Human Rights Council

FORUM-ASIA at the 42nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC42)
2 October 2019 4:56 pm

The 42nd regular session of the UN Human Rights Council took place from 09 to 27 September 2019. FORUM-ASIA’s advocacy focused on Cambodia, Kashmir, and Myanmar. It also engaged in discussions on the topic of reprisals. FORUM-ASIA called for Council attention on the escalating violence and undue restrictions on peaceful protest on Papua and West [ Read more ]

Videos of statements delivered during the regular sessions of the UN Human Rights Council in 2019
30 September 2019 4:04 pm

Watch FORUM-ASIA statements delivered during the Regular Sessions of the UN Human Rights Council and click the ‘overview’ for our full interventions during the sessions. Overview of the 42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Overview of the 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Overview of the 40th Regular Session [ Read more ]

HRC42 Joint end of session statement
11:14 am

HRC42: Joint end of session statement The Council reaffirmed that reprisals can never be justified. Council members rejected attempts to weaken the text including deleting the references to the roles of the Assistant Secretary-General and the Human Rights Council Presidents. The resolution listed key trends such as the patterns of reprisals, increasing self-censorship, the use [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building
27 September 2019 10:50 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: General Debate on technical assistance and capacity-building Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo  On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Thursday, 26 September 2019 Mr President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report on the OHCHR in Cambodia. We welcome the Secretary-General’s [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia
26 September 2019 3:08 pm

42 nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 10: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights Cambodia Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Wednesday, 25 September 2019   Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA notes the report of [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 5: General Debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms
23 September 2019 3:02 pm

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 5: General Debate on human rights bodies and mechanisms Oral Statement Delivered by Rosanna Ocampo On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 23 September 2019 Madam Vice-President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Secretary General on reprisals against those [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral statement: 20 NGOs express support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the Special Procedures
20 September 2019 4:23 pm

Item 5: Oral statement by 20 NGOs express support for the Coordination Committee’s process to strengthen the work of the Special Procedures Human Rights Council 42nd session Mr President, We deliver this statement on behalf of 20 NGOs. We note the concerns in the Declaration[1] of the Special Procedures’ mandate holders at the Annual Meeting [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention
19 September 2019 11:18 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: General Debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA calls for the Council’s attention on the human [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 2:Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar
18 September 2019 10:56 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Interactive Dialogue with the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 17 September 2019 Mr. President, FORUM-ASIA welcomes the report of the Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar. In spite [ Read more ]

HRC42 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
17 September 2019 11:22 am

42nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Oral Statement Delivered by Wai Wai Nu On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 16 September 2019     Mr. President, We welcome the update [ Read more ]