ANNI Reports & Other Documents

[Press Release] FORUM-ASIA Report: National Human Rights Institutions need to be gender-responsive to better protect women human rights defenders in Asia
27 April 2022 11:27 am

For immediate release 27 April 2022, Bangkok Documentation by FORUM-ASIA reveals that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) continued to be the second-most targeted group of defenders between 2019 – 2021, with 460 cases of violations out of 1,899 total cases recorded across 21 Asian countries, or nearly one violation out of every four documented. The [ Read more ]

[Press Release] ANNI Report: Independent and Effective National Human Rights Institutions Could Change Human Rights Landscape in Asia
9 December 2021 3:46 pm

ANNI Report: Independent and Effective National Human Rights Institutions Could Change Human Rights Landscape in Asia The human rights situation in 11 Asian countries continued to deteriorate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Civic spaces continued to shrink, and human rights defenders persisted to work in precarious conditions with minimal protection. Draconian laws and [ Read more ]

[Report] 2020 ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
1:05 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and credible NHRIs for the promotion [ Read more ]

Brief: National Human Rights Institutions’ Responses to COVID-19
21 December 2020 4:00 am

There have been more than 46 million cases, including more than 1.2 million deaths across the world[i] (up to 31 October 2020) since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020. The continued prevalence of this global health emergency worldwide has been an unprecedented occurrence in recent [ Read more ]

The Marrakech Declaration
21 October 2019 5:56 pm

  The 13th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 10 to 12 October 2018. The theme of the Conference was ‘Expanding the civic space and promoting and protecting Human Rights Defenders, with a specific focus on women: The role of National Human Rights [ Read more ]

2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
7 October 2019 2:36 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is pleased to present the publication of the 2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Member–organisations of ANNI have shown true commitment through [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 6: Human Rights Systems and Mechanisms – Experiences and Reflections
28 August 2019 2:02 pm

International, regional, and national human rights systems and mechanisms are crucial for the creation of an ecosystem where human rights are protected and promoted. While the United Nations (UN) plays a leadership role in setting human rights standards and ensuring their promotion and protection, it does not operate in isolation. At the regional level, the [ Read more ]

Mission Report – Performance of National Human Rights Commission of India
19 July 2019 3:41 pm

In July 2018, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), initiated the process for greater engagement on the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI). The independence and effectiveness of the NHRCI is crucial. NHRCI is the national human rights institution (NHRI) to the second most populous country globally. Additionally, as one [ Read more ]

2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
3 December 2018 10:00 am

FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is delighted to present the publication of the 2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the indefatigable work carried [ Read more ]

2017 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
1 December 2017 4:44 pm

FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is delighted to present the publication of the 2017 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the indefatigable work carried [ Read more ]