Statements

Myanmar: End Reprisals against Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone
29 March 2019 2:47 pm

(Bangkok, 29 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) urges Myanmar to end reprisals against journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, for their investigations into what the United Nations has referred to as ‘gravest crimes under international law’ against Rohingya.[1] The journalists were convicted of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets [ Read more ]

HRC 40: Joint NGO end of session statement
25 March 2019 12:37 pm

HRC40: Joint NGO end of session statement We welcome the positive step the Council has taken in the direction to effectively protect environmental human rights defenders (EHRDs) from the grave reality they face every day. By adopting the resolution by consensus, the Council has collectively and explicitly recognized the vital role of EHRDS, including in [ Read more ]

Joint statement: Myanmar must be referred to International Criminal Court
22 March 2019 11:28 pm

Myanmar must be referred to International Criminal Court (Geneva/Bangkok, 22 March 2019) Following the adoption of the resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar today at the 40th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Progressive Voice call for Myanmar to be [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s country reports and oral updates
21 March 2019 5:59 pm

  40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s country reports and oral updates Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 March 2019         Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Cambodia: Withdraw Arrest Warrants for CNRP Politicians, Take Genuine Steps towards Restoring Democratic Space
3:28 pm

Cambodia: Withdraw Arrest Warrants for CNRP Politicians, Take Genuine Steps towards Restoring Democratic Space (21 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ASEAN Parliaments for Human Rights (APHR), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) denounce the issuance of warrants of arrests by a Cambodian court for exiled politicians affiliated with [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka
11:59 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the High Commissioner on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 8: General Debate on the follow up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
19 March 2019 10:53 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: General Debate on the follow up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Henri Tiphagne On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 18 March 2019 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia
15 March 2019 10:36 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), ARTICLE 19, and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thursday, 14 March 2019 Mr President, We make this statement in solidarity with SUARAM [ Read more ]

Malaysia: Stop Persecution of Women Human Rights Defenders and LGBTIQ Community
12 March 2019 4:54 pm

  (12 March 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Pusat KOMAS, and the ASEAN SOGIE Caucus express grave concern over the public reaction from conservative groups and government officials to the Women’s March on 9 March 2019. Particularly the backlash received by the Organising Committee of [ Read more ]

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
11:31 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention                                                  Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam on behalf of  [ Read more ]