Statements

[HRC51 Joint Oral Statement] Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention
3 October 2022 1:55 pm

  51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on Human Rights Situations that Require the Council’s Attention   Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), World Organisation against Torture (OMCT), CIVICUS – World Alliance for [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 4: Interactive Dialogue on the oral update of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
29 September 2022 5:03 pm

 51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue on the oral update of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar   Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  21 September 2022   Mr. President, The Myanmar military junta, [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of OHCHR on the the progress made and remaining challenges with regard to the recommendations of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar in its conference room paper on the economic interests of the military
11:31 am

  51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of OHCHR on the the progress made and remaining challenges with regard to the recommendations of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar in its conference room paper on the economic interests of the military   Delivered by [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: General debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner
27 September 2022 7:47 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner   Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  14 September 2022     Mr. Vice President, We welcome the Acting High Commissioner’s update and congratulate Mr. [ Read more ]

[Statement] Bangladesh: End continuous harassment and reprisals against human rights organisation Odhikar
14 September 2022 4:39 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 14 September 2022) ‒ Bangladeshi authorities should put an immediate end to the continuous judicial harassment against human rights organisation Odhikar, and its leadership and staff. The government must urgently take the necessary steps towards creating an enabling environment for civil society and human rights defenders to work without fear of reprisals, said the [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of OHCHR on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
10:16 am

  51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of OHCHR on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka   Delivered by Nuwan Sanjeewa Bopege On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022   Mr. President, Sri Lanka is [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
9:06 am

51st  regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue on the report of Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar   Delivered by Priyal Sepaha On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar and [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Oral Statement] Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan
13 September 2022 1:46 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan   Delivered by Hafizullah Saeedi On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)  12 September 2022   Mr. President, Since the Taliban take over of Afghanistan on [ Read more ]

[HRC51 Joint Oral Statement] Item 2: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the on the situation of human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan
1:42 pm

51st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced interactive dialogue on the on the situation of human rights of women and girls in Afghanistan   Delivered by Horia Mosadiq On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)  13 September 2022   [ Read more ]

[Statement] Pakistan: Grave Concerns on the Reemergence of Pakistan Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban
9 September 2022 12:46 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 9 September 2022) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is deeply concerned about the lack of transparency and the exclusion of civil society in the ongoing ‘peace’  talks between the Government of Pakistan and the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan, also known as Pakistan Taliban, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Although the [ Read more ]