Monthly Archives: October 2014

Asia Democracy Network Celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary!
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Asia Democracy Network Celebrates its 1st Year Anniversary!  October 22, 2014 - A year ago today, the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) was born as a platform to strengthen the voices for solidarity among peoples and civil society in Asia. In Olympia Hall of the Parktel Hotel of Seoul, Korea civil society activists, human rights defenders, democracy advocates, and those in the government and private sectors gathered to launch the ADN.  This historic

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HONG KONG: OCLP strongly condemns police use of extrajudicial punishment and demands investigation of use of excessive force against protesters
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-FST-077-2014 October 15, 2014 A Statement from the Occupy Central with Love and Peace, Hong Kong SAR forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) HONG KONG: OCLP strongly condemns police use of extrajudicial punishment and demands investigation of use of excessive force against protesters This morning, in an attempt to forcibly disperse the crowd outside the Chief Executive's Office at Lung Wo Road and the adjacent

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City of Ulaanbaatar initiative in combating corruption and improving transparency Transparent Ulaanbaatar 2014: Anti-Corruption Forum
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City of Ulaanbaatar initiative in combating corruption and improving transparency Transparent Ulaanbaatar 2014: Anti-Corruption Forum   Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – From October 6-7, 2014, the city of Ulaanbaatar opened the Transparent Ulaanbaatar 2014: Anti-Corruption Forum was open in attendance of over 200 guests from 16 countries from the city and national government, civil society, academia and the business sector. The first day of the conference

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Joint Statement: Cambodia at a Crossroads New Laws Would Limit Freedoms
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For Immediate Release Cambodia at a Crossroads New Laws Would Limit Freedoms 10 October 2014: Set against a background of endemic corruption, unsustainably low wages and impoverishing confiscations of land, Cambodia is considering a series of laws that will severely restrict human rights and the activities of civil society organisations working on these issues, according to a team of international experts visiting the country. Five new laws - on

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ADN Statement on Indonesia’s Scrapping of Direct Local Elections and Freedom of Assembly During the BDF
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Asian civil society organizations concerned over scrapping of Indonesia’s direct local elections and suppression of freedom of assembly during Bali Democracy Forum Statement in Conjunction with the 2014 Bali Civil Society Forum and Bali Democracy Forum Bali, Indonesia / 9 October 2014 The Asian Democracy Network (ADN) expresses our deep concern in solidarity with 11 Indonesian civil society organisations (CSOs) that the controversial passage of

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ADN Condemns the Violent Crackdown of Pro-Democracy Protestors
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ADN Condemns the Violent Crackdown of Pro-Democracy Protestors September 29, 2014 ADN Condemns the Violent Crackdown of Pro-Democracy Protestors   The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) condemns the violent crackdown on the peaceful pro- democracy protesters. We condemn the suppression of freedom of speech and assembly in Hong Kong and call on the protection of the basic rights of free speech, assembly, religion and free press guaranteed by the Basic

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