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FORUM-ASIA attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015
12 May 2015 6:49 pm

From 15-18 May FORUM-ASIA will be attending the Gwangju Asia Forum 2015. The Gwangju Asia Forum offers a platform for activists to share their experiences and discuss ways to strengthen the solidarity among people working for human rights, peace and the improvement of democracy in Asia. The Gwangju Asia Forum is organized every year by [ Read more ]

HRC28 Side Event: Political Transition, Democracy and Human Rights: The Experience in Burma and Sri Lanka
19 March 2015 5:15 pm

HRC28 Side Event – Backtracking full circle: Evaporating reforms in Burma
16 March 2015 3:39 pm

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#HRC28 Side Event- Promoting a safe & enabling environment for Asian HRDs: Panel Discussion on the Follow up to resolution 22/6 in Asia
6 March 2015 7:56 pm

It has been two years since the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council resolution 22/6 in which the Council unanimously called upon governments to create a safe and enabling domestic environment for human rights defenders (HRDs). In this context the Council called upon states to keep legislation that affects HRDs in line with international [ Read more ]

Call for Applications: 3rd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)
4 February 2015 12:59 pm

The Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia (GALA) Academy is a joint initiative by three leading regional civil society networks working in the field of human rights, development and democracy in Asia – namely, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asia Development Alliance (ADA) and Asia Democracy Network (ADA)- with the aim to [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 23 September (10:00-12:00), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support
22 September 2014 11:54 am

Click here to download the flyer  Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia: A Call for Support The work of human rights defenders is invaluable for the overall realisation of human rights protection and promotion in Cambodia. For many human rights defenders this includes defending the rights of vulnerable groups such as evicted persons and factory workers. [ Read more ]

HRC 27 Side Event, 18 September (12:00-13:30), Palais Des Nations, Geneva: The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights
17 September 2014 11:05 am

Download the Flyer The Role of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Human Rights Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) new Charter of 2008 and the establishment of an Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) have been seen as expressions of the body’s desire [ Read more ]

27th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council
8 September 2014 12:12 pm

The UN Human Rights Council will hold its 27th regular session from 8 to 26 September 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during this session will appear on this page. Oral Statements Joint Statement at the Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective (15 September 2014) Item 2&3 General Debate: Introduction [ Read more ]

HRC 26 Side Event: The Role of International Human Rights Community in the Review of the TOR of AICHR: Towards an Effective and Independent ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
16 June 2014 5:01 pm

Concept Note Side event at the 26th session of UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 16 June 2014   Towards an Effective and Independent ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism: The Role of the International Community in the AICHR ToR Review Process   Background Five years since its establishment, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is [ Read more ]

HRC 26 Side Event: Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association in the Context of Elections: The Situation in Asia
10 June 2014 4:05 pm

Download the flyer Freedoms of Expression, Assembly and Association in the Context of Elections: The Situation in Asia    Organised by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA)       Introduction This panel discussion aims to provide an assessment of the situation of freedoms of expression, assembly and association in Asian electoral [ Read more ]