Civil Society & ANNI

HRC35 Side Event: Strengthening Corporate Accountability in Supply Chains
5 June 2017 4:42 pm

Date: Friday, 9 June 2017 Time: 15:30 – 17:00 Venue: Room VIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), KTNC Watch, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and Good Electronics are organising a side event based on the presentation by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights of their country visit [ Read more ]

Government of Pakistan must protect National Commission for Human Rights
15 May 2017 2:45 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu/Islamabad, 15 May 2017) – Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), and other undersigned organisations express deep concern and condemn an incident during a parliamentary committee meeting, which undermines the independence of the National Commission for Human [ Read more ]

ANNI Statement: Burma/Myanmar Must Protect Human Rights for All and Ensure Independent Investigations into Alleged Violations in Rakhine State
27 November 2016 7:00 pm

(Bangkok, 27 November 2016) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Progressive Voice,[1] is deeply concerned over the human rights situation in Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar. We strongly urge the Government to abide by its international responsibility to protect human rights in its territory, and call on [ Read more ]

ANNI Will Participate in the COP 22 NHRIs Special Event in Marrakech, Morocco (6 November 2016)
2 November 2016 6:38 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) will participate in the the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) Special Event in the framework of the Conference of Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco on 6 November 2016. This event will elaborate a joint statement highlighting [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Strengthening and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia’ (25-26 October 2016, Bangkok, Thailand)
3 October 2016 4:54 pm

On 25-26 October 2016, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) will host its annual regional conference entitled ‘Challenges and Opportunities in the Strengthening and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia’, in Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s ANNI Regional Conference will be held in parallel to the 21st Annual General Meeting [ Read more ]

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar
30 September 2016 3:17 pm

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar (30 September 2016, Bangkok) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case [ Read more ]

ANNI: Appointment of SUHAKAM Commissioners and the Way Forward
24 June 2016 12:36 pm

(Bangkok, 24 June 2016) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) together with its member, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomes the appointment of the new Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). We congratulate all the Commissioners on their appointment and look forward to the positive development they will [ Read more ]

Malaysia: ANNI Open Letter to Prime Minister on SUHAKAM’s Budget Cut
14 December 2015 4:33 pm

14 December 2015 H.E. Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Office of The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dear Mr. Prime Minister, I write to you on behalf of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) to express our concerns over a significant budget cut of 50 per cent [ Read more ]

18 November: Press Conference on the Performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission – Rangoon, Burma
16 November 2015 11:19 am

FORUM-ASIA, as secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on NHRIs (ANNI), together with Burma Partnership, will undertake a fact-finding mission from 16-18 November 2015 to inquire into the impact and effectiveness of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC). Amid the optimism surrounding the elections, pervasive human rights abuses continue throughout the country, such as: [ Read more ]

Mongolia – ANNI Regional Conference 2015 – “NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroads” (25-26 August 2015)
24 August 2015 6:43 pm

The ANNI Regional Conference 2015 is themed “NHRIs Today: On the Fence, At a Crossroads”, and will take place on the 25-26 August. It will both be a stocktaking effort to examine the contemporary relevance of the Principles Relating to the Status of National Institutions (Paris Principles), and a forward-looking exercise to ensure and generate [ Read more ]