The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI) has unveiled its much-anticipated ANNI Report 2023, shedding light on the performance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across Asia. This launch marks a significant moment, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Principles, providing an opportunity for reflection on NHRIs’ progress over the past three decades.
One remarkable feature of this year’s report is the inclusion of a quantitative assessment alongside the traditional qualitative analysis. For the first time, ANNI and its members have developed and conducted a comprehensive evaluation of NHRIs’ performance in the countries covered in the report. This approach promises a more nuanced understanding of NHRIs’ effectiveness in safeguarding human rights in their respective regions.
The ANNI Report 2023 launch took place during the 10th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum (AHRDF10) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For those unable to attend the event in person, ANNI organized a live-streaming of the launch, ensuring that people from around the world could gain insights into the report’s findings and analysis.
The report’s release was eagerly anticipated by human rights advocates, policymakers, and scholars, as it offers a comprehensive overview of the state of human rights institutions in Asia and their achievements and challenges. This initiative would not have been possible without the support and dedication of individuals and organizations who collaborated with ANNI to compile and present this valuable resource.
To access the ANNI Report 2023 and gain a deeper understanding of NHRIs’ performance in Asia, you can visit FORUM-ASIA’s YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter) channels for the livestream recording. ANNI has also shared an event poster and a Concept Note to provide additional context and information about this milestone publication.