Human Rights Defenders Programme

Joint Press Statement on the Murders of Two Indonesian Journalists
26 August 2010 12:00 pm

FORUM-ASIA, Imparsial, and AJI Condemn the Murders of Two Journalists in Indonesia The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and its members in Indonesia, the Indonesian Human Rights Monitor (Imparsial) and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), condemn the killings of Mr. Ardiansyah Matra’is and Mr. Ridwan Salamun, two journalists in Indonesia. These [ Read more ]

ANNI: Eight points for the APF
2 August 2010 12:00 pm

The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) presented these points for discussion for the 15th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Forum on National Human Rights Institutions in Bali on 3-5 August 2010. We the members of the Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), thank the Asia Pacific Forum (APF) for [ Read more ]

JAPAN – One step forward to establish “human rights relief agency”
30 June 2010 10:49 am

Citizens’ Council for Human Rights Japan, FORUM-ASIA member, welcomed the interim report on the establishment of a human rights commission in the country. Below is their statement issued on 23 June 2010. Minister, Senior Vice – Minister and Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Justice announced a ‘New Establishment of Human Rights Relief Agency (Interim Report)’ yesterday, June 22 2010. Citizens’ Council [ Read more ]

Asian NGOs express concern over failure of governments to appoint members of NHRIs
9 June 2010 12:00 pm

(10 June 2010) The Asian NGOs Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) expresses grave concern over the failure of certain governments in Asia to appoint members of their national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in accordance with the Paris Principles. The ANNI believes that this illustrates the lack of political will by these governments to strengthen their NHRIs so that these institutions [ Read more ]