Hong Kong: Hong Kongers’ defiance against authoritarianism an inspiration for democracy, two years on (Bangkok, 11 June 2021) – Two years since the protests against proposed extradition laws, Hong Kongers have continued to relentlessly advocate for their fundamental freedoms, amidst systematic repression from an authoritarian regime, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]
FORUM-ASIA is proud to bring you the 9th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF), a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share the experiences and challenges they face. The AHRDF also aims to enhance HRDs’ engagement with the UN special procedures [ Read more ]
Karapatan: Arbitrary designation of peace consultants under terror law a death warrant The Anti-Terrorism Council’s designation of National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultants and peace panel members as “terrorists” under the Anti-Terrorism Act is “red-tagging in its most blatant and most dangerous,” human rights alliance Karapatan asserted on Thursday, as the group [ Read more ]
May 11, 2021 LILAK’s Statement on the FTAA renewal of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) OCEANA’s MINING PERMIT RENEWAL – 25 more years of violence and destruction LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Women’s Rights) believes that President Duterte’s impending renewal of the mining agreement of OceanaGold Philippines Inc. (OGPI) for another 25 years presents clear and [ Read more ]
(Bangkok, 11 June 2021) ‒ The new appointments to the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRCI), especially Justice Arun Kumar Mishra as the Chairperson, raises serious concerns on the independence and credibility of the country’s human rights body, said the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), an initiative by the Asian [ Read more ]
(7 June 2021, Jakarta) ‒ ASEAN’s continuous engagement with the brutal and illegitimate Myanmar military junta, while refusing to hold dialogues with the true representatives of the Myanmar people, is an affront to its own five-point consensus, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Progressive Voice and ALTSEAN-Burma said today. The right groups, [ Read more ]
(3 June 2021, Bangkok) ‒ The nine ASEAN Member States that seek to block a UN General Assembly draft resolution calling for a global arms embargo on Myanmar’s military junta are betraying the regional bloc’s commitment to the cessation of violence in Myanmar, said the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Progressive Voice and [ Read more ]
(25 May 2021) ‒ We, the undersigned international human rights organisations, call on the Cambodian government to immediately stop its assault on freedom of expression in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent months, the government has warned against public criticism of its actions, prevented independent journalists from reporting on the pandemic, prosecuted individuals [ Read more ]
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