Asian
Federation
Against Involuntary
Disappearances

May 1 – 31, 2017

Odhikar believes that democracy is not merely a process of electing a ruler; it is the result of the peoples’ struggle for inalienable rights, which become the fundamental premise to constitute the State. Therefore, the individual freedoms and democratic aspirations of the citizens – and consequently, peoples’ collective rights and responsibilities - must be the foundational principles of the State.

Read more ...

April 1 – 30, 2017

Extrajudicial killings
Torture and inhuman treatment
Enforced disappearances
Public lynching
Political violence
Collecting information of leaders of the opposition parties by
Special Branch of Police
Electoral system and local government
Hindrance to freedom of assembly
Hindrance to freedom of expression and the media
Situation of workers’ rights
Extremism and human rights
Bangladesh-India relations
Violence against Women
Activities of Odhikar hindered

Read more ...

United Nations Human Rights Council
27th Session, Geneva, Switzerland
May 1-12, 2017

Read more ...

FORUM-WORKSHOP ON
“EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10353: A COLLECTIVE ENDEAVOR”

PROCEEDINGS

Some 176 representatives from government and non-government sectors gathered for the Forum-Workshop on “Effective Implementation of Republic Act No. 10353: A Collective Endeavor” on March 6, 2013 at the GT Toyota Auditorium of the University of the Philippines Asian Center (UP-AC) in Diliman, Quezon City. Jointly organized by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND), and the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), the forum-workshop was supported by the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines, and co-hosted by the UP Asian Center.

Read more ...

Joint Submission of AFAD and FIND (with the support of Misereor)
Third Cycle of the UN Universal Periodic Review
May 2017

upmay2017b

Read more ...

the voice