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[Joint Analysis] Refusing Silence: A joint analysis on the situation of Human Rights Defenders
13 October 2021 1:23 pm

Over the past two years, human rights defenders (HRDs) have faced unprecedented challenges in Asia, where existing risks were exacerbated, while new threats have emerged. Governments enacted and used repressive laws, online harassment became widespread, and Asian HRDs have seen their families and loved ones increasingly subjected to harassment and threats. The COVID-19 pandemic has [ Read more ]

[Event] ACSC / APF 2021 Plenary Session: Failed Promises: A CSO Assessment on ASEAN’s Response to the Militarisation and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
12:14 pm

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 Time: 1.00 – 2.15 PM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ACSCAPF21 Live via: Zoom   This year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum eclipses a challenging era for the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as it deals with the spillover effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening crisis in Myanmar. Eight [ 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 ]

[Public Report] Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
1 October 2021 8:40 am

Executive Summary On August 9 and 10, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted the Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia, which was graced by over 75 participants from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of [ Read more ]

[Publication] Outcome Document from the Virtual Conference on ‘Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia’
30 September 2021 12:46 pm

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout Southeast Asia. The health crisis has also catalysed the rise of authoritarianism, the over-securitisation of societies, and systemic efforts to suppress democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in the region. Hence, it is critical to activate, strengthen and protect spaces and mechanisms for civil society to defend human rights [ 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 ]

Indonesia: Government should end the judicial harassment and immediately withdraw arbitrary charges against defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar
23 September 2021 5:00 pm

(Bangkok, 23 September 2021) ‒ The Indonesian government should put an end to the judicial harassment against human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar, and uphold the right to freedom of expression, a group of human rights organisations said. ‘The Government of Indonesia must uphold its international human rights obligations under the International Covenant [ Read more ]

[Online Conference] Human Rights in the time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
5 August 2021 4:55 pm

Date: 9 August 2021 Time: 1 – 4 PM (GMT+7) Platforms: Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Registration: bit.ly/FApandemicconference1 The impact of COVID-19 has severely hindered the fulfilment of human rights in the Asian region. Join us in a two-part online event where we discuss the trend of human rights violations and shrinking civic spaces in Asia [ Read more ]

‘Access to valid information is everyone’s right, no exceptions.’ – Interview with Sasmito Madrim, Chairperson of The Alliance of Independent Journalist Indonesia (AJI)
5 May 2021 4:13 pm

This month in conjunction with the World Press Freedom Day, FORUM-ASIA talked with Sasmito Madrim, Chairperson of the Alliance of Independent Journalists Indonesia (AJI), FORUM-ASIA’s member in Indonesia. In the interview, Sasmito shared with us how he has worked to advance the welfare of media workers and press freedom in Indonesia and the region, and how the access to [ Read more ]

From Our Member Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation – Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia (YLBHI), Indonesia – Arrest and Criminalization of Public Defenders Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation
30 April 2021 4:16 pm

The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation has launched a report virtually on the criminalization of public defenders including advocates and broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the LBH Indonesia Foundation. Present as speakers were Asfinawati (Chairperson of YLBHI), Arif Maulana (Director of LBH Jakarta), Etik Okta (Director of LBH Semarang), and Frank T. Kahiking (Director [ Read more ]