NHRIs Advocacy

ANNI Members Update, Progressive Voice – Myanmar
14 May 2019 4:07 pm

MNHRC Must Take Stand on Extrajudicial Killings of Rakhine Villagers 14 May 2019 We, the 24 organizations of the CSO Working Group on MNHRC Reform, call on the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) to act independently of the Myanmar military, and take firm, decisive action in regards to gross human rights violations committed in [ Read more ]

Thailand – ANNI Open Letter concerning the disciplinary inquiry against Commissioner, Angkhana Neelapaijit
3:38 pm

(Scroll down for a Thai version of the open letter) To: Chairperson What Tingsamitr Cc: Commissioner Chatsuda Chandeeying, Commissioner Prakairatana Thontiravong, Commissioner Tuenjai Deetes, Commissioner Chartchai Suthiklom, Commissioner Angkhana Neelapaijit and Secretary-General Sophon Jingjit Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand The Government Complex Commemorating His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary 5th [ Read more ]

Malaysia – ANNI Open letter to SUHAKAM welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh
18 April 2019 2:18 pm

  H.E. Tan Sri Razali bin Ismail Chairman of Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM) 11th Floor, Menara TH Perdana, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 50250 Malaysia 18 April 2018 Re: ANNI Open Letter welcoming the findings of the public inquiry into the disappearances of Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh Dear Mr. Chairman, [ Read more ]

Sri Lanka: Government must ensure the independence of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka
28 March 2019 5:39 pm

Sri Lanka: Government must ensure the independence of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (Bangkok, 28 March 2019) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses deep concern over the accusations made by the President and Members of the Parliament against the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL). ANNI [ Read more ]

12th ANNI Regional Consultation on 19-20 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 February 2019 11:42 am

On 19-20 February 2019, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), FORUM-ASIA, and its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) are co-holding ANNI’s annual Regional Consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultation will take into account the developments and discussions from previous regional consultations and conferences. Around 25 participants from ANNI member organisations will participate [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India
12 September 2018 5:03 pm

Honorable Justice (Retd.) H.L Dattu Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission, Manav Adhikar Bhawan, Block-C, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110 023 Email: hrd-nhrc@nic.in 12 September 2018 Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of India concerning the raids and arbitrary arrests of human rights defenders across India Dear Honorable Chairperson, The Asian NGO Network [ Read more ]

Thailand: New Hope for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand?
6 September 2018 2:58 pm

(Bangkok, 6 September 2018) –The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) welcomes the nomination of seven new candidates for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT).The current selection process is more inclusive and transparent that indicates an effort in complying with the Paris Principles, a set of international standards which frame [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence – Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS) – Indonesia
6 August 2018 5:18 pm

“We believe that the death penalty is a shortcut for a country that is too lazy to seek and systematically solve the root cause of a crime, because the death penalty only resolves the life of the perpetrator, but does not solve the root cause of the crime,” KontraS states in its activity report on [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS) – South Korea
5:15 pm

Korean Human Rights NGOs sent a selection criterion for the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea’s Candidate Recommendation Committee Human Rights NGOs formed a round table at the end of May to appoint the next Chairperson of National Human Rights Comission Korea (NHRCK)  in accordance with the international human rights norms andto [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)- Indonesia
5:14 pm

A Quarter Century Of Komnas HAM : Challenge and Reflection On Monday, July 9, 2018, the celebration of a quarter century or 25 years of Komnas HAM (Ed: Indonesia’s NHRI) was held in Komnas HAM parking area. Attendants of the event were hundreds of Komnas HAM staff in Jakarta and from the representative office. The [ Read more ]