NHRIs Advocacy | Statements and Letters

ANNI Statement: Burma/Myanmar Must Protect Human Rights for All and Ensure Independent Investigations into Alleged Violations in Rakhine State
27 November 2016 7:00 pm

(Bangkok, 27 November 2016) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Progressive Voice,[1] is deeply concerned over the human rights situation in Rakhine State of Burma/Myanmar. We strongly urge the Government to abide by its international responsibility to protect human rights in its territory, and call on [ Read more ]

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar
30 September 2016 3:17 pm

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar (30 September 2016, Bangkok) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case [ Read more ]

HRC33 Oral Statement on National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
26 September 2016 11:14 am

33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up to and implementation of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action – General Debate Oral Statement Delivered by Ahmed Adam On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 26 September 2016   Mr. President, we note the two [ Read more ]

ANNI – Performance of the NHRC Thailand: Withering of Human Rights Protection?
29 August 2016 3:36 pm

(29 August 2016, Bangkok) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is greatly concerned by recent developments related to the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). In its November 2015 Accreditation Report, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI, formerly known as International Coordinating Committee of National Human [ Read more ]

ANNI – Malaysia: SUHAKAM Standard Must Align to Human Rights and Fundamental Liberties
2 August 2016 3:13 pm

(Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur, 2 August 2016) – Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) and the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) are greatly concerned by the recent statements and comments of Tan Sri Razali, the newly appointed Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). In a recent interview published in The Star Online [ Read more ]

ANNI: Appointment of SUHAKAM Commissioners and the Way Forward
24 June 2016 12:36 pm

(Bangkok, 24 June 2016) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) together with its member, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomes the appointment of the new Commissioners of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). We congratulate all the Commissioners on their appointment and look forward to the positive development they will [ Read more ]

ANNI – Thailand: Flawed Selection Process Leads to Controversial Human Rights Commission
28 July 2015 5:41 pm

(Bangkok, 28 July 2015) – The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) deplores the flawed selection process that has led to the nomination of seven new candidates for the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). The lack of a participatory, transparent and merit-based selection process has even resulted in the nomination of [ Read more ]

Oral Statement – HRC29: Follow up and Implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action
30 June 2015 11:46 am

29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: Follow up and Implementation of the VDPA Oral Statement Delivered by R. Iniyan Ilango On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 29 June 2015 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA) makes several references to [ Read more ]

ANNI- Letter of Concern to the President of the Philippines ahead of the Appointment of the 5th Commission on Human Rights
27 May 2015 5:28 pm

27 May 2015 President Benigno S. Aquino III Presidential Communications Operations Office 3/F New Executive Building (NEB), Malacañang Compound Email: op@president.gov.ph Dear Mr. President, Re: Civil Society’s Concerns on Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHRP) Must Be Adequately Addressed The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) writes to you to [ Read more ]

Thailand: Proposed Merger between NHRCT and Ombudsman Office a Major Blow to Human Rights Protection
6 February 2015 11:50 am

(Bangkok, 6 February 2015) – The proposal to merge the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) with the Office of the Ombudsman (Thailand) will land a significant blow to human rights governance and protection in the country, particularly under the current political climate where rights violations and abuses remain rife, the Asian NGO Network [ Read more ]