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UN Human Rights Council 18th Regular Session
12 September 2011 7:02 am

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 12-30 September 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Oral and Written Statements 12 September – Item 2: Updates by the High Commissioner for Human Rights – General Debate 13 September – Panel Discussion on the Promotion and Protection of Human [ Read more ]

ANNI Regional Conference on the Engagement with the APF
7 September 2011 4:34 pm

Every year, since its establishment, the ANNI organizes an NGO meeting parallel to the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF): From 2007 to 2009, it co-organized the NGO meeting together with the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)  and the international Women’s Rights Action Watch-Asia Pacific (IWRAW-AP). In [ Read more ]

Regional Consultation on Development and Human Rights
21 August 2011 11:42 am

FORUM-ASIA and Dignity International co-organised this regional consultation, on 17-19 August 2011, which aims to: To enhance a common understanding on the interdependence and mutual reinforcement of development and human rights with a view to holding Asian States accountable to their economic, social and cultural rights obligations; To discuss opportunities for human rights advocacy during [ Read more ]

Towards a Regional Human Rights Mechanism for South Asia
28 July 2011 5:19 am

FORUM-ASIA and civil society organizations in South Asia have been carrying out number of activities on the advocacy for the regional mechanism in South Asia. The following are some documents from activities carried out on this advocacy: Kathmandu Statement – 2011, Outcome Document of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia, [ Read more ]

17th HRC Parallel Event: Lack of reporting of cases of reprisals: exploring ways forward
9 June 2011 9:13 am

This panel discussion will seek to explore ways in which various actors can raise awareness about and increase the effectiveness of the Council’s efforts to combat reprisals, including by improving protection for those concerned. Human Rights Council Resolution 12/2 invites the Secretary-General to provide the Council with a ‘compilation and analysis of any available information’ [ Read more ]

4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS)
3 June 2011 4:03 am

The upcoming 4th UN Advocacy Training and Study Session for Asian Human Rights Defenders (UNATS) is a "Training of Trainers (TOT)" in order to increase the pool of expertise, resource persons and trainers in the region on the use of the UN human rights system. It will be held in Bangkok on 17-22 OCTOBER 2011. [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council 17th Regular Session
27 May 2011 3:25 pm

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on 30 May to 17 June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.

16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council
16 February 2011 9:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA interventions, statements and events during the 16th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 28 February to 25 March 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland.   Date Topic Document Oral and Written Statements Feb-14 FORUM-ASIA: Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Papua, Indonesia (A/HRC/16/NGO/119) Written Statement Feb-14 INFID/Imparsial: Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Indonesia [ Read more ]

Human Rights Council Review 2011
30 October 2010 3:27 am

The views from the ground also point out that the foremost obstacle hindering the Council from adequately addressing human rights violations is the tendency of States to respond to the interests of regional or political groups rather than human rights causes. The failure of the Council in addressing the issue of non-cooperation by States with [ Read more ]

AICHR: A window dressing for ASEAN’s Commitment to Human Rights
27 October 2010 2:01 pm

(Launching of the SAPA-TFAHR’s Report on the Performance of the AICHR on its first Anniversary ) One year since the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was inaugurated in on 23 October 2009, we, the Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TF-AHR), have prepared a report to [ Read more ]