Human Rights Defenders Programme

Mongolia: Time to move from promises to actions
14 November 2018 1:54 pm

Mongolia: Time to move from promises to actions 14 NOVEMBER 2018 ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA Over the last two days, 12-13 November 2018, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members from Mongolia, the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) and Globe International (GI), organised a joint consultation on National Human Rights [ Read more ]

8th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
11 October 2018 4:41 pm

On 26-28 September 2018, FORUM-ASIA, together with its member organisations, Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan – KontraS and Yayasan LBH Indonesia organised the 8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum in Bali, Indonesia. The general objective of the Forum is to have improved protection of Asian Women/Human Rights Defenders by connecting them [ Read more ]

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
28 September 2018 2:19 pm

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defender Forum 26-28 September 2018 Bali, Indonesia **** Since 2001, the Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF) has been a biennial event that provides a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss their work and advocacy efforts, sharing experiences and challenges they [ Read more ]

A public lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defender
6 September 2018 5:58 pm

Public Lecture with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defender ‘Raising public awareness on the role of the Human Rights Defenders (HRDs)’ 14:00-16:00, Monday 24 September 2018 Hall D, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, Jakarta Follow us on FORUM-ASIA’s Facebook page for live updates from the event **** Twenty [ Read more ]

Joint Open Letter: Repeal Decree on Associations in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
13 December 2017 11:04 am

H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith Prime Minister Prime Minister’s Office, Vientiane Lao People’s Democratic Republic   H.E. Mr. Bounnhang Vorachith President President’s Office, Vientiane Lao People’s Democratic Republic   H.E. Mr. Xaysi Santivong Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice, Vientiane Lao People’s Democratic Republic   13 December 2017   Dear    H.E. Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, H.E. [ Read more ]

2017 Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders at Risk
17 October 2017 10:44 am

From 17-19 October 2017, FORUM-ASIA will attend the 2017 Dublin Platform for Human Rights Defenders at Risk organised by Front Line Defenders. The gathering brings together some 100 human rights defenders at risk from around the world. It will also be attended by national, regional, and international civil society organisations. During the platform gathering various [ Read more ]

Words mean little without implementation
6 September 2017 10:00 am

(6 September, Ulaanbaatar) – Over the last days – 2-5 September 2017 – the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members from Mongolia, the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) and Globe International (GI) consulted and met with a range of stakeholders on human rights issues in Mongolia, including civil [ Read more ]

Events in Mongolia to strengthening human rights
1 September 2017 5:48 pm

From 2-6 September, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) will be in Mongolia to support, together with its members the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) and Globe International (GI) human rights defenders and civil society, and to engage with political parties, Members of Parliament, the Mongolian Human Rights Commission on [ Read more ]

Cambodia: Time to Release Tep Vanny after One Year of Being Unrightfully Detained
15 August 2017 8:30 am

(Bangkok, 15 August 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemns the detention of the Cambodian human rights activist Tep Vanny, who completes one year in jail today. Tep Vanny, who participated in a peaceful protest in 2013, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ in prison by the Phnom Penh Municipal [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA deeply troubled by the detention of Adilur Rahman Khan in Malaysia today
20 July 2017 8:05 pm

(Bangkok 20 July 2017) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) expresses deep concern about the restriction of the freedom of movement of Adilur Rahman Khan by the Malaysian authorities today. FORUM-ASIA calls upon the Government of Malaysia, and all Governments in the Asian region to ensure the right to movement, assembly [ Read more ]