SAARC

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Arbitrary Curbs on Expression Ruinous for Democracy and Society
4:07 pm

Lahore, 19 May: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with [ Read more ]

From our Member SICHREM, India – Human Rights Mobile Clinic on 10 May 2017 at R.S. Palya slum
12 May 2017 3:27 pm

12 May 2017: SICHREM organised Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at R.S. Palya Slum, Bangalore on 10 May 2017. There were about 20 participants and 15 cases were handled at the clinic. Most of the cases were related to Domestic Violence, Birth Certificate & Property issues. Adv. Eunice Mercy & Adv. Shashikala gave legal counseling to the [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB
11 May 2017 3:27 pm

Lahore, 11 May 2017 :The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as [ Read more ]

Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
21 April 2017 6:46 pm

FORUM-ASIA, together with the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism (RISAHRM), is glad to present the new publication ‘Understanding Regional Human Rights Mechanisms & The Need For A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism’. RISAHRM is a collaborative platform of South Asian civil society and individuals committed to the cause of human rights [ Read more ]

From Our Member Odhikar, Bangladesh – Annual Human Rights Report 2016
11 January 2017 5:02 pm

Odhikar has been diligently working to protect and promote the civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights of the people since its inception in 1994. Odhikar consistently monitors the human rights situation of Bangladesh and releases a status report every month, based on Odhikar’s own fact finding, information collection and reports sent by associated local [ Read more ]

Nepal: Stop using bureaucracy to silence Himal Southasian
30 August 2016 6:37 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu, 30 August 2016) –  The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is saddened to learn that Himal Southasian, a regional journal promoting ‘cross-border journalism’ in South Asia, is suspending its publication from November 2016. According to the publishers, the decision was taken ‘due to non-cooperation by regulatory state agencies in Nepal that [ Read more ]

National Workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism Thimphu, Bhutan (17-19 August, 2015)
31 August 2015 2:04 pm

National Workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism Thimphu, Bhutan, August 17-19, 2015 A national level workshop on South Asia Human Rights Mechanism was organized on 17-20 August 2015 in Thimphu, Bhutan by FORUM-ASIA in association with the South Asian Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIVAC). The Workshop was hosted by the Bhutan Youth [ Read more ]

Mongolia – Asian Civil Society Dialogue on Diplomacy and Human Rights (23-24 August 2015)
22 August 2015 8:51 pm

The Asian Civil Society Dialogue on Diplomacy and Human Rights will take place on 23-24 August 2015. It will be a continuation of discussions started during the Workshop on Human Rights and Diplomacy in Asia organized by FORUM-ASIA in October 2014 in Jakarta. In the last few decades, following the end of the Cold War, [ Read more ]

RISAHRM- People’s SAARC: Call to Action for a South-Asia Human Rights Charter and Mechanism
26 November 2014 6:18 pm

We, the citizens, representatives of civil society organizations and people’s movements from all the SAARC countries, assembled in the Peoples’ SAARC in Kathmandu on 23 November 2014, Committed to and working towards the promotion and protection of human rights and social justice in South Asia, Deliberated up on the grave concerns of human rights issues [ Read more ]