Issue No. 30, October 2016 
'What excites me most is the art of making change happen within and beyond'

Interview with John Samuel,
the new Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA
  • India: Authorities prolong unlawful detention of Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez, joint press-release.

  • the Maldives: The Maldives decision aimed at stifling democracy, joint press-release.
  • Cambodia: Joint statement urging international effort to ensure Cambodia’s fulfillment of the Paris Peace Accords, 25 years after their signature.
Group photo taken at the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) Regional Consultation in Bangkok, Thailand on 25 October 2016.
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Quote of the month
"Human rights in no way contradict the principle of national sovereignty", Wan Hea-Lee, Cambodia representative for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), during the International Conference on the 25th Anniversary of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords on Cambodia co-organised by FORUM-ASIA (19 October 2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia).
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.
Breaking the Silence and Unlocking Barriers for Human Rights Protection in ASEAN: A report on the performance of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms in 2015
2016 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia
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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