NHRIs Advocacy

Nepal: Amendment Bill of National Human Rights Commission Act will weaken the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal
24 May 2019 6:01 pm

Nepal: Amendment Bill of National Human Rights Commission Act will weaken the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (Kathmandu/Bangkok, 24 May 2019) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses its deep concern over a proposed bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act 2012 (NHRC Act 2012). The Government of [ Read more ]

‘The support of a NHRI in the work of women human rights defenders will provide a form of shelter and encouragement for women to engage in their areas of work, especially knowing that a redress mechanism and protection mechanism exist close to home.’ – Interview with Shahindha Ismail, Executive Director of the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN), a member of ANNI in the Maldives
20 May 2019 3:10 pm

For this e-newsletter, ANNI interviewed Shahindha Ismail, who is the founder and current Executive Director of the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN). MDN is a non-partisan NGO which aims to promote human rights and the values and principles of democracy in the Maldives. Shahindha is a human rights defender and is one of the few defenders [ Read more ]

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 ]

ANNI Members Update, INSECOnline – Nepal
3:18 pm

NHRC Jurisdiction will not be weakened: Chairperson Pokhrel Chairperson Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel of Law, justice and Human Rights Committee under House of Representative said that it is impossible to amend act of National Human Rights Commission by weakening its jurisdiction and administrative capacity. He was speaking at the program organized by Informal Sector Service Centre [ 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 2019 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 ]

ANNI Members Update, Odhikar – Bangladesh
9 April 2019 12:54 pm

Workshop on the Implementation of the Convention against Torture and Bangladesh’s Review by the Committee against Torture (Dhaka, 9 April 2019) The World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) in association with United Nations Bangladesh and Odhikar organised a workshop on the Implementation of the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT) and Bangladesh’s Review by the Committee [ 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 ]

ANNI Members Update, Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP) – Timor-Leste
12:59 pm

JSMP’s involvement in the recruitment process of the Deputy Ombudsmen and meeting with the newly nominated Deputy Ombudsman In order to ensure that the members of the Timor-Leste National Human Rights Institution and the Ombudsman of Human Rights and Justice (PDHJ)  can have good representation based on merit, pluralism and gender balance aligned with the [ Read more ]

Meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM)
20 February 2019 3:05 pm

As a part of the 12th Regional Consultation of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institution (ANNI), the participating ANNI members visited the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), on 20 February 2019. Around 20 ANNI members from across Asia, who work on strengthening and establishing National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in their [ Read more ]