NHRIs Advocacy

[Joint Statement] Myanmar: Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Must Ensure Human Rights are Protected amid COVID-19 Pandemic
27 May 2020 6:08 pm

(Bangkok/Yangon, 27 May 2020) – The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) needs to fully exercise its powers and functions effectively, efficiently and fearlessly to make up for its disappointing lack of intervention on human rights violations exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, rights groups said today. The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions [ Read more ]

13rd ANNI Regional Consultation on 11-12 February 2020 in Taipei, Taiwan
4 February 2020 3:57 pm

On 11-12 February 2020, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), its FORUM-ASIA, and its member Covenants Watch are co-holding ANNI’s annual Regional Consultation in Taipei, Taiwan. The annual consultation will take into account the developments and discussions from previous regional consultations and conferences. Around 20 participants from ANNI member organisations will participate [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Odhikar – Bangladesh
22 October 2019 12:02 pm

Quarterly Human Rights Monitoring Report on Bangladesh Reporting Period: July – September 2019 This report is based on the human rights situation in Bangladesh from July to September 2019. The human rights situation continued to remain grave during the reporting period. The Awami League government, which came to power without the people’s vote, has systematically [ Read more ]

ANNI Member Update, Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) – Bangladesh
11:48 am

A call for transparency By Tamanna Hoq Riti from ANNI member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) The National Human Rights Commission’s procedures require an upgrade The former chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh went in retirement on July 1, 2019. We were expecting to get a new chairperson from July, but unfortunately, that did [ Read more ]

The Marrakech Declaration
21 October 2019 5:56 pm

  The 13th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 10 to 12 October 2018. The theme of the Conference was ‘Expanding the civic space and promoting and protecting Human Rights Defenders, with a specific focus on women: The role of National Human Rights [ Read more ]

‘Working in human rights gives me an opportunity to contribute to humanity’ – Interview with Roichatul Aswidah, newly appointed ANNI advisor
5:26 pm

For this e-newsletter, ANNI interviewed Roichatul Aswidah, who is our newly appointed ANNI advisor, due to her extensive involvement and experience working both with civil society organisations (CSOs) and national human rights institutions. She served as the Commissioner of the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komisi Nasional Hak Asasi Manusia/Komnas HAM) from 2012 to 2017. [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference 2019: Role of NHRIs in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms
4:13 pm

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) held the Annual Regional Conference 2019 in Seoul, South Korea, on 2-3 September 2019. The theme this year was ‘Role of NHRIs in the Context of Democratic Space and Fundamental Freedoms.’ The conference was with the collaborative help from ANNI member, the Korean House for International [ Read more ]

2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
7 October 2019 2:36 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is pleased to present the publication of the 2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Member–organisations of ANNI have shown true commitment through [ Read more ]

[ANNI Statement] Bangladesh: Another Flawed Selection Process for National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh
3 October 2019 5:41 pm

(Bangkok, 3 October 2019) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) and its members deplore the flawed selection process for the appointment of new commissioners for the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRCB). The lack of a participatory, transparent and merit-based selection process has resulted in the selection of commissioners with [ Read more ]

Working Paper Series 6: Human Rights Systems and Mechanisms – Experiences and Reflections
28 August 2019 2:02 pm

International, regional, and national human rights systems and mechanisms are crucial for the creation of an ecosystem where human rights are protected and promoted. While the United Nations (UN) plays a leadership role in setting human rights standards and ensuring their promotion and protection, it does not operate in isolation. At the regional level, the [ Read more ]