Statements

HRC42 Joint end of session statement
30 September 2019 11:14 am

HRC42: Joint end of session statement The Council reaffirmed that reprisals can never be justified. Council members rejected attempts to weaken the text including deleting the references to the roles of the Assistant Secretary-General and the Human Rights Council Presidents. The resolution listed key trends such as the patterns of reprisals, increasing self-censorship, the use [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Government should stop abuse of power by Indonesian police
27 September 2019 5:46 pm

  Indonesia: Government should stop abuse of power by Indonesian police (Bangkok, 27 September 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members in Indonesia, the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), the Indonesian [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building
10:50 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo  On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 26 September 2019 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report on the OHCHR in Cambodia. We welcome the Secretary-General’s [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia
26 September 2019 3:08 pm

42 nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 25 September 2019   Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA notes the report of [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 5: General Debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms
23 September 2019 3:02 pm

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: General Debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 23 September 2019 Madam Vice-President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Secretary General on reprisals against those [ Read more ]

Regional Statement on the Looming Criminalization of LGBTQ Persons in Indonesia
2:00 pm

Indonesia’s Revised Criminal Code (Revisi Kitab Undang-undang Hukum Pidana) legislating hate against LGBTQ persons. We, the undersigned civil society organizations working in Southeast Asia, express serious concern over the looming criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and other gender minorities in Indonesia. We call on the government of Indonesia to reconsider the approval [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral statement: 20 NGOs express support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the Special Procedures
20 September 2019 4:23 pm

Item 5: Oral statement by 20 NGOs express support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the Special Procedures Human Rights Council 42nd session Mr President, We deliver this statement on behalf of 20 NGOs. We note the concerns in the Declaration[1] of the Special Procedures’ mandate holders at the Annual Meeting [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Take Urgent Action to End Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes
18 September 2019 11:16 am

17 September, 2019 Take Urgent Action to EndGenocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes FORUM-ASIA, Progressive Voice, and Karen Human Rights Group call on Member and Observer States to the UN Human Rights Council (“the Council”) to take concrete action to ensure justice and accountability for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes perpetrated against [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
17 September 2019 11:22 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Wai Wai Nu On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 16 September 2019     Mr. President, We welcome the update [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: ASEAN Human Rights Body needs to be proactive on addressing the situation in Papua
16 September 2019 5:29 pm

Indonesia: ASEAN Human Rights Body needs to be proactive on addressing the situation in Papua (Bangkok, 16 September 2019) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members in Indonesia, the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor [ Read more ]