NHRIs Advocacy

HRC 40 Oral Statement on Item 8: General Debate on the follow up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
19 March 2019 10:53 am

40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 8: General Debate on the follow up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action Oral Statement Delivered by Henri Tiphagne On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Monday, 18 March 2019 Mr. President, the Vienna Declaration [ 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 ]

12th ANNI Regional Consultation on 19-20 February 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 February 2019 11:42 am

On 19-20 February 2019, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), FORUM-ASIA, and its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) are co-holding ANNI’s annual Regional Consultation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultation will take into account the developments and discussions from previous regional consultations and conferences. Around 25 participants from ANNI member organisations will participate [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) – Bangladesh
27 December 2018 3:40 pm

‘An attempt has been made on highlighting how successful has the Commission been in living up to the expectation of the civil society, human rights activist and the general public, and where else can the Commission work upon.’ – Sheepa Hafiza, Executive Director of ASK. In December 2018, ANNI member Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) [ Read more ]

2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
3 December 2018 10:00 am

FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is delighted to present the publication of the 2018 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the indefatigable work carried [ Read more ]

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 ]

ANNI Members Update, Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence – Komisi untuk Orang Hilang dan Korban Tindak Kekerasan (KontraS) – Indonesia
6 August 2018 5:18 pm

“We believe that the death penalty is a shortcut for a country that is too lazy to seek and systematically solve the root cause of a crime, because the death penalty only resolves the life of the perpetrator, but does not solve the root cause of the crime,” KontraS states in its activity report on [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Korean House for International Solidarity (KHIS) – South Korea
5:15 pm

Korean Human Rights NGOs sent a selection criterion for the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea’s Candidate Recommendation Committee Human Rights NGOs formed a round table at the end of May to appoint the next Chairperson of National Human Rights Comission Korea (NHRCK)  in accordance with the international human rights norms andto [ Read more ]

ANNI Members Update, Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)- Indonesia
5:14 pm

A Quarter Century Of Komnas HAM : Challenge and Reflection On Monday, July 9, 2018, the celebration of a quarter century or 25 years of Komnas HAM (Ed: Indonesia’s NHRI) was held in Komnas HAM parking area. Attendants of the event were hundreds of Komnas HAM staff in Jakarta and from the representative office. The [ Read more ]