ANNI Reports & Other Documents

[Report] 2023 ANNI Report on the Performance of NHRIs in Asia
1 November 2023 11:00 am

The ANNI Report 2023 is a biennial report on the performance and establishment of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Asia. ANNI published its first report in 2007 and it continued to be published as an annual report till 2019, barring a few years in between. Since 2021, the report has been following a biennial [ Read more ]

[Press Release] End Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’s complicity in junta’s atrocity crimes
28 February 2023 8:34 pm

[Bangkok, Thailand] The Myanmar military junta has co-opted the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) and its silence, and instrumentalized the national human rights institution as part of its propaganda arsenal to claim legitimacy, conceal its grave crimes, and avert international attention and criticism. The international community must realign its comprehension with the accurate circumstances [ Read more ]

[Analysis Report] Accessory to the Junta’s Crimes
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Analysis of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission’s Complicity with the Military Junta Since the Failed Coup d’état of 1 February 2021 Introduction This analysis paper seeks to evaluate the actions and complicity of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC or Commission) in the failed coup attempt launched by the Myanmar military junta since [ Read more ]

[Event Highlight] ANNI South Korea Report Launch
7 December 2022 11:56 am

On 16 November 2022, the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with the Korean House for International Solidarity, launched the South Korean chapter of the  ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Seoul, South Korea. A panel discussion took place during the launch with representatives [ Read more ]

[Press Release] FORUM-ASIA Report: National Human Rights Institutions need to be gender-responsive to better protect women human rights defenders in Asia
27 April 2022 11:27 am

For immediate release 27 April 2022, Bangkok Documentation by FORUM-ASIA reveals that women human rights defenders (WHRDs) continued to be the second-most targeted group of defenders between 2019 – 2021, with 460 cases of violations out of 1,899 total cases recorded across 21 Asian countries, or nearly one violation out of every four documented. The [ Read more ]

[Press Release] ANNI Report: Independent and Effective National Human Rights Institutions Could Change Human Rights Landscape in Asia
9 December 2021 3:46 pm

ANNI Report: Independent and Effective National Human Rights Institutions Could Change Human Rights Landscape in Asia The human rights situation in 11 Asian countries continued to deteriorate in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Civic spaces continued to shrink, and human rights defenders persisted to work in precarious conditions with minimal protection. Draconian laws and [ Read more ]

[Report] 2020 ANNI Report on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
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The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and credible NHRIs for the promotion [ Read more ]

Brief: National Human Rights Institutions’ Responses to COVID-19
21 December 2020 4:00 am

There have been more than 46 million cases, including more than 1.2 million deaths across the world[i] (up to 31 October 2020) since the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020. The continued prevalence of this global health emergency worldwide has been an unprecedented occurrence in recent [ Read more ]

The Marrakech Declaration
21 October 2019 5:56 pm

  The 13th International Conference of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) took place in Marrakech, Morocco, from 10 to 12 October 2018. The theme of the Conference was ‘Expanding the civic space and promoting and protecting Human Rights Defenders, with a specific focus on women: The role of National Human Rights [ Read more ]

2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
7 October 2019 2:36 pm

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is pleased to present the publication of the 2019 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of the National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Member–organisations of ANNI have shown true commitment through [ Read more ]