Tag archive of Human rights

[EVENT] Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum
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  Gwangju World Human Rights Cities Forum Happening Now! In collaboration with Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies, Asia Development Alliance, UCLG and KOICA, ADN organized the International Human Rights Cities Network Workshop in Gwangju, Korea. Jinho Song, Vice-President of KOICA and Jong-je Jeong, Vice-Mayor of Gwangju Metropolitan City gave the opening remarks. Former ADN Secretary General Anselmo Lee is

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[STATEMENT] PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately
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  PAKISTAN: Rights Activists Detained and Arrested for Taking Part in Peace Rally Must Be Released Immediately   October 16, 2018 SEOUL, KOREA – Pakistan’s arrest of rights activist is an attempt to silence the voice of the people, an increasing trend of suppression in the country. Pakistan authorities started to crack down on those who participated and organized in a peaceful rally that took place in August 2018, in which thousands gathered

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[EVENT] International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop (Oct 19-20)
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International Human Rights Cities Network (HRC-Net) Workshop: Localizing SDGs and Peace in Human Rights Cities – Pathways for Peaceful, Just, Inclusive and Sustainable Communities Date: October 19-20, 2018 Location: Gwangju, South Korea Co-Organizers: Gwangju Metropolitan City, Korean Association of Human Rights Studies (KAHRS), Asia Development Alliance (ADA), and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN) in partnership with the United Cities and Local

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[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS
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[STATEMENT] BANGLADESH: MUST ENSURE BASIC FREEDOMS LEADING UP TO THE ELECTIONS SEOUL, KOREA - Leading up to the 2018 general elections in Bangladesh, there has been escalated suppression of people’s freedom in expressing their views and criticism. In early August, thousands of Bangladesh students took to the streets in protest against the authorities demanding road safety improvements. What was a peaceful protest by the students ended in violence

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[ADN Statement] CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY
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    CAMBODIA MUST REMEDY ITS DETERIORATING DEMOCRACY   Seoul, Korea – The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) welcomes the series of release of a few political prisoners who have been detained by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in the recent years. Land rights and human rights defender, Tep Vany was released on 20 Aug 2018 after being unjustly imprisoned for almost two years. Meanwhile on August 21st, the Phnom Penh Municipal Court also

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[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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