Issue No. 31, November 2016 
Interview with Chew Chuan Yang (Dobby) Documentation and Monitoring Coordinator of SUARAM, Malaysia
Check out our Facebook photo album of the panel discussion '50 Years of the International Bill of Human Rights and 10 Years of the UN Human Rights Council: What does this mean for Asia?', co-organised by FORUM-ASIA on the 25th anniversary of its founding and 10th Anniversary of its presence in Geneva.
Check out the upcoming events of FORUM-ASIA Secretariat, members and partners
  • Workshop on Mongolia's Universal Periodic Review Follow Up (8-9 December 2016, Ulaanbatar, Mongolia)

  • Public Lecture on Trends and Developments in International Human Rights with Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association (10 December 2016, De La Salle University, Manila, the Philippines)

  • Timor-Leste Universal Periodic Review National Workshop (14-15 December 2016, Dili, Timor-Leste)

  • Symposium on Labour Informalization & Women's Work, organised by Law & Society Trust and the Social Scientists' Association (16 December 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Check FORUM-ASIA website for more information about upcoming events.
Quote of the month
"As human rights defenders, our action should never end with a press-release or urgent action appeal." - Mathew Jacob during the 7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum co-organised by FORUM-ASIA, Law and Society Trust and Inform Human Rights Documentation Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 14-16 November 2016
FORUM-ASIA together with 51 civil society groups launched the #FreeThe5KH campaign, in support of five Cambodian human rights defenders who have already spent more than 100 days in prison. For more info, click here.
2016 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
Law & Society Trust Commentary on the Proposed Counter Terrorism Act
Read our Facebook Notes with the highlights of the 7th Asian Regional Human Rights Defenders Forum, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 14-16 November 2016.
In 2016 FORUM-ASIA celebrates its 25th Anniversary. A momentous occasion, which gives us the opportunity to look back on 25 years of struggle for human rights in Asia. Click here for stories, videos and information about FORUM-ASIA 25th Anniversary Campaign.
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is a member based organisation with a mission to promote and protect all human rights, including the right to development, through collaboration and cooperation among human rights organisations and defenders in Asia. More info.

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