India

[Publication] Impunity Report in South Asia
26 November 2021 8:53 am

Impunity is the absence of accountability and the rule of law. Impunity is defined in an international human rights instruments as the ‘impossibility, de jure or de facto, of bringing perpetrators of violations to account’, in criminal, civil, administrative or disciplinary proceedings, because such perpetrators are not made subject to inquiries that will allow them [ Read more ]

India: Release Khurram Parvez and end reprisals against human rights defenders
24 November 2021 10:44 am

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 23 November 2021) ‒ The arrest of prominent human rights defender Khurram Parvez by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and sedition charges highlights an alarming trend of harassment against defenders, particularly those in Kashmir, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA). In the [ Read more ]

[Report] Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
5 October 2021 1:10 am

FORUM-ASIA is proud to present its new publication, “Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum”, an abridgement from an event that facilitates human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share the experiences and challenges they face. From 2019 to date, the situation of defenders [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms
29 September 2021 7:59 am

48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: Interactive dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives and mechanisms  Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 29 September [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] India: Death of detained Kashmiri leader triggers serious human rights violations
10 September 2021 2:35 pm

Bangkok, Geneva, Paris, 10 September 2021: FIDH, FORUM-ASIA, and OMCT condemn the serious human rights violations committed by Indian government authorities in Kashmir following the death of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani on 1 September 2021. The three organizations also condemn the imposition of restrictions that are inconsistent with the country’s international human rights [ Read more ]

[Statement] India: End human rights violations in Kashmir and restore the constitutional special status of Jammu & Kashmir
6 August 2021 12:11 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 6 August 2021) – The abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and limiting the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir into centrally administered territories two years ago has further deteriorated the human rights situation in Kashmir, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) in a statement today. In 2019, the [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Online talk session by different dignitaries of Human Rights field on various issues of torture
1 July 2021 4:49 am

On International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, MASUM, our member from India, was present on an online talk session by different dignitaries of human rights field on various issues of torture. You can see the event here.

[Statement] India: Appointment of new Chairperson and members undermines Human Rights Commission’s independence and credibility
11 June 2021 3:04 pm

(Bangkok, 11 June 2021) ‒ The new appointments to the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI), especially Justice Arun Kumar Mishra as the Chairperson, raises serious concerns on the independence and credibility of the country’s human rights body, said the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), an initiative by the Asian [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Monthly Human Rights Report of April 2021
5 May 2021 6:46 pm

MASUM, our member from India, prepared his Monthly Human Rights Report of April 2021, which was published on 2 May 2021.   “Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) made 9 fresh complaints and 7 updated complaints of gross human rights violations before the relevant state authorities and different human rights institutions; especially the National Human Rights Commission [ Read more ]

From Our Member Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM), India – Statement on International Women’s Day & systematic impunity in India
1 April 2021 5:46 am

Mr. Fabian Salvioli (Argentina) who is the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence stated in his message that this day reminds us that every society has the inalienable right to know the full truth about past gross human rights violations in order to provide redress to the victims, [ Read more ]