UpdatesPress Releases, Statements & Letters
  • HRC41: Joint End of session statement
    15 July 2019

    HRC41: End of session statement By renewing the mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI), the Council has sent a clear message that violence and discrimination against people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities cannot be tolerated. It reaffirmed that specific, sustained and systematic attention is needed to address [ Read more ]

  • Joint statement – Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing
    9 July 2019

    9 July 2019 Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing (Bangkok, Thailand) — Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations renew calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of [ Read more ]

  • Myanmar: International Community Must Ensure Justice and Accountability
    3 July 2019

    (Geneva, 3 July 2019) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice and Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability (MATA) call on the international community to expedite the full operationalisation of the independent investigative mechanism for Myanmar (IIM) established by the UN Human Rights Council (Council) in September 2018. They made the [ Read more ]

  • Sri Lanka: Say no to death penalty
    2 July 2019

    (Kathmandu/Bangkok, 2 July 2019) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly denounces Sri Lanka’s intention to reinstate the death penalty, as announced earlier this year by President, Maithripala Sirisena. Last Wednesday, on 26 June, he announced that he had signed the warrants for the execution of four convicted drug offenders. While [ Read more ]