ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS

ANNOUNCEMENT: AFAD CALL FOR EXTERNAL EVALUATORS The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a human rights network of human rights organizations working directly on the issue of enforced disappearances in Asia, is in need of an External Evaluator for its two (2) regional projects. The qualifications for the said External Evaluator include the following: ·        …

[Press Release] Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official

Civil society launches #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the imprisoned ADHOC staff and NEC official We, the undersigned civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations, launch today – 8 August 2016 – the #FreeThe5KH campaign in support of the five human rights defenders, who are currently in pre-trial detention and under judicial investigation for allegations of…

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[From the web] ASIA: “We need a new frontier in the human rights field. This frontier is the frontier of institutional reform.” by Basil Fernando/AHRC

ASIA: “We need a new frontier in the human rights field. This frontier is the frontier of institutional reform.” by Basil Fernando This is a speech delivered by Basil Fernando at The Fifth Human Rights Cities Forum- As the Keynote address for the Special Session on Asian Human Rights – Human Rights in Asia and…

[Announcement] Job at ESCR-Asia,Inc.

Starting May 1,2015, the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights-Asia (ESCR-Asia),Inc. is in need of the following : 1. Project Coordinator (eight months contract beginning May 1- Dec. 15,2015). Duties include: -implementing the Laguna Lake Summit project supported by the UNDP-Philippines – manage and administer the judicial use of project funds and resources – represent the…

[Press Release] UNCRPD sets the global standard for the inclusion and full and effective participation of persons with disabilities -TCI-Asia

The United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) sets the global standard for the inclusion and full and effective participation of persons with disabilities. However, people with psychosocial disabilities and users and survivors of psychiatry in Asia continue to live lives of discrimination and exclusion. High income and Common Wealth Asian…

[Statement] Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone 15 December 2014 On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, we, the undersigned regional and international organizations, firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.…

[People] Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga

Why Asia’s human rights defenders remain defenseless by Renato Mabunga Human rights defenders from around the world gathered in Manila last week to consolidate “protection platforms” for human rights workers. The meeting highlighted various protection initiatives on the ground and the challenges for their implementation. The event tracked various organizational protection systems and mechanisms as…

[Resources] Asia HRDs Portal -FORUM-ASIA

About Asia HRDs Portal and HRD Department of FORUM-ASIA The “Asia HRDs Portal” is an initiative of FORUM-ASIA, developed with the aim to increase public awareness on the situation faced by HRDs in Asia. Information gathered in this Portal illustrates reality of human rights defenders’ (HRDs) situations – threats they face with their daily lives…

[Press Release] Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats -Forum-Asia

Asian Human Rights Defenders face increasing challenges and threats (Quezon City, 6 December 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its members the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) and the Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) reiterated their call to Asian governments, as well as national,…

[Announcement] ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia -ALRC

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd Parliamentarians’ Conference on the Asian Alliance Against…

[From the web] Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders -Forum-Asia

Accountability and Justice Denied: End Cover-Ups in “Disappearances” of Human Rights Defenders (Bangkok, 13 June 2014): The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group with 47 member organisations from 16 countries across Asia, calls on the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN governments to take firm…