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Joint-Statement, Philippines: Congress should block effort to reintroduce death penalty
6 December 2016 11:32 am

5 December 2016 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals, express serious concern over the rapid efforts by members of the House of Representatives of the Philippines to adopt a bill restoring the death penalty in the country. On 29 November 2016, the Sub-Committee on Judicial Reforms of the House Committee on Justice, which is chaired [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement during the General Debate on the Update by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
15 September 2016 4:52 pm

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Oral Update by the High Commissioner – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the High Commissioner’s update. We share his concerns on [ Read more ]

From Our Members Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR), Philippines – Extra Judicial Killings: Normalizing Criminality Under the Guise of Peace and Order
14 July 2016 6:08 pm

The Citizen’s Council for Human Rights (CCHR) strongly condemns the escalating number of killings of  suspected drug pushers and drug dependents who said to have died either during so-called legitimate police operations or at the hands of unknown gunmen. The surge in fatalities is too alarming to be ignored: from January 1 to May 9 [ Read more ]

Philippines: Justice Demanded for Kidapawan Farmers
8 April 2016 11:39 am

(Bangkok, 8 April 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), in solidarity with its members, the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA), Task Force Detainee of the Philippines (TFDP), the PILIPINA Legal Resources Center (PLRC) and Tanggol-Kalikasan – Public Interest Environmental Law Office (TK), strongly condemns the deadly police crackdown [ Read more ]

National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’
7 April 2016 11:36 am

From 6-8 April 2016, FORUM-ASIA together with its member organisations the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights (PAHRA) and the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) is holding a National Conference of Philippine Human Rights Defenders: ‘Enhancing Protection Mechanisms for Philippine HRDs!’ in Quezon City, the Philippines. The conference aims to: discuss the difficult challenges [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Training on Human Rights and Elections, Davao City, the Philippines, 29-30 March 2016
28 March 2016 3:30 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) and Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) will co-organise a training on human rights and elections in Davao City, Mindanao, the Philippines, from 29-30 March 2016. The two-day training will aim to develop a human [ Read more ]

ANNI- Letter of Concern to the President of the Philippines ahead of the Appointment of the 5th Commission on Human Rights
27 May 2015 5:28 pm

27 May 2015 President Benigno S. Aquino III Presidential Communications Operations Office 3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacañang Compound Email: op@president.gov.ph Dear Mr. President, Re: Civil Society’s Concerns on Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Must Be Adequately Addressed The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) writes to you to [ Read more ]

Rights groups call for an end to enforced disappearances in ASEAN
30 August 2014 4:58 pm

30 August 2014 Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia. Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances [ Read more ]

Panel Discussion on the safety of journalists (Human Rights Council decision 24/116)
11 June 2014 11:32 am

Oral statement delivered by Ms. Gayathry Venkiteswaranon behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)   Wednesday, 11 June 2014 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA makes this statement in solidarity with the Southeast Asian Press Alliance (SEAPA). We welcome this initiative at the international level to discuss the important issue of the safety of journalists and hope [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA Oral Statement on the Occasion of Task Force Detainees’ 40th Anniversary
4 June 2014 6:05 pm

FORUM-ASIA ORAL STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF TASK FORCE DETAINEES’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY (Delivered  by Evelyn Balais-Serrano, FORUM-ASIA Executive Director during the TFDP Officers and Staff Grand Reunion on June 1, 2014, St Joseph’s College, Quezon City, Philippines) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) extends its warmest congratulations to Task Force Detainees – [ Read more ]