South Asia Country Programme

3rd UN Advocacy Training Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS)
1 May 2010 11:03 am

  FORUM-ASIA would like to announce the opening of the application process for the 3rd UN Advocacy Training Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS) which will take place in Bangkok from 19-25 November 2010. The UNATS is a specialised capacity-building programme geared toward Asian human rights defenders wishing to build on their understanding of UN human rights protection mechanisms and [ Read more ]

NGOs and National Human Rights Institutions Consultation Meeting
16 April 2010 12:00 am

NGOs and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) have been invited to attend a consultation meeting prior to the 15th Workshop on the Framework on Regional Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Asia Pacific Region. The meeting will be held on 20 April 2010 at the Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa, [ Read more ]

Peoples SAARC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 22-23 April 2010
15 April 2010 11:45 pm

The Peoples SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on 22-23 April 2010, a week before the 16th SAARC Summit, hosted by the Bhutanese government in Thimpu, from 28-29 April 2010. People’s SAARC (also known as South Asian People’s Assembly) was last organised in 2007 [ Read more ]

FORUM-ASIA condemns illegal detention of Indian activist
9 April 2010 2:31 am

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the illegal arrest and harassment of Mr. Kirity Roy, a well known human rights activist in Kolkata on 7 April 2010. Since Mr. Kirity Roy was frivolously charged in connection with his roles in organizing people’s Tribunal on Torture, FORUM-ASIA believes that the arrest of Mr. Kirity Roy is a serious [ Read more ]