Asian States Must Cooperate Fully with UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders
28 March 2014 9:25 pm

(Bangkok/Geneva, 28 March 2014) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a regional human rights group, has expressed concern over the lack of cooperation of a number of Asian states with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders in 2013. The regional human rights group said this following [ Read more ]

Nepal : Open Letter to Prime Minister on the Threats against HRD by the UCPN-M Affiliated Magazine
10 February 2012 11:27 am

Rt. Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister of Nepal Fax: +977 1 4211 086 Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Nepal: WHRD IC condemns the harassment of Ms. Bimala Tamang and the National Alliance of WHRD Team.
2 February 2012 1:18 pm

26th January 2012 The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC) is concerned about reports from our partners in Nepal – the National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD) – regarding actions allegedly taken by the Government of Nepal to forcibly evict almost 8,000 persons living on the banks of the Bagmati River [ Read more ]

17th HRC Regular Session: UPR Plenary on Nepal
7 June 2011 8:35 am

17th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 6: Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Plenary on Nepal Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Oral Statement Delivered by Ms. Pooja Patel Tuesday, 7 June 2011 Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA delivers this statement on behalf of the Nepal NGO Coalition for the UPR [ Read more ]

Nepal NGO Coalition Urges the Government to Take Proactive Leadership in Fulfilling Its Human Rights
26 January 2011 6:37 am

(25 January 2011, Geneva/Kathmandu) Today Nepal underwent its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a process which involves a review of the human rights records of all 192 UN member States once every four years under the auspices of the UN Human Rights Council. During the three-hour session, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign [ Read more ]

BHUTAN – 32,000 Bhutanese refugees resettled so far; resettlement programme has become its largest
30 June 2010 11:15 am

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Saturday announced that the resettlement of refugees from Bhutan in Nepal has become its largest resettlement programme worldwide. Issuing a statement on the eve of World Refugee Day (20 June), the UN refugee agency informed that 32,000 refugees from Bhutan have departed to the United States and other [ Read more ]

NEPAL – FORUM-ASIA chairperson refuses honour by government
15 June 2010 3:10 am

Subodh Raj Pyakurel, chairperson of FORUM-ASIA, refused the decoration by the Nepali government. Other nominees included the people responsible for the “Kalanki massacre” in 2006, and he released a statement below on 31 May 2010. On 2 June, the council of ministers decided to scrap the two medals conferred to controversial police officers. The news [ Read more ]

NEPAL – Nepal parties urged to extend terms of constituent assembly
2 June 2010 1:06 am

(Bangkok, 26 May 2010) – Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM ASIA), a regional network of 46 human rights organizations working across Asia, has expressed its deep concern over the ongoing uncertainty over the term of the Constituent Assembly which is set to expire on May 28. Following the signing of the historic [ Read more ]