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Report on the ACWC+10: Assessing the Commission’s Impact on Protecting Women and Children’s Rights in ASEAN

As part of its advocacy on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) human rights mechanisms, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacy (SAPA) produce an annual assessment of the performance of the ASEAN human rights mechanisms: the ASEAN Intergovernmental...

[Joint Statement] In solidarity with Thailand’s peaceful democracy movement

(Jakarta, 22 October 2020) ‒ We, 60 organisations across Asia, stand in solidarity with the peaceful democracy movement in Thailand as it continues to push for fundamental freedoms and democratic reforms, in the midst of government repression. The Government of Thailand should abide by its obligations under the International Covenant...

Thailand: State of emergency is a violation of international human rights standards

(Jakarta, 15 October 2020) ‒ The state of ‘severe’ emergency in Thailand declared in the wee hours of the morning is aimed at centralising the Thai government’s power and preventing the legitimate expression of dissent, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) said today. The rights group said...

[Joint Statement] Indonesia: Repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, abide to human rights obligations

Indonesia: Repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, abide to human rights obligations (Jakarta, 6 October 2020) – The Indonesian Government should immediately repeal the Omnibus Law on Job Creation (also known as UU Cipta Kerja) as it severely curtails the country’s human rights obligations, said rights groups. The Asian Forum...