Tag archive of Human rights

[STATEMENT] JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny
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JOINT STATEMENT: Civil Society Groups Call for the Release of Tep Vanny Phnom Penh, 14 August 2018 - Land activist and human rights defender Tep Vanny has been unjustly detained for two years, for defending the rights of the Boeung Kak Lake community and her fellow Cambodians. We, the undersigned civil society organisations and communities, condemn her ongoing imprisonment and call on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release

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[STATEMENT] Joint Letter to UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
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To the President of Bangladesh, H.E. Md Abdul Hamid Bangladesh: Release all those arbitrarily arrested and investigate police abuse Dear President Hamid, We are writing to express our concerns about serious violations of civic freedoms perpetrated during recent protests in Bangladesh. We urge your government to take immediate steps to address these issues in accordance with your international human rights obligations. Our organisations are concerned

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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS
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JOINT OPEN LETTER TO GENERAL PRAYUT CHAN-O-CHA: CONCERNS REGARDING THE ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF PEACEFUL PROTESTERS 5 June 2018 Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha Government House Pitsanulok Road, Dusit Bangkok 10300, Thailand   Re: Concerns regarding arrest and prosecution of peaceful protesters   Dear Prime Minister, We are writing to you with regards to the recent arrest and charging of pro-democracy activists for their participation

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[Statement] A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER
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A CALL FOR ASIAN DEMOCRATS TO FOSTER UNITY THROUGH PROMOTING AND DEFENDING DEMOCRACY TOGETHER   Dakar, 9 May 2018 The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) expresses concern for the regression of democracy in the region. ADN calls for democratic unity of all democracy advocates to defend democracy in their home countries and offer solidarity to those countries in democracy crisis. Taking part in the Ninth Global Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy

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ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal / STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA
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ADN Side Event at the 9th World Movement for Democracy Assembly in Dakar, Senegal   STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC UNITY IN ASIA  Democracy Lounge Networking Session: Wednesday, May 9 [3:45 pm – 5:45 pm] King Fahd Palace Hotel, Room C06   The forum will be a platform gathering democracy advocates from Asia to discuss ways and strategies to establish regional cooperation to progress democratic norms and order. The session will stream the discussion

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[ADN Statement] MAYDAY – PROTECTING LABOR RIGHTS PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
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  MAYDAY – PROTECTING LABOR RIGHTS PROMOTES HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY Bangkok, May 1, 2018—In the occasion of May Day – International Workers’ Day, the Asia democracy Network stands in solidarity and pay tribute to all laborers and the working classes that is the backbone to the foundation of a society. ADN supports and recognizes the importance of the international labor movement to protect laborers from harsh working conditions and

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ADN/CIVICUS Collaborative Op-Ed [Jakarta Post] Human rights at risk for ASEAN citizens
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ADN/CIVICUS Collaborative Op-Ed [Jakarta Post] Human rights at risk for ASEAN citizens Ichal Supriadi and Josef Benedict Bangkok | Thu, April 26, 2018 | 02:01 pm Silent protest: A woman covered in mud stages a protest during the commemoration of Human Rights Day. The woman is representing the victims of the Sidoarjo Mudflow. (JP/Jerry Adiguna) As the 10 heads of state from ASEAN gather for the group’s latest summit in Singapore this week to discuss

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[Fellowship Opportunity] Korea Democracy Foundation Research Fellowship 2018
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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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[Event] Open Call for Applicant: RISE&LEAD: Youth Leadership Forum on Democracy
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    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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[Side Event] “Envisioning the UN Guiding Principles on Local Government and Human Rights; Learning from Human Rights Cities”
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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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