Statements

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
24 September 2020 8:00 am

45 th 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 Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 22 September 2020  Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the Special [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar
23 September 2020 3:34 pm

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020 [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Thailand: Protect fundamental freedoms in the upcoming protests
18 September 2020 5:06 pm

Thailand: Protect fundamental freedoms in the upcoming protests (Jakarta, 18 September 2020) ‒ International human rights organisations are calling on the Government of Thailand to observe international human rights laws and standards ahead of a planned protest expected to attract tens of thousands to Bangkok this weekend. ‘We urge the Thai government to observe its commitment to [ Read more ]

India: End the incarceration and harassment of human rights defenders in the Bhima Koregaon case
17 September 2020 12:50 pm

India: End the incarceration and harassment of human rights defenders in the Bhima Koregaon case (Bangkok/Kathmandu, 17 September 2020) ‒ The recent arrests of cultural activists Sagar Gorkhe, Ramesh Gaichor and Jyoti Jagtap this month in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case is a vicious targeting of human rights defenders aimed at instilling fear and [ Read more ]

HRC45 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner
10:41 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the oral update by the High Commissioner Oral Statement Delivered by Dhwani Nagpal On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020   Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s update and echoes her [ Read more ]

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders
16 September 2020 11:00 am

Cambodia: The Government should end its systematic harassment of activists and human rights defenders (Bangkok, 16 September 2020) – The arrests of human rights defenders (HRDs) and activists in Cambodia demonstrate the increasingly hostile climate against HRDs, and the Cambodian government’s relentless assault against the fundamental rights of its people, the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
15 September 2020 11:36 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue on the report of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020      Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Oral Statement on Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar
11:30 am

45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Enhanced Interactive Dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights of Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 14 September 2020  [ Read more ]

HRC 45 Written Statement on Items 2 and 3: Stop the attacks on the environment and policy in India during the Covid-19 crisis
8 September 2020 4:41 pm

Human Rights Council Forty-fifth session 14 September–2 October 2020 Agenda items 2 and 3 Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet
2 September 2020 4:42 pm

https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/09/02/myanmar-drop-charge-against-activist-poet For Immediate Release Myanmar: Drop Charge Against Activist Poet Lift Internet Ban; Quash Cases Against Students Protesting Shutdown (Bangkok, September 2, 2020) – The Myanmar authorities should immediately drop the charge against the free-speech activist and poet Maung Saungkha, seven international human rights organizations said today. Police in Yangon charged him on July 7, [ Read more ]