Civil Society & ANNI

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 ]

FORUM-ASIA’s Participation in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (20-28th August 2015)
19 August 2015 2:38 pm

From the 20-28 August 2015 FORUM-ASIA will be involved in a range of activities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Further information and updates will be shared through our website and social media in the coming days. National Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Consultation on Protection Mechanisms On 20-21 August 2015 the Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD), [ Read more ]

ANNI – Thailand: Flawed Selection Process Leads to Controversial Human Rights Commission
28 July 2015 5:41 pm

(Bangkok, 28 July 2015) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) deplores the flawed selection process that has led to the nomination of seven new candidates for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). The lack of a participatory, transparent and merit-based selection process has even resulted in the nomination of [ Read more ]

The Maldives: Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) Latest Victim of Judicial Overreach
22 June 2015 11:13 am

19 JUNE 2015 – In yet another act of judicial over-reach, the Supreme Court has effectively neutered the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) by finding its stakeholder submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) unlawful. It was accompanied by an ominous 11-point guideline which imposes excessive and arbitrary restrictions on the HRCM, particularly [ Read more ]

Thailand: Proposed Merger between NHRCT and Ombudsman Office a Major Blow to Human Rights Protection
6 February 2015 11:50 am

(Bangkok, 6 February 2015) – The proposal to merge the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) with the Office of the Ombudsman (Thailand) will land a significant blow to human rights governance and protection in the country, particularly under the current political climate where rights violations and abuses remain rife, the Asian NGO Network [ Read more ]

National Human Rights Institutions in Asia Still Have Much to Prove Following Recent Review by International Governing Body
27 January 2015 1:46 pm

(Bangkok, 27 January 2015) – National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Asia still have considerable steps to take to ensure their full compliance in law and practice with the Paris Principles, the Asian NGO Network on NHRIs (ANNI) said following the recent release of the outcome report after the accreditation review from 27-31 October 2014 [ Read more ]