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ANFREL congratulates the Philippines on successful holding of 2016 National and Local Elections, notes challenges ahead

May 11th, 2016

ANFREL congratulates the Philippines on successful holding of 2016 National and Local Elections, notes challenges ahead Manila, Philippines– The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to congratulate the Philippines for holding the 2016 national and local elections in a generally free and fair manner. ANFREL applauds the Filipino people for their active participation in […]

FORUM-ASIA Open Letter to PM Cambodia Re: End legal harassment of Cambodian human rights defenders including ADHOC staff members

May 10th, 2016

We, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), along with our 56 member organisations from other 18 countries across Asia, call upon you to immediately drop all charges and end the legal harassment of six human rights defenders (HRDs) who are being implicated in false propaganda. These HRDs include four senior members of […]

Human Rights Monitoring Report of April 2016

May 3rd, 2016

Further hindrance to freedom of expression and the media Political violence and vote rigging in Union Parishad elections Extrajudicial killings Shooting in the legs of detainees Allegations of enforced disappearance Public lynching continues Human rights violations along the border Human rights abuses on members of minority communities Violence against women Hindrance to human rights activities […]

ANFREL Quarterly e-Bulletin (January – March 2016)

April 28th, 2016

Here is ANFREL’s E-bulletin featuring election-related news from all over Asia. This issue covers the period of January – March 2016 and it highlights recent election-related developments in the region, ANFREL activities, and contributions from ANFREL members and network. We  continue to encourage ANFREL members and friends to contribute articles for this quarterly publication. For questions and suggestions, feel […]

Joint Statement on the Referendum of the Draft Constitution to be held on August 7, 2016 by the Platform of Concerned Citizens

April 28th, 2016

Announcement on the “Joint Statement on the Referedum of the Draft Constitution to be held on August 7, 2016” and the discussion platforms on the constitution and sustainable development by Platform of Concerned Citizens (POC) Date: Monday, 25th April 2016 Time: 16.00 – 16.30 Venue: Small Conference Room, 12th Floor, Kasem Udhayanin Building, Political Science […]

BERSIH 2.0 co-recipient of 2016 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

April 21st, 2016

The Announcement of 2016 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Recipients  The 2016 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Committee has chosen Nguyen Dan Que and BERSIH 2.0 (Gabungan Pilihanraya Bersih dan Adil), as the co-recipient of the Prize. Nguyen Dan Que is a Vietnamese pro-democracy activist in Saigon and BERSIH 2.0 is the Coalition for Clean […]

Thailand: Human rights groups condemn NCPO Order 13/2016 and urgefor it to be revoked immediately

April 5th, 2016

(Bangkok, 5 April 2016) – Thailand must immediately revoke National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order 13/2016 which confers sweeping powers on the Royal Thai Armed Forces in contravention of human rights and the rule of law, said the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI), Asian Forum for […]

ANFREL Concerned about Prosecution of Human Rights Defenders and Electoral Reformers in Malaysia

February 15th, 2016

His Excellency Dato’ Sri Haji Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaysia Office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Main Block, Perdana Putra Building Federal Government Administrative Centre, 62502 Putrajaya, Malaysia   Re: Statement on the continuing persecution and attempt to silence Adam Adli Your Excellency: The Asian […]

ANFREL Quarterly E-bulletin (October – December 2015)

January 26th, 2016

Here is ANFREL’s E-bulletin featuring election-related news from all over Asia. This issue covers the period October – December 2015 and it highlights recent election-related developments in the region, ANFREL activities, and contributions from ANFREL members and network. We  continue to encourage ANFREL members and friends to contribute articles for this quarterly publication. For questions and […]

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