Asia

Asia has joined the discussion and adoption of national legislation later than the Americas and Africa, and has done so mostly since 2017 (with the exception of initial discussions in Nepal around 2009). The first law passed as such in the region was in Mongolia (2021).

As of mid-2021, the list of countries with protection policies in Asia is as follows:

  • Law in force: Mongolia
  • Decree or sub-national regulation: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan
  • Discussions in force: Philippines, Thailand
  • Previous debates, not currently taken up: Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Nepal
2019
ISHR A Bill seeking to prevent human rights violations and abuses against human rights defenders has passed through three readings...
2018
SHRI A.P. JITHENDER REDDY, M.P. Bill to ensure protection of individuals, groups, associations engaged in protection and promotion of human...
2016
OHCHR Under Section 12 (i) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, one of the function of the Commission...
2014
ISHR (Geneva) – India should develop a national law on the protection of human rights defenders and strengthen the capacity...
2021
Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner GENEVA (18 March 2021) – A UN expert today called on the Philippine...
2021
Senate of the Philippines Senate Bill 1699 (18-02-2021) Explanatory note (extracts) (…) This proposed legislation, which underwent a process of...
2015
Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions The guidelines were developed by the Commission in recognition of its role...
2021
FIDH 19 May 2021 Afghanistan: Joint call for an immediate end to attacks against human rights defenders and need for...