Civil Society & ANNI

ANNI: Statement on NHRIs and the Right to Development
8 September 2011 10:49 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand We, human rights defenders from across the Asia-Pacific region, gathered at the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Regional Conference on Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) on 5-6 [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference on the Engagement with the APF
7 September 2011 4:34 pm

Every year, since its establishment, the ANNI organizes an NGO meeting parallel to the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF): From 2007 to 2009, it co-organized the NGO meeting together with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)  and the international Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP). In [ Read more ]

ANNI: Outcome statement of the Regional Conference on the Engagement with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF)
10:36 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand 1. This statement is the outcome of the ANNI Regional Conference on the Engagement with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) held on 5-6 September 2011, in parallel to the 1st Biennial Conference [ Read more ]

Open Letter to SUHAKAM on the intimidation against the 9 July electoral reform rally in Malaysia
1 July 2011 4:38 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a membership-based regional human rights organization, writes to you regarding the on-going threats and intimidation by the Malaysian government against the electoral reform campaigners and supporters. On 28 June, the National Human rights commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) called “on the authorities to allow the planned peaceful [ Read more ]

Asian NI Watch Issue No. 3
22 May 2011 11:18 pm

Asian NI Watch Issue Number 3

ANNI delegation concludes mission on the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK)
12 May 2011 9:00 pm

(Seoul, 13 May 2011) The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) has concluded its mission of inquiry conducted between 11 and 13 May 2011, into the crisis affecting the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). The ANNI delegation comprised of Ms. Poengky Indarti, Executive Director of Imparsial, the Indonesian Human Rights [ Read more ]

Open Letter to SUHAKAM on the defamation case against human defender Charles Hector
2 May 2011 3:34 am

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) sent an open letter to the chairperson of Malaysia’s National Human Rights Institution (SUHAKAM) to act on the defamation case against Mr Charles Hector, a human rights defender who blogged about alleged human rights abuses against Burmese migrant workers employed by the Asahi Kosei (M) [ Read more ]

ANNI: Eight points for the APF
2 August 2010 12:00 pm

The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) presented these points for discussion for the 15th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum on National Human Rights Institutions in Bali on 3-5 August 2010. We the members of the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), thank the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) for [ Read more ]

2010 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of NHRIs in Asia
31 July 2010 12:00 pm

The country reports in this book cover the developments within the period from January 2009 to the first quarter of 2010. It is clear from these reports that the ANNI members have grown leaps and bounds in terms of their understanding of the nature of NHRIs and the international standards and principles relating to these [ Read more ]

THAILAND – Asian NGOs urge NHRCT to take on a more proactive role addressing violations
15 June 2010 12:00 pm

(16 June 2010) The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses grave concern over numerous reports of human rights violations in Thailand during the series of violent protests that prompted the Thai government to place Bangkok and other provinces under emergency decree on 7 April 2010. The ANNI calls upon the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT), [ Read more ]