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HRC38 Side Event: ‘War on Drugs’ and Declining Democracy in the Philippines
18 June 2018 11:20 am

  ‘War on Drugs’ and Declining Democracy in the Philippines Side event at the 38th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Thursday, 21 June 2018, 12:00-13:30, room XXIII, Palais des Nations   Since the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines began in June 2016, the human rights situation in the country has continued [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Launch of the HRD Memorial Report
11:03 am

  Launch of the HRD Memorial Report Wednesday 20 June, 12pm Room V, Palais des Nations   The partners in the HRD Memorial invite you to the launch of major new report, “Stop the Killings”, which analyses the root causes of the killing of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and [ Read more ]

HRC38 Side Event: Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Association in Elections in Asia
15 June 2018 1:55 pm

  Several countries in South and Southeast Asia are scheduled to have elections within the next year, including Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Maldives, and Thailand. However, these same countries face increasing restrictions on freedoms of expression, assembly, and association, which are critical components for free and fair elections. The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to [ Read more ]

Event at FCCT: Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations
14 May 2018 4:14 pm

Thai companies investing in ASEAN and their human rights obligations 10:00-12:00, Friday 1 June 2018 Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand Free Admission & Food will be served before and after the panel discussion *** Thai companies are increasingly investing in neighboring ASEAN countries. While investments have resulted in significant profits for both Thailand and the [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Pakistan
16 March 2018 11:08 am

  Date: Friday, 16 March 2018 Time: 10.00 – 11.00 Venue: Room XXII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Rosanna Ocampo, FORUM-ASIA Discussants: Ghazi Salahuddin, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan Shahzad Ahmed, Bytes for All Pakistan

International Conference on Business and Human Rights: Holding Government Accountable in Asia
15 March 2018 12:21 pm

FORUM-ASIA is partnering with ASIA Centre and Thammasat University International Studies ASEAN-China Programme to host an ‘International Conference on Business and Human Rights: Holding Governments Accountable in Asia’ in Bangkok on 12-13 July 2018. The conference will consist of thematic panels, country-specific discussions and a final plenary session which will be open to civil society groups, [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar
9 March 2018 2:24 pm

  Date: Monday, 12 March 2018 Time: 16.30 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Moderator: R. Iniyan Illango, FORUM-ASIA Speakers: Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar Human Rights Defenders from Myanmar

HRC37 Side Event: Human Rights in the Philippines
10:36 am

Date: Wednesday, 14 March 2018 Time: 15.30 – 17.00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations Moderator: Mr. Johannes Icking, Aktionsbündnis Menschenrechte – Philippinen (AMP) Speakers: Ms. Norma Dollaga, Rise Up for Life and for Rights Mr. Ellecer Carlos, In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDEFEND) & Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) Mr. Carlos [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Transitional Justice in Sri Lanka – Will it deliver for the victims of enforced disappearances?
4 March 2018 11:59 am

  Date: Monday, 5 March 2018 Time: 16.00 – 18.00 Venue: Room XXIV, Palais des Nations Welcome & Moderator: Representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Panelists: Mr Pablo de Greiff, Special Rapporteur for Truth, Justice, Reparations and Guarantees of Non-recurrence Mothers of the Disappeared from the Tamil, Sinhalese and Muslim Communities [ Read more ]

HRC37 Side Event: Shrinking Democratic Space in India
28 February 2018 10:27 am

  Date: Friday, 2 March 2018 Time: 15.00 – 16.30 Venue: Room XXV, Palais des Nations Moderator: Gerald Staberock, Secretary General of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Panelists: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders Henri Tiphagne, National Working Secretary of Human Rights Defenders Alert – India Vrinda Grover, Human Rights Lawyer [ Read more ]