India

India: Secret execution of Kasab in condemned
23 November 2012 11:20 am

(Bangkok, 21 November 2012): We, the undersigned organizations of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) who were meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, for our 7th General Assembly on 20-21 November 2012, convey our strongest condemnation towards the execution of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab by hanging him on 21st November morning in the prison of [ Read more ]

21st HRC Regular Session – Oral Statement Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on India
20 September 2012 6:23 pm

Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in association with the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR), a national coalition of human rights organizations and independent experts in India. [1] Madam President, it is deeply regrettable that since the 2nd UPR Working Group session in May, the government of [ Read more ]

India: Brutal police repression on peaceful protestors at Koodankulam: Government must refrain from intimidation
13 September 2012 2:59 pm

(Bangkok, 13 September 2012): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) has strongly condemned the fierce police repression on the peaceful protest by the people of Idinthikarai and other villages surrounding the Koodankulam Nuclear Plant in Tamil Nadu, India on 10 September 2012. The regional human rights organization representing 49 non-governmental organizations across [ Read more ]

India: Second Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council: Government’s Unfulfilled Promises, Unmet Challenges
24 May 2012 3:38 pm

Press Release by the Working Group on Human Rights in India and the UN (WGHR) New Delhi, May 21, 2012 – India’s human rights record will be reviewed on May 24, 2012 in Geneva by the inter-governmental Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations (UN). The appraisal of India’s human rights situation will take [ Read more ]

India: Open letter to NHRC-India on its press release on re-accreditation
15 October 2011 10:51 am

Hon. Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan Chairperson National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India Faridkot House Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110001 India Fax No: + 91 11 2338 4863 E-mail: covdnhrc@nic.in   Dear Justice Balakrishan, Greetings from the ANNI! We are writing to you to express our deep concern and regret regarding the issuance of a [ Read more ]

India: Open Letter to the ICC-NHRI on the Indian National Human Rights Commission’s Press Release on Accreditation
9:52 am

14 October 2011 Hon. Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan Chairperson National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India Faridkot House Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110001 India Fax No: + 91 11 2338 4863 E-mail: covdnhrc@nic.in   Dear Justice Balakrishan, Greetings from the ANNI! We are writing to you to express our deep concern and regret regarding the [ Read more ]

India Must take Effective Measures to Protect Persons Using RTI Act
23 September 2011 2:56 pm

Preliminary Report of an International Fact Finding Mission to India on the Right to Information Act The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted an international fact finding mission to India on 16 to 22 September to examine the status of implementation of the Right to Information Act. This is a report of [ Read more ]

17th HRC Regular Session: Updates on the UPR Process in India
10 June 2011 8:38 am

17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) – General Debate Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Centre for Human Rights, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Habitat International Coalition Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel Thursday, 9 June 2011 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA [ Read more ]

Vague and Procedural Commitments: Asian States Failed to Make the UN Human Rights Council Elections Meaningful
23 May 2011 7:50 am

(20 May 2011, Geneva/Bangkok) – The United Nations General Assembly today elected 15 new member States to the Human Rights Council (Council), a 47-member intergovernmental body mandated to promote universal respect for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Seats to the Council are allotted by regional groupings, and today’s election saw the inclusion [ Read more ]

Asian NI Watch Issue No. 3
22 May 2011 11:18 pm

Asian NI Watch Issue Number 3