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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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[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

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[Job Vacancy] ADN Secretary General (Full Time)

Asia Democracy Network Job Vacancy Secretary General (Full-Time)  Application Deadline: 25 September 2017 Asia Democracy Network (ADN) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified person to oversee all operations, functions, and activities in accordance with the vision and mission as the head of the Secretariat.  The Secretary General, accountable to the Steering Committee of the ADN, will work remotely in his/her home base country coordinating

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[Side Event] “Envisioning the UN Guiding Principles on Local Government and Human Rights; Learning from Human Rights Cities”

Side Event on the Occasion of the Inter-sessional Panel on Local Government and Human Rights of the UN Human Rights Council “Envisioning the UN Guiding Principles on Local Government and Human Rights; Learning from Human Rights Cities” UNOG, Geneva, September 4, 2017, 1.30 – 3 PM   International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (INFID), partner with United Cities and Local Government - The Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory

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Asia Democracy Conference (ADC) / Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta, Indonesia - From August 21-22, the Asia Democracy Network and the Korea Democracy Foundation with the support of the Asia  Foundation and local host INFID held a semi-academic Asia Democracy Conference in Jakarta, Indonesia.The main purpose is to assess the state of democracy in terms of emerging challenges and opportunities with the goal of developing collective perspectives and strategies for international cooperation and solidarity

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[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

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