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[Report] Going Nowhere: Fact-finding Mission Report on Indigenous Communities, Fisherfolk: Harassment, Poverty and Climate Change in Indonesia

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) are proud to present Going Nowhere: Fact-finding Mission Report on Indigenous Communities, Fisherfolk: Harassment, Poverty and Climate Change in Indonesia. This report is a continuation of FORUM-ASIA’s exploratory research designed to deepen its understanding of the...

ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) launched the ANNI Report 2020 on the Performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), that critically assesses the performance of NHRIs against the Paris Principles in 2020. The Paris Principles are the minimum international standards for ensuring independent, effective, and...

[PUBLICATION] Outcome Document from the Virtual Conference on ‘Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia’

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout Southeast Asia. The health crisis has also catalysed the rise of authoritarianism, the over-securitisation of societies, and systemic efforts to suppress democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in the region. Hence, it is critical to activate, strengthen and protect spaces and mechanisms for...

[Report] Defending in Numbers: A Message of Strength from the Ground 2019 – 2020

For an interactive summary of this report, please click here. Defending In Numbers is a biennial report that reviews the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) across Asia as documented by FORUM-ASIA. This particular edition of the report, Defending In Numbers — A Message of Strength from the Ground, follows previous editions of...

[REPORT] Dictating the Internet: Curtailing Free Expression, Opinion and Information Online in Southeast Asia

In this report, the ICJ focuses its analysis on Thailand. The updated information and analysis show how State authorities have continued abusing laws that in any event are not compliant with human rights law and standards to intensify their arbitrary restrictions on human rights in the digital sphere. The...

[REPORT] Timor Leste: Internet Freedoms Under Threat

The Asia Centre has recently published a report entitled “Timor-Leste: Internet Freedoms Under Threat”, followed by an op-ed piece entitled “Timor-Leste’s internet freedoms at risk” in the Jakarta Post, and the UPR submission "Internet Freedoms Under Threat in Timor-Leste". There are also links to the event write-up of the...

[BRIEF] One Vision, Different Responses: An Analysis of ASEAN Member States’ Responses to the Myanmar Coup and Recommendations

Since the Myanmar military seized power in a coup d’état on 1 February 2021, military forces have arbitrarily arrested, charged or sentenced at least 3,331 people and killed at least 739 others, according to the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners.1 The military is now increasingly repressing independent media through...

[REPORT] State of Media Freedom: Confronting the Regression of Freedom in Southeast Asia 2021

The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) recently launched an initiative to advocate for media space advancement.  Crucial to this initiative is the process of mapping out the dire press freedom and democracy issues in Southeast Asia to find appropriate solutions in addressing them.  Also, it is the hope of this...

A Decade in Review: Assessing the Performance of the AICHR to Uphold the Protection Mandates (Volume 2)

2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); a timely opportunity to assess and review its performance to promote and protect human rights in the ASEAN region. FORUM-ASIA and Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacy (SAPA) are proud to publish the second volume of...

A Decade in Review: Assessing the Performance of the AICHR to Uphold the Protection Mandates (Volume 1)

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); a timely opportunity to assess and review AICHR’s promotion and protection function. The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Solidarity for ASEAN People’s Advocacy (SAPA) are proud to publish the first...