Asia Rights

Journal of Human Rights, Media and Society in Asia and the Pacific

ASIA-WIDE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS

Some of the major Asia-wide human rights groups are listed below.

If you have questions or comments, or would like to add your organization to this directory, please contact the organizer on tessams1@yahoo.co.jp

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ASIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

India based independent body “dedicated to promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Asian region”. Work focuses mainly on South Asia (including Nepal and Bhutan), Afghanistan and Thailand.

WEBSITE: http://www.achrweb.org/index.htm

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ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

“Independent non-governmental which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations.”

Based in Hongkong. Campaigns for adoption of a Human Rights Charter and runs a Human Rights Correspondence School (http://www.hrschool.org/ )

Has individual sites for a number of Asian countries.

WEBSITE: http://www.ahrchk.net/index.php

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ASIA PACIFIC FORUM

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions “provides a framework for national human rights institutions to work together and cooperate on a regional basis through a wide range of services including training, capacity building, networks and staff exchanges.” Member countries extend from Palestinian Territories in west to Australia and Timor Leste in east.

WEBSITE: http://www.asiapacificforum.net/

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FORUM-ASIA: ASIAN FORUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT

“FORUM-ASIA is a membership-based regional human rights organisation committed to the promotion and protection of all human rights including the right to development.” Based in the Philippines, FORUM-ASIA has over 40 member organizations from across South, Southeast and Northeast Asia

WEBSITE: http://www.forum-asia.org/

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