The Maldives

[Open Letter] Joint open letter to the Maldives Speaker of The People’s Majlis: Call for justice for murdered human rights defender and blogger Yameen Rasheed
23 April 2021 6:04 pm

Your Excellency, Honourable Speaker of The People’s Majlis, President Mohamed Nasheed. We, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) write to call for action to ensure justice for Yameen Rasheed. Today marks four years since Maldivian human rights defender and blogger Yameen Rasheed was brutally stabbed to [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] The Maldives: Maldives continues to fail to deliver justice for slain blogger Yameen Rasheed
5:10 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 23 April 2021) – The Maldivian authorities must bring the killers of blogger and human rights defender Yameen Rasheed, found dead in his home four years ago today, to justice. ‘Yameen Rasheed was 29 years old when he was murdered four years ago today. Despite election pledges by the current government to bring his [ Read more ]

HRC46 Oral Statement on Item 2: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Maldives
17 March 2021 6:36 pm

46th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Maldives Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 16 March 2021      Madam President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the recent positive steps by the [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] The Maldives: One year since the arbitrary ban of Maldivian rights group the Maldivian Democracy Network
19 December 2020 3:00 am

19 December 2020 Today marks one year since the Government of the Maldives arbitrarily shut down the longest serving human rights group in the country, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) and arbitrarily confiscated all of its funds. Since then, the Government has not reversed any of its unconstitutional actions related to the dissolution of MDN. [ Read more ]

Report: Human Rights in South Asia in Times of Pandemic
25 November 2020 4:00 pm

  The COVID-19 pandemic is the defining global health crisis of our time considered to be the biggest public health crisis in recent history and has presented a tremendous challenge to our societies. Globally, the pandemic has caused immense health and socio-economic problems. More than 59 million people have tested positive for the virus with [ Read more ]

From Our Member Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) – Status of Selected Recommendations made to the Government of Maldives
9 November 2020 6:42 pm

MALDIVES – STATUS OF SELECTED RECOMMENDATIONS MADE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MALDIVES Updated information and suggested recommendations for the 36th Session of the Working Group for the UPR. Based on Stakeholder Submissions made jointly by Maldivina Democracy Network (MDN) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), & CIVICUS and the Asian Forum for Human [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] UN: Upcoming UN review critical moment for Maldives to address civic freedom gaps
2 November 2020 2:13 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 2 November 2020) ‒ CIVICUS and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) call on United Nations (UN) member states to urge the Government of the Maldives to protect civic freedoms as its human rights record is examined by the UN on 4 November 2020 as part of the 36th session of [ Read more ]

[Joint Press Statement] Arbitrary serizure of donor funds from the Maldivian Democracy Network
3 June 2020 5:25 pm

Re: The request made to the People’s Majlis (Parliament), to investigate and take adequate action against the freezing of accounts and unauthorised seizure of MVR 866,620.35 (US$ 56,201.06) from the State Bank of India accounts held by Maldivian Democracy Network in the Maldives. 03rd June 2020 The undersigned organisations have jointly submitted a petition to [ Read more ]

The Maldives: Promotion and Protection of Human Rights Grossly Inadequate without Justice for Yameen Rasheed
23 April 2020 3:33 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 23 April 2020) – The murder of Maldivian human rights defender and writer, Yameen Rasheed, three years ago, remains a stain on the human rights record of the Maldives, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its member Maldivian Democracy Network, said in a statement today. Yameen Rasheed, a prominent writer and [ Read more ]

(Cancelled) HRC 43 Side Event: Protection for Women Human Rights Defenders in Asia
28 February 2020 11:53 am

** This side event is cancelled due to the global COVID-19 situation ** Date: 5 March 2020 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Moderator: Sejin Kim, FORUM-ASIA Panelists:  Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs Mandkhaitsetsen Urantulkhuur, Centre for Human Rights and Development, Mongolia Shahindha Ismail, Maldivian Democracy [ Read more ]