:30-14:30 Venue: Room XXVII Palais des Nations, Geneva