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The 7th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights “Acceleration of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015: Making Human Rights Count”

The Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights is an ASEAN civil society initiative led by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and SAPA Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (TFAHR). The Regional Consultation serves as a platform for strengthening engagement with the ASEAN Human...

The Third International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in Southeast Asia

SEAHRN’s Third International Conference on Human Rights and Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia is the predominant venue for new research on the promotion and protection of human rights and peace in the Southeast Asian region. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Organized by the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) and the...

The Role of International Human Rights Community in the Review of the ToR of AICHR: Towards an Effective and Independent ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

Five years since its establishment, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is yet to adequately act as a full-fledged regional human rights body. The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the AICHR provides a layout for the ASEAN human rights body. It also gives it a restricted protection...

2nd Global Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy)

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Development Alliance (ADA)  and Asian Democracy Network (ADN) gladly announce the call for applications for the 2nd Glocal Advocacy Leadership in Asia Academy (GALA Academy) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 July- 2 August 2014. FORUM-ASIA will...

ACSC/APF2014 Interface Meeting

ACSC/APF Interface Meeting is a venue for representatives of Civil Society Organizations from across ASEAN to have a dialogue with government representatives from their respective countries. Interface dialogue can and have taken different forms during the past 10 years of ACSC/APF.

ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum 2014

At the close of the East Asia Summit in Brunei in October 2013, President Thein Sein accepted the gavel of ASEAN that symbolizes the presidency of ASEAN that was then officially transferred to Myanmar for 2014. Myanmar government has reaffirmed to the ASEAN and international community that they are...

4th Regional Consultation Meeting for Asean People Forum

The venue for the meeting would be Yangon YMCA, 263, 45th St, Maha Bandula Road, Yangon, Myanmar Further Contact: For further information please contact apfsecretariat2014@gmail.com  

Indonesia-Myanmar Dialogue for a Democratic Constitution, Free & Fair Elections and National Reconciliation

The Public Forum aims to relate the discussions, findings and outcomes of all the previous sessions of the closed roundtable discussion to the public. The key aim of the Public Forum is to give the public an opportunity to have an open discussion with the experts of the Indonesia...

Regional Consultation on Promoting the Freedom of Religion or Beliefs in ASEAN

Human  Rights Working  Group  (HRWG)  in  cooperation  with Indonesia’s Representative to AICHR, organize a two-day Dialogue bringing together AICHR  Representatives,  ACWC  Representatives,  civil  society  groups,  victims organizations,  national  human  rights  institutions,  UN Special  Rapporteur,  academes, media  and  government  officials  and  the  ASEAN  Secretariat  to  discuss  the status  of freedom...