SAARC & Human Rights : Looking Back & Ways Forward
26 March 2012 9:14 am

The purpose of this publication is to serve as a baseline study of human rights situations in South Asia in relation to the functions of SAARC as a regional grouping. We hope this publication and the subsequent monitoring reports will help track the development of the role of SAARC in the promotion and protection of [ Read more ]

Global Report on the Situation of Women Human Rights Defenders
8 March 2012 3:23 pm

  Coming at a time when WHRDs have received little attention in the human rights arena, the Global Report on the Situation of WHRDs plays a crucial part in advancing the recognition of WHRDs. The Global Report gives a contextual analysis of the environment in which WHRDs work and the violations they face because of their gender [ Read more ]

Mongolia Should Expedite Law Reform for the Protection of Journalists and Media Freedom
1 September 2011 9:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA conducted an international fact finding mission to Mongolia from 28 August to- 2 September, 2011 to examine the state of freedom of expression and freedom of information. This is a report of the preliminary findings and recommendations by the fact finding mission. Preliminary Report 2 September 2011 International Fact Finding Mission: Mongolia Should Expedite [ Read more ]

Burma: We have waited and seen enough: ASEAN must support a Commission of Inquiry
13 July 2011 9:00 pm

This briefing paper for the forthcoming ASEAN Ministerial Meeting explains the lack of progress since the election, in light of continued political repression, escalating armed conflict and ongoing human right violations. It calls on ASEAN to take immediate action to address these issues in its member country and set an example for the region. [from [ Read more ]

A Guidebook on Spaces for Children’s Participation in ASEAN
12 May 2011 9:00 pm

A Guidebook on Spaces for Children’s Participation in ASEAN.   This material is intended for children and young people as well as adult child rights advocates. It is hoped that this material will help them understand ASEAN and encourage them to come up with ideas how children can be involved in its work to romote [ Read more ]

Hiding Behind Its Limits: A Performance Report on the first year of the AICHR
26 January 2011 2:24 pm

    The establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) on 23 October 2009, is a milestone in the history of the regional organisation and deserves congratulations. The Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) offers this critical performance assessment of first year of AICHR [ Read more ]

Indigenous Peoples in ASEAN
20 September 2010 3:33 pm

  A joint publication of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Working Group on Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and FORUM-ASIA.   Please click here to download an electronic copy of the publication.

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 ]

MALAYSIA: Fact-finding report sparks government denial, action
18 July 2010 12:00 pm

A report released by a fact-finding mission investigating the rapes of indigenous Penan women in Sarawak, Malaysia has touched off various reactions from different Malaysian government agencies, ranging from denials of the rapes, pledges of investigation, and a visit by the Malaysian Prime Minister to the indigenous territory. A report released by a fact-finding mission [ Read more ]

Asian Highlight – Issue One: Presentation of Special Procedures Reports
11 July 2007 12:00 pm

{mosimage}The first issue of the Asian Highlight on the fifth regular session of the Human Rights Council, Presentation of Special Procedures Reports, details the latest human rights concerns addressed to the Council by offering insight into a number of thematic human rights issues in Asia and a specific country report on Cambodia. {mosimage}The first issue [ Read more ]