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[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

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[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

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[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

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May 17 Deadline Extended! Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy (AYLD) 2017 – Renewing Asian Youth Power for Democracy

  n  Sub.: Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy (AYLD) 2017 - Renewing Asian Youth Power for Democracy n  Venue: Gwangju and Seoul, South Korea n  Dates: May 13-20, 2017   It is a great pleasure to invite you to the first Asian Youth Leadership Forum for Democracy (AYLD) to be held in Seoul and Gwangju from 13 to 20 May 2017.   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) in collaboration with the Innovation for Change (I4C) East Asia Hub,

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[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

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Call for Nominations: Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2017

The May 18th Memorial Foundation has announced its call for nominations for their 2017 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2017. Please spread widely! Dear Respected Human Right Colleagues and Activists,  Greetings from the May 18 Memorial Foundation, We hope you are doing well. It is immense pleasure to inform you that, The May 18 Memorial Foundation cordially inviting the nominations for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2017 and Gwangju Prize

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Deadline Extended: Innovation for Change Job Announcement: Program Director, Program Manager, and Communication Officer

Friends! The Innovation for Change (I4C) just released a job announcement for three new positions: Positions: Program Director, Program Manager, and Communication Officer Deadlines have been extended! 1 For Programme Director the deadline for applications is 13 January 2017. 2 For Programme Manager and Communications and Info Officer, the deadline for applications is 31 January 2017. Refer to the attached descriptions for more info. Innovation for

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[Statement] International Human Rights Day: Asian Governments Must Uphold the Right to Democracy

For Immediate Release International Human Rights Day: Asian Governments Must Uphold the Right to Democracy (Seoul, 10 December 2016) On this International Human Rights Day that is celebrated all over the world, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN), congratulate the peoples of Asia for their determined and continued struggle for the right to democracy as enshrined in Article 21 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which stipulates that “The

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[ADN Statement] Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out against ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi should speak out against ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas (Photo Credit: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain) (Seoul, 30 November 2016) The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) calls on Aung San Suu Kyi, the icon of democracy for Myanmar and Nobel peace prize laureate, to unequivocally condemn the ongoing ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas in the Rakhine state. It is no longer tenable for Aung San Suu Kyi, who is virtually

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[ADN Statement] Malaysia: Chair of Electoral Reform Movement – Bersih 2.0, Maria Chin Should be Released

For Immediate Release 24 November 2016 Malaysia: Chair of Electoral Reform Movement – Bersih 2.0, Maria Chin Should be Released    (Photo Credit: Edgar Su-Reuters) (Seoul, 24 November 2016) The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) condemns the arbitrary arrest and detention of Maria Chin Abdullah, the chairperson of the electoral reform movement, Bersih 2.0, on broad and dubious charges of undermining parliamentary democracy. We deplore the police

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