Human Rights Defenders Programme

#TogetherWeDefend Human Rights Campaign
4 April 2019 2:17 pm

The Declaration on Human Rights Defenders has just celebrated its twentieth anniversary alongside the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since its adoption in 1998, the term ‘human rights defenders’ has been increasingly used and there has been a marked elaboration of the protection regime for human rights defenders (HRDs) at the local, [ Read more ]

World Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders
20 December 2018 2:43 pm

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders Michel Forst published a world report presenting the recent developments in 140 countries. The report is based on various sources provided by States, National Human Rights Institutions, UN reports [ Read more ]

Summary Report of the 8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum
19 December 2018 11:45 am

FORUM-ASIA has been organising the Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF) since 2001. This year the 8th AHRDF took place in September 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. It provided a platform for human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share experiences and the challenges they [ Read more ]

International Human Rights Defenders Day 2018
9 December 2018 3:25 pm

On International Human Rights Defenders Day FORUM-ASIA recognises, celebrates and honours all human rights defenders in Asia and beyond. In 1998, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, commonly [ Read more ]

Thailand: Drop defamation complaints against rights defenders
3 December 2018 11:22 am

(3 December 2018, Bangkok) – We, the 16 undersigned organizations, call on the Thai authorities and Thammakaset Company Limited to ensure that the criminal and civil defamation complaints brought by the company against human rights defenders Nan Win and Sutharee Wannasiri for bringing attention to labor rights violations at a Thammakaset-owned chicken farm in Thailand [ Read more ]

Open Letter: Enacting Domestic Law on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines
30 November 2018 4:54 pm

TO: Hon. Deloso-Montalla, Chairperson CC: Ms. Fely D. Parcon, Committee Secretary   House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights in the Philippines, 3/F RVM Building, House of Representatives, Quezon City, the Philippines 30 November 2018, Bangkok   RE: Enacting Domestic Law on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) in the Philippines   Dear Honourable [ Read more ]

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum- Bali Declaration
11:31 am

8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum Bali Declaration (Adopted in Bali, Indonesia, on 28 September 2018) We, 152 human rights defenders (HRDs)[1] from 26 countries across Asia and beyond, participating in the 8th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum held in Bali, Indonesia from 26-28 September 2018, adopt this declaration: Asserting our identity as [ Read more ]

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 ]