Dhaka Resolution – Regional Consultation: Towards A South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
26 November 2014 11:55 am

Dhaka Resolution, 2014 18 November 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh Recalling the struggles and the journey towards ensuring the human rights and dignity of the peoples of South Asia; Recognising the increasingly key role played by the National Human Rights Institutions in South Asian States towards institutionalising human rights in the region; Appreciating the efforts made by [ Read more ]

People’s SAARC 2014 – Declaration
25 November 2014 11:29 am

People’s SAARC 2014 – Declaration “People’s Movements Uniting South Asia for Deepening Democracy, Social Justice & Peace” 22-24 November, Kathmandu, Nepal We, the participants of People’s SAARC Convergence met in Kathmandu on 22-24 November 2014 to reaffirm our solemn commitments to justice, peace, security, human rights, and democracy in the region for equality for all [ Read more ]

SAARC: Gwangju Laureates against Militarization and Harsh Security Acts in South Asia
24 November 2014 10:38 am

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22 November 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal We, Gwangju Human Rights Laureates, desiring that SAARC embody the expression of peoples, aver the need for greater efforts for promoting the sovereignty of the people and violence-free South Asia through democratic values and structures and would like to request the governments of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) [ Read more ]

India: It is Time for the Establishment of a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
30 August 2014 4:30 pm

(New Delhi, 30 August 2014) – The Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism along with one hundred civil society organisations and individuals from twenty States across India called on the government to work with other South Asian States towards the establishment of an independent and effective inter-state South Asian regional human rights [ Read more ]

RISAHRM: Lahore Declaration, 10 June 2014
16 June 2014 2:58 pm

Lahore Declaration, 2014 10 June 2014, Lahore, Pakistan Recalling the guarantees and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of Pakistan and other South Asian States; Reminding South Asian States of the commitments made under several international human rights treaties and instruments including regional instruments through the South Asian Association for [ Read more ]

Calling for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia
12 June 2014 5:41 pm

(12 June 2014, Islamabad) – The Regional Initiative for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism along with fifty civil society organisations and human rights defenders called on Pakistan and other South Asian States to work collaboratively towards the establishment of a robust South Asia Human Rights Mechanism. The Regional Initiative in collaboration with the Asian [ Read more ]

National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June Lahore, Pakistan)
2 June 2014 4:00 pm

                         National Workshop on Building Consensus for a South Asia Human Rights Mechanism (9-10 June 2014, Lahore, Pakistan) Given the common human rights challenges faced by all South Asian States, there is an urging need for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism. The Regional Initiative is a platform [ Read more ]

Kabul Declaration – National Consultation Conference on Establishing South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
28 January 2014 4:30 pm

Kabul – Afghanistan 28, January 2014 Kabul Conference is held in relation and building up earlier steps namely as Kathmandu 2010 and 2011; New Delhi 2012; and Dhaka 2012 following the same track about the need for establishing regional human rights mechanism in the South Asia. The conference has been held on 28 January in [ Read more ]

Dhaka Consensus : Regional Initiative for South Asian Human Rights Mechanism
7 December 2012 4:15 pm

The concluding document of the National Consultation in Bangladesh on 3-4 December 2012, organized by the Regional Initiative for a South Asian Human Rights Mechanism Dhaka, 4 December 2012: ‘Regional Initiative for South Asian Human Rights Mechanism’ is a network of organizations and individuals which aims to create an environment conducive to the establishment of [ Read more ]

SAARC & Human Rights : Looking Back & Ways Forward
26 March 2012 9:14 am

The purpose of this publication is to serve as a baseline study of human rights situations in South Asia in relation to the functions of SAARC as a regional grouping. We hope this publication and the subsequent monitoring reports will help track the development of the role of SAARC in the promotion and protection of [ Read more ]