NGOs in the Middle East network on national human rights institutions
17 August 2009 2:13 am
Civil society organisations held an
NGO Engagement with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
from 2-4 August 2009, in Amman, Jordan. Following the event, participants from
the Middle East decided to establish a network, called Arabic NGOs Network on
National Human Rights Institution (ARNNI).
FORUM-ASIA was one of the organisers, as the convener of the Asian NGOs Network on
National Human Rights Institution (ANNI). ANNI inspired the participants to
establish their own network.
This was a parallel event to the 14th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum
of National Human Rights Institutions (APF), from 3-6 August 2009 in the same
city. Upon NGOs' request, an open dialogue session was held with the civil
In this meeting, the APF established its first working group: the Working Group
on Migration. They also agreed to change the structure of their annual events:
annual meeting will continue, and annual conference will be biannual.
For the concluding statement of the 14th annual meeting of APF, please click here (APF website, doc).