Monthly Archives: March 2014

[Information] ADN/I4/2013/NOV Launching of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN)

ADN/I4/2013/NOV 2014 December 27 Dear Friends, We hope we find you well amidst your endeavors for democracy. Continuing the momentum of the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) Launching, we are excited to announce the inaugural meeting of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) that will take place from November 25-26 in Seoul hosted by the East Asia Institute (EAI). As a key pillar within ADN, ADRN aims to establish a research network in Asia to promote

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[Information] ADN/I3/2013/NOV Gwangju Human Rights Prize

ADN/I3/2013/NOV Dear Friends, Greetings from the ADN Secretariat in Seoul. We have received exciting information from the May 18 Foundation, participating organization in the ADN Founding Assembly! We want to relay to you about their call for nominations for their Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2014. Please spread the word and if you know of a human rights defender that you feel is appropriate for this prize please nominate! Two of our ADN participants,

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[Information] ADN/S2/2013/OCT UN Special Rapporteur of Freedom of Assembly and of Association Maina Kiai to Present Report at the UN General Assembly

ADN/S2/2013/OCT Dear Friends, We have received information regarding UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai’s appearance at the UN General Assembly to report worldwide threats to freedom of assembly and associations during election periods. Please, refer below for detailed information. Behalf of Korean Democracy Network (KDN) _______________________________________________________________ Dear friends & partners, UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai

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[Information] ADN/I1/2013/OCT Founding Assembly of ADN

ADN/I1/2013/OCT 28 October 2013 Dear ADN Friends, Greetings from Seoul! Hope the rest of your stay after the ADN Founding Assembly in Korea was fruitful and your return journey home safe and pleasant. To continue the momentum of advocating democracy, we would like to share with you the Seoul Democracy Declaration and Charter of Principles which was adopted at the official launching ceremony of the ADN and its program on 22 October 2013. The results

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[Statement] ADN/S5/2014/JAN ADN Welcomes the Passing of the UN Resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

ADN/S5/2014/JAN 6 January 2014 Dear Friends, The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) welcomes the recent passing of the United Nations (UN) resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age” by the General Assembly on 19 December 2013. Rapid technological advancement has created abundant channels of communication creating avenues for individuals and institutions to conduct surveillance, interception and data collection. In this current state, our concerns

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[Statement] ADN/S4/2013/DEC Human Rights Day

ADN/S4/2013/DEC Dear Friends, Sixty five years ago today, after the atrocities against mankind during World War II, the international community came together to create a consensus and define the insufficient definition of basic fundamental rights human beings are entitled to and adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Thereafter, 20 years ago the Vienna Declaration was adopted reaffirming the rights established in the UDHR. This

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[Statement]ADN/S2/2013/NOV Asian Democracy Advocates Call for the Observance of Peaceful and Transparent Elections

ADN/S2/2013/NOV Press Statement Asian Democracy Advocates Call for the Observance of Peaceful and Transparent Elections 17 November 2013   On the historical occasion of the Nepal Constituent Assembly (CA) Elections to be held on 19 November 2013, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses its deep solidarity with the people struggling for genuine democracy and calls for the observance of peaceful and transparent elections. As a newly established

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[Statement] ADN/S1/2013/OCT NEW ASIAN CIVIL SOCIETY DEMOCRACY NETWORK SEEKS PARTICIPATION IN BALI DEMOCRACY FORUM

ADN/S1/2013/OCT Dear Friends, Greetings from ADN Secretariat. We wanted to update you on news on the movement. Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and INFID representing ADN have released a statement seeking participation at the 6th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF). ADN, supporting BDF in its objective of consolidating democracy and promoting pluralistic society in Asia, it calls for the support of the democratization, human rights,

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Human Rights Defender Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen OMI Released from Police Custody
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  Human Rights Defender Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen OMI Released from Police Custody   Sri Lanka - We have been informed that prominent Human Rights defenders Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen OMI have been released from police custody on 19 March 2014 at 1:30am. The two activists were arrested and detained by the police Terrorism Investigation Department (TID) under provisions of the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) on 16 March 2014

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[Call for Action] Arrest and detention of Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen, OMI
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Press Release from Law and Society Trust and the Asian Human Rights Commission 17th  March, 2014   Arrest and Detention of Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen, OMI   The Law and Society Trust is deeply disturbed by the arrest of former staff member of the Law and Society Trust, Mr. Ruki Fernando and Fr. Praveen, OMI from Kilinochchi on Sunday 16th March 2014.   Mr. Fernando worked with the Law and Society Trust for five years until April

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