Open Letters

[Joint Open Letter] ICC urged to resume its investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in the Philippines
24 November 2021 1:16 pm

Honourable Karim A. A. Khan QC Prosecutor The Office of the Prosecutor International Criminal Court Oude Waalsdorperweg 10, 2597 AK Den Haag, Netherlands 24 November 2021   ICC urged to resume its investigation into alleged crimes against humanity in the Philippines   To ICC Prosecutor Karim A. A. Khan We, human rights organisations working on [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Call on INTERPOL to ban the illegal junta from representing Myanmar at its General Assembly
22 November 2021 5:34 pm

22 November 2021 To: Kim Jong Yang, INTERPOL President; Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL General Secretary; the INTERPOL Executive Committee and INTERPOL Member Countries Subject: Call on INTERPOL to ban the illegal junta from representing Myanmar at its General Assembly Dear INTERPOL President Kim Jong Yang INTERPOL Vice Presidents Benyamina Abbad and Šárka Havránková INTERPOL General Secretary [ Read more ]

Pakistan: Open Letter to the Honourable Prime Minister regarding the Non-functional National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) of Pakistan
25 October 2021 11:16 am

25 October 2021 H.E. Mr. Imran Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office Pakistan Secretariat, Constitution Avenue Islamabad, Pakistan Re: Open Letter to the Honourable Prime Minister regarding the Non-functional National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) of Pakistan Honourable Prime Minister Mr. Imran Khan, The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), [ Read more ]

[Open Letter] Crackdown on Press Freedom & Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh
4 May 2021 11:34 pm

03 May 2021 H.E. Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais Wilson 52 rue des Pâquis CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland RE: Crackdown on Press Freedom & Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh Dear High Commissioner Bachelet, On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, we write to draw your attention to the escalating human [ Read more ]

Open Letter on Myanmar to ASEAN and ASEAN Dialogue Partners
4:28 pm

To: ASEAN Leaders H.E. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Prime Minister of Brunei H.E Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia H.E Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia H.E Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of Laos H.E Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin, Prime Minister of Malaysia H.E Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines H.E Lee [ Read more ]

[Open Letter] Joint open letter to the Maldives Speaker of The People’s Majlis: Call for justice for murdered human rights defender and blogger Yameen Rasheed
23 April 2021 6:04 pm

Your Excellency, Honourable Speaker of The People’s Majlis, President Mohamed Nasheed. We, the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) write to call for action to ensure justice for Yameen Rasheed. Today marks four years since Maldivian human rights defender and blogger Yameen Rasheed was brutally stabbed to [ Read more ]

[Open Letter to ASEAN Leaders] Recommendations from CSOs in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia to the Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar
12:09 pm

23 April 2021 Open Letter to ASEAN Leaders: Recommendations from CSOs in Myanmar and in Southeast Asia to the Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar To: Leaders of the Member States of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Your Excellencies, In alignment with the upcoming Special ASEAN Summit on Myanmar on 24 April 2021, [ Read more ]

[Joint Letter] Statement condemning the brutal firing on unarmed construction workers of the Banshkhali coal-fire
20 April 2021 11:15 pm

(April 20, 2021) – We, the undersigned, condemn the brutal killing of at least five and the grievous injury to more than 50 workers of the Banshkhali coal-fired power plant in Chattogram (Chittagong), Bangladesh. At least five people were killed, and numerous others gravely injured when state security forces started shooting live ammunition at the [ Read more ]

Joint Open letter to all Commonwealth Heads of Government
9 March 2021 6:09 pm

March 8, 2021 Excellencies, Re: Call for independent investigation into Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo’s death Civil society organizations around the world are calling on the Rwandan authorities to allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation into the death in custody of Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer and peace activist. As your governments mark Commonwealth [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Coalition of 22 Organizations Calls for New UN Human Rights Council Resolution to Protect Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in Sri Lanka
24 February 2021 11:10 am

February 22, 2021 Re: Coalition of 22 Organizations Calls for New UN Human Rights Council Resolution to Protect Human Rights, Justice, and Accountability in Sri Lanka To the Member States of the Human Rights Council: We, the undersigned organizations, urge the Member States of the Human Rights Council to pass a strong resolution at the [ Read more ]