SAARC

Kathmandu Statement 2011
3 October 2011 7:23 am

Outcome Document of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on a Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia, 25-26 July 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal 1. The Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia—organized by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and hosted by the Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) with participants from non-governmental [ Read more ]

18th HRC Regular Session: Item 2: Updates by the High Commissioner for Human Rights – General Debate
12 September 2011 12:10 pm

Monday, 12 September 2011 – Thank you, Madam President. FORUM-ASIA appreciates the sustained emphasis by the High Commissioner on ending impunity and ensuring accountability. As the High Commissioner noted, it is our lesson that the counter-terrorism measures undertaken by many States have too often led to the erosion of human rights and vicious cycles of violence and [ Read more ]

Towards a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for South Asia
28 July 2011 5:19 am

FORUM-ASIA and civil society organizations in South Asia have been carrying out number of activities on the advocacy for the regional mechanism in South Asia. The following are some documents from activities carried out on this advocacy: Kathmandu Statement – 2011, Outcome Document of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia, [ Read more ]

Rights Activists Call for an Effective Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia
27 July 2011 9:30 am

(Kathmandu, 27 July 2011) The Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia concluded with calls for the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to establish an effective regional human rights mechanism, enhance civil society participation in the SAARC processes, and address regional challenges from the human rights based approach. The two-day [ Read more ]

Asian Human Rights Defender (Vol. 6 No. 1, June 2010)
20 October 2010 3:41 pm

A Regional Human Rights Mechanism for South Asia (Please click this link to download this issue) CONTENTS Main Feature:  A regional human rights mechanism for South Asia Establishing a Robust Regional Human Rights Mechanism Kathmandu Declaration SAARC and Human Rights People’s SAARC: Enhancing inter-people linkages towards alternative regionalization Cooperation needed to challenge regional impunity   [ Read more ]

Peoples SAARC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 22-23 April 2010
15 April 2010 11:45 pm

The Peoples SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 22-23 April 2010, a week before the 16th SAARC Summit, hosted by the Bhutanese government in Thimpu, from 28-29 April 2010. People’s SAARC (also known as South Asian People’s Assembly) was last organised in 2007 [ Read more ]