Statements

Asia Loses Democracy Champion: Surin Pitsuwan

We are deeply saddened to hear of a loss of a democracy champion and ally to the Asia region, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Through his diplomatic life, Dr. Pitsuwan was an ally to human rights and democracy in Asia. During his time as Thailand’s deputy foreign minister from 1992 to 1995, thereafter becoming the prime minister from 1997 until 2001. During the East Timor crisis, when the ASEAN chairmanship was under Thailand, Pitsuwan led Southeast Asia in

Read more

[ADN Statement] ADN Denounce the Dissolution of Major Opposition Party in Cambodia

ADN Denounce the Dissolution of Major Opposition Party in Cambodia November 17, 2017 SEOUL - ADN denounces the dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), as a result of the ruling made by the Cambodian Supreme Court. Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been ruling for 32 years, will run in next year’s election uncontested. The Hun Sen government has gradually dismantled core democratic principles

Read more

[Statement] Authoritarian Repression in Cambodia

 Activists in Asia : Calling to Save the Daily Authoritarian Repression in Cambodia   05 SEPT 2017 - The Asia Democracy Network condemns the crackdown by the Hun Sen government of all fundamental rights and civil society. The government’s recent actions only spell out a formula to strong hold onto power denouncing all democratic principles.   Prime Minister Hun Sen is utilizing draconian laws to limit civil society space and restrict fundamental

Read more

[Statement] Asia Democracy Network Demands Immediate Release of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong

  [Statement] Asia Democracy Network Demands Immediate Release of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong   2017 August 18 Seoul, Korea – On 17 August 2017, Hong Kong democracy activists, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, and Alex Chow, were sentenced to jail for six to eight months on unlawful assembly of the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong. This comes as a repeal to last year’s sentence to community service for the activists.   The Asia

Read more

Asia Mourns the Death of Influential pro-democracy Activist and 2010 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo

(Photo: nobelprize.org) Asia Mourns the Death of Influential pro-democracy Activist and 2010 Noble Peace Prize Laureate, Liu Xiaobo Seoul, Korea – On 13 July 2017, influential pro-democracy and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo died in China while serving a long prison sentence under Chinese custody. The denial of adequate medical care that played a role in his death and the lack of humanity by keeping him away from family and friends during his

Read more

[Joint Statement] on the threat of legal actions against Cambodian election monitoring and human rights organizations

Joint Statement on the threat of legal actions against Cambodian election monitoring and human rights organizations June 30, 2017 Our organizations express serious concern over the threats to launch an inquiry into the activities and legality of the Situation Room on Cambodian Commune Council Election in 2017, a platform of non-governmental organizations formed to monitor the country’s recent local polls. Such comments contribute to a repressive

Read more

[ADN Statement] On Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines

On Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines: ADN calls for fundamental rights must be respected and urges for the swift restoration of democratic order   [24 May 2017, Seoul] On Tuesday 23 May 2017, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after an outbreak of fatal violence between members of the Maute group, a radical Islamist organization known as the Islamic State of Lanao that aligns

Read more

[ADN Statement] Living and Breathing Democracy in Korea

[ADN Statement] Living and Breathing Democracy in Korea Photo Credit: The Minjoo Party   The Asia Democracy Network congratulates the Republic of Korea on a peaceful, free and fair presidential election of President Moon Jae-in. Starting with the three month long citizens’ led candlelight movement, calling for the impeachment of Former President Park Geun-hye over corruption, leading to the parliament and the constitutional court confirming

Read more

[ADN Statement] Democracy and Justice Prevails in South Korea

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Democracy and Justice Prevails in South Korea March 11, 2017, Seoul, Korea - The Asia Democracy Network congratulates South Korea on its perseverance of rule of law and democracy. It has been three months since the people of Korea took to the streets participating in peaceful demonstrations weekly, resisting and calling for the impeachment of President Park Geun Hye after a corruption scandal was revealed.  Since the South Korean

Read more

[Joint Statement] CSOs call for the immediate implementation of the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention #FREETHE5KH

[pdfviewer]http://adn21.asia/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/CSOs-call-for-the-immediate-implementation-of-the-decision-of-the-UN-WGAD_ENG-25-Jan.pdf[/pdfviewer]   CSOs call for the immediate implementation of the decision of the UN WGAD_ENG - 25 Jan

Read more