The Maldives

Maldives: Government Must Amend Laws on Freedom of Assembly and Association to Meet Constitutional Guarantees and International Obligations
17 August 2014 7:30 pm

(Male’/Bangkok, 17 August 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) today jointly reiterated their call on the government of Maldives to make substantial changes to the laws on assembly and association to meet both the country’s constitutional guarantees of fundamental rights as well as its [ Read more ]

Maldives: Government must Respect Freedom of Assembly and Association to ensure People’s Right to Political Participation
24 June 2013 6:19 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Male, 22 June 2013) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, facilitated an international mission to the Maldives from 17 June to the 22 June 2013. The primary objective of the mission is to evaluate [ Read more ]

Maldives: Nasheed’s Resignation Must Not Create Backslide of Human Rights and Democracy
8 February 2012 2:10 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (8 February 2012, Bangkok/Geneva) – The long-running political impasse between ruling and opposition parties, which led to the resignation of President Mohammed Nasheed yesterday may compromise the progress made by the Maldivian government in recent years towards the development of national legislation and mechanisms to uphold universal human rights standards and democratic [ Read more ]

16th HRC: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on the Maldives
15 March 2011 9:00 pm

16th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Wednesday, 16 March 2011 Thank you Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA and the Maldivian Democracy Network [1] appreciate the efforts of the Maldivian government in convening the UPR Standing Committee in the country for the inclusive debate with all stakeholders to solicit the State positions of each UPR [ Read more ]