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[Event] Afghanistan Under a Taliban: Public Opinion and Future Democracy & Human Rights
5 November 2021 4:19 pm

Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021 Time: 10.00 – 11.30 AM (GMT+7), 12.00 – 1.30 PM (GMT+9) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/AfghanSpecialSession Live via: Zoom Asia Democracy Network (ADN) and FORUM-ASIA have been closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan since the takeover of the government by the Taliban regime. In just over two months, the twenty years of effort to [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s oral updates on Sri Lanka and Afghanistan
14 September 2021 3:56 pm

 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: General Debate on the High Commissioner’s oral updates on Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 14 September 2021     Madam President, The situation in Sri Lanka has further deteriorated since [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Afghanistan’s human rights crisis urgently requires an independent investigative mechanism
9 September 2021 2:23 pm

We, the undersigned organisations, write to urge UN Member States to ensure the adoption of a robust resolution to establish a Fact-Finding Mission or similar independent investigative mechanism on Afghanistan as a matter of priority at the upcoming 48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC). We express our profound regret at the [ Read more ]

[Statement] Afghanistan: Ensure years-long struggle and progress towards fundamental freedoms are not reversed
8 September 2021 6:55 pm

(Kathmandu, 8 September 2021) ‒ Afghans are braving Taliban-controlled streets to demand respect of their fundamental rights, despite rapidly deteriorating peace and stability in the country. Amid growing dissent and protests across Afghanistan, the Taliban announced its interim government, which included members of the Haqqani network, but excluded women and representatives from the toppled government.[1] [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA’s Position Statement on Afghanistan
31 August 2021 4:38 pm

FORUM-ASIA ’s Position Statement on Afghanistan Last updated: 31 August 2021 FORUM-ASIA stands in solidarity with all civilians of Afghanistan, especially, women, children, minorities as well as human rights defenders, journalists, civil society activists, academics, judges and lawyers and their families who are at heightened risk of violence, reprisals and persecution following the seizure of [ Read more ]

31st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan: Oral statement
26 August 2021 4:24 pm

31st Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the serious human rights concerns and situation in Afghanistan Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 24 August 2021   Madam President, The takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban over the past week has dramatically escalated the [ Read more ]

Joint Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan
17 August 2021 2:44 pm

17 August 2021 The undersigned organizations express their concern about the rapidly unfolding developments occurring in Afghanistan, including the entrance of Taliban troops in the capital Kabul on 15 August in violation of their February 2020 agreement with the government of the United States of America, the exile of President Ashraf Ghani, and growing numbers [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Afghanistan: Joint call for an immediate end to attacks against human rights defenders and need for protection and accountability
19 May 2021 5:16 pm

(19 May 2021) The threats, harassment, intimidation and attacks against human rights defenders, activists, journalists and media workers in Afghanistan must end – the undersigned international human rights organizations said. From September 2020 until May 2021, a total of 17 human rights defenders have been killed, including nine journalists, based on information compiled by the [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA joins call for the UN Security Council to act against the killing of journalists in Afghanistan
16 March 2021 7:11 pm

(March 10, 2021) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and 40 other civil society organizations from around the globe, in a letter to the UNSC and UNAMA, highlight the wave of journalists’ killings in Afghanistan and urge them to stand in solidarity with the Afghan journalists to help ensure their safety [ Read more ]

[Statement] Afghanistan: Prevent targeted killings and ensure peace
23 February 2021 1:45 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 23 February 2021) – The targeted killings of prominent Afghans must end immediately to enable a secure environment for all Afghan people, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). A United Nations convoy was attacked on February 11, killing five Afghan security forces members near Kabul.[1] On February 10, at least [ Read more ]