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[Fellowship Opportunity] Korea Democracy Foundation Research Fellowship 2018

The Korea Democracy Foundation is accepting applications for its annual research fellowship program. The fellowship is available for research focused on the Democratization and democracy of Asia.   Research fellows will be expected to complete one research paper for publication in the KDF’s Journal <Memory and vision> or KDF’s Working Paper (November 2018) and present at Asia Democracy Conference 2018(August 2018).   These funded research

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[ADN Statement] Terrorist Labeling of Indigenous Rights and UN Representative Shows Inauspicious State of Human Rights in the Philippines

PRESS STATEMENT TERRORIST LABELING OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND UN REPRESENTATIVE SHOWS INAUSPICIOUS STATE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES Seoul, 15 March 2018. The Asia Democracy Network expresses deep regret over the decision by the Philippine government declaring over 600 individuals including indigenous rights groups and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Tauli-Corpuz, as “terrorist”. Such a move poses a direct

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[Event] Open Call for Applicant: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy

    Open Call for Applicants RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy “Empowering Youth to Lead” What: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy is a platform for youth activists from the Asia Region to gather and share and exchange their experiences with democracy and human rights activism.   Under the theme “Empowering Youth to Lead” we will be implementing a program where youth activists will share their experiences

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[ADN Statement] Maldives Deepening Political Crisis: Condemnation to the Unlawful state of emergency

Maldives Deepening Political Crisis: Condemnation to the Unlawful state of emergency     Seoul, Korea – On February 6, 2018   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses grave concern on the deepening political crisis in the Maldives after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency for the country. The decree immediately was followed by the arrest of Supreme Court justices and former President Abdul Gayoom. ADN emphasizes that

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ADN Welcomes Ichal Supriadi as Secretary General

ADN Welcomes Ichal Supriadi as Secretary-General   The Asia Democracy Network welcomes Mr. Ichal Supriadi as the 3rd Secretary-General to take office for the regional network. Mr. Supriadi has over 10 years’ experience in promoting democratic values in the region through election monitoring. He has worked in the field of elections since 1998 through KIPP Indonesia on election monitoring and observation. He continued his work on the regional

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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

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[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

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People Power Under Attack – CIVICUS Monitor Findings Oct. 2017

nce 2016 the Asia Democracy Network has contributed as a research partner to the CIVICUS Monitor project. The CIVICUS Monitor is a collaboration among CIVICUS and civil society actors from across the globe monitoring the status of civil society space. The ADN has contributed by covering various countries in Asia. The CIVICUS Monitor has recently released a Findings Report Oct. 2017, analyzing and summarizing the findings of the status of civil society

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[Event] 2017 World Human Rights Cities Forum – ADN Organized Events

Gwangju, Korea - From September 14-17, 2017, the 2017 World Human Rights Citiies Forum was held. The World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF) has been held annually in order to implement the vision of a human rights city as articulated in the Gwangju Declaration on Human Rights Cities, adopted in WHRCF 2011. The forum upholds and further develops the spirit of the May 18 Democratization Movement along with the value of the Asian Human Rights Charter

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[Events] 9th Community of Democracies Ministerial

9th Community of Democracies Ministerial Date: September 12-15, 2017 Location: Washington D.C., USA Leaders of the world’s democracies come together every two years for a Ministerial Conference that reconfirms their commitment to core democratic principles and sets the global agenda for the Community of Democracies. More than 100 Participating States are joined by representatives of civil society, as well as lawmakers and businesspeople who are

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