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FORUM-ASIA Welcomes Malaysia’s move to Abolish the Death Penalty
12 October 2018 12:46 pm

(Bangkok, 12 October 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the Malaysian Government’s recent announcement that it is set to abolish the death penalty for all crimes. This news came as the world commemorated the 16th World Day against the Death Penalty. FORUM-ASIA encourages the Government of Malaysia to commit to [ Read more ]

8th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
11 October 2018 4:41 pm

On 26-28 September 2018, FORUM-ASIA, together with its member organisations, Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan – KontraS and Yayasan LBH Indonesia organised the 8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum in Bali, Indonesia. The general objective of the Forum is to have improved protection of Asian Women/Human Rights Defenders by connecting them [ Read more ]

Joint Statement: Call for Asian Countries to End the Death Penalty and Respect the Right to Life
10 October 2018 12:37 pm

(Bangkok, 10 October 2018) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and 29 civil society organisations in Asia condemn the recent imposition of the death penalty by the Singaporean authorities on Abdul Wahid Bin Ismail, Mohsen Bin Na’im, and Zainudin bin Mohamed. All three were convicted of drug related offences and were executed [ Read more ]

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
28 September 2018 2:19 pm

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defender Forum 26-28 September 2018 Bali, Indonesia **** Since 2001, the Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF) has been a biennial event that provides a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss their work and advocacy efforts, sharing experiences and challenges they [ Read more ]

HRC39 Oral Statement to draw the Council’s attention to human rights situations in a number of Asian countries
19 September 2018 2:33 pm

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General debate on human rights situations that require the attention of the Council Oral Statement Delivered by Rin Fujimatsu on behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 18 September, 2018 Mr. President, we draw the Council’s attention to human rights situations [ Read more ]