NHRIs Advocacy | Statements and Letters

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 ]

Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees
20 June 2018 6:06 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Kazi Reazul Hoque Chairperson National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh BTMC Bhaban (8 th Floor) 7-9 Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Kawran Bazar, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh chairman@nhrc.org.bd krh_bnhri@yahoo.com Re: Open Letter to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh regarding Rights of Rohingya Refugees Dear Honorable Chairperson, Today, on the occasion of the [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process
5:46 pm

June 20, 2018 Honorable Chairperson U Win Mra Myanmar National Human Rights Commission 27, Pyay Road Hlaing Township, Yangon Republic of the Union of Myanmar chmyanmarnhrc@gmail.com Open Letter to the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission regarding the right to citizenship and the inclusion of Rohingya refugees in the repatriation process Dear Honorable U Win Mra, [ Read more ]

Open Letter to the Government of India concerning the possible appointment of Mr. Sharad Kumar as Member of National Human Rights Commission
5 June 2018 11:06 am

1 June 2018 Honorable President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi‐110 0004 Re: Open Letter to the Government of India concerning the possible appointment of Mr. Sharad Kumar as Member of National Human Rights Commission Dear Honourable President Ram Nath Kovind, As the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institution (ANNI), [ Read more ]

Open Letter on the Establishment of a Paris Principles-Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Taiwan
29 March 2018 6:26 pm

29 March 2018 Presidential Office Human Rights Consultative Committee (POHRCC) No. 122, Section 1, Chongqing South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 10048 Republic of China (Taiwan) Open Letter on the Establishment of a Paris Principles-Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Taiwan The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its 36 member [ Read more ]

Government of Pakistan must protect National Commission for Human Rights
15 May 2017 2:45 pm

(Bangkok/Kathmandu/Islamabad, 15 May 2017) – Bytes for All, Pakistan (B4A), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), and other undersigned organisations express deep concern and condemn an incident during a parliamentary committee meeting, which undermines the independence of the National Commission for Human [ Read more ]

ANNI – Thailand: Recent Developments Show the Urgent Need for Structural Changes of NHRCT
11 April 2017 6:19 pm

(Scroll down for a Thai version of the statement) The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is greatly concerned with alarming developments within the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT). A clear sign of internal conflict within the NHRCT emerged after one of the Commissioners, Surachet Satitniramai, resigned due to dissatisfaction [ Read more ]

Open Letter from ANNI Concerning the Unjust Conviction of Lena Hendry
15 March 2017 10:53 am

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 13 March 2017 Re: ANNI Letter concerning the unjust conviction of human rights defender, Lena Hendry, by Kuala Lumpur Magistrate’s Court Dear Mr. Chairman, On behalf of the Asian [ Read more ]

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 ]