NHRIs Advocacy | Statements and Letters

South Korea: Open Letter to Chairperson of NHRK Regarding ICC-SCA’s Recommendations
27 January 2015 10:27 pm

27 January 2015 Dr. Byung-cheol Hyun Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) Gumsegi Bldg., 6, Mugyo-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-842, Korea Tel : +82-2-2125-9700, Fax : +82-2-2125-9718 E-mail : nhrc@humanrights.go.kr, nhrck@humanrights.go.kr Dear Dr. Hyun, Re: Concern over NHRK’s lack of Substantial Efforts in Addressing ICC-SCA’s Recommendations I write to you on behalf of the [ Read more ]

Open Letter- Re: ICC-SCA Must Robustly Scrutinize Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) at Accreditation Review
31 October 2014 6:34 pm

31 October 2014 Dr Ali Bin Smaikh Al-Marri Chairperson ICC Sub-Committee on Accreditation (ICC-SCA) National Human Rights Committee of Qatar   Dear Dr. Al-Marri, Re: ICC-SCA Must Robustly Scrutinize Asian National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) at Accreditation Review I write to you on behalf of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) [ Read more ]

ANNI Letter of Concern over Reprisals against Human Rights Commission of Maldives
2 October 2014 6:45 pm

  2 October 2014 H.E Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom President of the Republic of the Maldives The President’s Office Boduthakurufaanu Magu Male’ REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES By Fax: (960) 332 5500 Dear Mr. President, Re: ANNI Letter of Concern over Reprisals against Human Rights Commission of Maldives We register our strongest condemnation of the summons and [ Read more ]

Efforts to widen and strengthen NHRI-CSO engagement should continue and be institutionalized
8 October 2013 12:05 pm

[Bangkok, 7 October 2013] The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) recently concluded its Regional Consultation on Engagement with the Asia Pacific Forum on National Human Rights Institutions (APF) from 30 September to 1 October 2013 in Doha, Qatar. The ANNI consultation was conducted in preparation for the APF Forum Councilor – [ Read more ]

Pakistan: ANNI welcomes the bill passed by the Senate for establishing the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) 16 May 2012
18 May 2012 2:48 pm

The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses its appreciation for the passage of the National Commission for Human Rights Bill in Pakistan recently. Earlier passed by the National Assembly in December last year, the draft was further amended after its passage through the Senate. Now it requires only the formal signature [ Read more ]

ANNI: Statement on NHRIs and UN Human Right Mechanisms
8 September 2011 11:39 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand 1. This statement is the outcome of the ANNI Regional Conference on the Engagement with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) on 5-6 September 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand which was held parallel to [ Read more ]

ANNI: Statement on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
11:28 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand 1. Human rights defenders at the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Regional Conference held on 5-6 September 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand affirm their commitment to sexual orientation and gender identity issues as human [ Read more ]

ANNI: Towards a ‘Kandy-Plus Program of Action’
11:15 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand 1. Human rights defenders at the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Regional Conference on the Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) on 5-6 September 2011, under took a [ Read more ]

ANNI: Statement on NHRIs and the Right to Development
10:49 am

1st Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions 7‐8 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand We, human rights defenders from across the Asia-Pacific region, gathered at the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Regional Conference on Engagement with the Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) on 5-6 [ Read more ]

ANNI delegation concludes mission on the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK)
12 May 2011 9:00 pm

(Seoul, 13 May 2011) The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) has concluded its mission of inquiry conducted between 11 and 13 May 2011, into the crisis affecting the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK). The ANNI delegation comprised of Ms. Poengky Indarti, Executive Director of Imparsial, the Indonesian Human Rights [ Read more ]