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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 ]

Regional Capacity Strengthening Program for Indigenous Peoples Advocates, 8-11 June, Bangkok
24 May 2019 3:34 pm

OVERVIEW The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) in partnership with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is calling for applications for a regional capacity strengthening program – ‘Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business – to be held in Bangkok in June 2019. This program will strengthen the [ Read more ]

Cultivating Next Generation Democracy Advocates: Asia Democracy Youth Network Consultation
8 May 2019 2:26 pm

FORUM-ASIA will partner with Asia Democracy Network (ADN ) to organise a consultation among youth democracy advocates to take stoke of the current challenges in the region, and strategise on how youth democracy advocates can synergise their respective efforts collectively and bring more impact. About 25 youth network leaders will participate in this consultation, they will also [ Read more ]

High Level Dialogue on Human Rights in ASEAN – Assessing the 10 Years Evolution of AICHR
7 May 2019 5:29 pm

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) have organised a dialogue on 9 May 2019 in Jakarta, to facilitate a discussion among human rights experts, thought leaders, political figures, civil society organizations, activists, practitioners, and academicians from ASEAN, to highlight [ Read more ]

#TogetherWeDefend Human Rights Campaign
4 April 2019 2:17 pm

The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary alongside the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since its adoption in 1998, the term ‘human rights defenders’ has been increasingly used and there has been a marked elaboration of the protection regime for human rights defenders (HRDs) at the local, [ Read more ]