NHRIs Advocacy

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 ]

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 ]

Belgrade Principles on the Relationship between National Human Rights Institutions and Parliaments
24 February 2012 12:00 pm

The Belgrade Principles define the relationship between the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and parliaments, with a view to strengthening and better describing the ‘effective cooperation’ stipulated in the Paris Principles. Click here to download the Belgrade Principles (PDF)  

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 ]

The Edinburgh Declaration, 10th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs)
10 October 2010 12:10 pm

On 10 October 2010, the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) held its 10th Biennial Conference on “Business and Human Rights: What role for NHRIs?” in Edinburgh, Scotland. Participating NHRIs adopted the Edinburgh Declaration, committing to engage proactively with corporate human rights responsibility and abuses. Click [ Read more ]

2010 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of NHRIs in Asia
31 July 2010 12:00 pm

The country reports in this book cover the developments within the period from January 2009 to the first quarter of 2010. It is clear from these reports that the ANNI members have grown leaps and bounds in terms of their understanding of the nature of NHRIs and the international standards and principles relating to these [ Read more ]