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
2021
Indonesia:  Overview of public policies for the protection of human rights defenders The situation of HRDs in Indonesia and the...
Forum - Asia
2020
Joint statement from the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), Human Rights Watch (HRW), Protection International (PI),...
Protection International
2021
Brief compilation of the main mechanisms for the protection of human rights defenders in Thailand. a.         National Human Rights...
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...
Office of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand.
2021
The Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) has started to assume its duties. The NHRCT is well aware of the challenges it...
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...