Issue No. 35, March 2017 
  • AiNNI and ANNI joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of India

  • LICADHO, Cambodia - Press Statement Demanding Independent Inquiry into the Murder of Kem Ley
  • Maldivian Democracy Network, the Maldives – Briefer on the Trial of Raajje TV Journalist Mohamed Wisam

  • Burma/Myanmar: Press Release on the Decision of the UN Human Rights Council to Urgently Dispatch an International Fact Finding Mission to Burma/Myanmar

  • Malaysia: Open Letter from ANNI Concerning the Unjust Conviction of Lena Hendry

  • Statement on International Women's Day 2017
Visit our website for a complete overview of FORUM-ASIA statements and activities.

'Taking the battle for civic space online', piece written by Marte Hellema, FORUM-ASIA Programme Manager Communication and Media, published by openGlobalRights

Check out the upcoming events of FORUM-ASIA Secretariat, members and partners
  • Regional Dialogue on 'Regional Human Rights Mechanism in  South Asia'  (6-7 April 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Check FORUM-ASIA website for more information about upcoming events.
Quote of the month
'Those most harmed by surveillance, anti-crypto laws are journalists, LGBTQ and women who need protection', says David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, at RightsCon 2017, in Brussels, Belgium
FORUM-ASIA, together with 51 civil society groups, launched the #FreeThe5KH campaign, in support of five Cambodian human rights defenders who have already spent over 300 days in prison. For more info, click here.
Briefing paper produced by FORUM-ASIA and Progressive Voice on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar

Read all interventions, statements and events during the 34th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

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