NHRIs Advocacy

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 ]

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 ]

2013 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
28 November 2013 9:44 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), humbly presents the publication of the 2013 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Our sincere appreciation goes to all 30 ANNI member organizations from [ 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 ]

2012 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
8 November 2012 11:23 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the secretariat of the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), humbly presents the publication of the 2012 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institution in Asia. Our sincere appreciation goes to all 30 ANNI member organizations from [ Read more ]