NHRIs Advocacy

Cooperation and Engagement between National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Civil Society
6 August 2018 4:32 pm

Cooperation between NHRIs and civil society is essential in promoting and protecting human rights. The Paris Principles[1] and Global Alliance on NHRIs Sub-Committee on Accreditation (GANHRI-SCA)’s General Observations have emphasised the importance of NHRIs in maintaining close relations with civil society and to consider civil society as an important partner of NHRIs. These provisions are [ Read more ]

‘The more transparent and inclusive an NHRI can be in developing its strategic plan and determining its priorities, the more understanding, more supportive the wider human rights community will be.’ – Interview with Rosslyn Noonan, ANNI Advisor
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For this quarter’s e-newsletter, ANNI talked to Rosslyn Noonan, who is an advisor to ANNI due to her extensive experience working on national human rights institutions. Rosslyn served as New Zealand’s Human Rights Chief Commissioner. She was also a Chairperson for International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. [ 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
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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 ]

The 11th ANNI Regional Consultation from 6-7 March 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal
6 March 2018 10:06 am

From 6-7 March 2018, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) is holding its yearly Regional Consultation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The 11th Regional Consultation is co-hosted with FORUM-ASIA, which holds the Secretariat of ANNI, and local member INSEC. Throughout the two-day meeting issues scheduled to be discussed are: reviewing the action points [ Read more ]

2017 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
1 December 2017 4:44 pm

FORUM-ASIA, as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is delighted to present the publication of the 2017 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 ]

ANNI Regional Conference 2017
2 November 2017 2:45 pm

On 28-29 November 2017, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) will host its annual Regional Conference, this year entitled ‘Road Less Traveled: Forgotten Roles of NHRIs’ in Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s ANNI Regional Conference will be held in parallel with the 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Asia Pacific Forum [ Read more ]

ANNI Open Letter concerning the vote of the House of Representatives on the 2018 Budget for the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines
13 September 2017 5:45 pm

H.E. Aquilino Pimentel III President of the Senate of the Philippines Senate of the Philippines Roxas Blvd. Pasay City Philippines   13 September 2017   Re: ANNI Open Letter concerning the vote of the House of Representatives on the 2018 Budget for the Commission on Human Rights   Your Excellency, With this letter, I would [ Read more ]

Events in Mongolia to strengthening human rights
1 September 2017 5:48 pm

From 2-6 September, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) will be in Mongolia to support, together with its members the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) and Globe International (GI) human rights defenders and civil society, and to engage with political parties, Members of Parliament, the Mongolian Human Rights Commission on [ Read more ]