Today, we are working in Cambodia, Myanmar, China, Indonesia, and regionally throughout Asia. We have offices in Jakarta and Phnom Penh. We began our work in Asia in 1996.


Our work in China

For more than two decades, we have worked to strengthen academic and justice institutions and networks for the promotion and protection of human rights in China.

The China Programme 

Our work in Regional Asia

We are currently implementing the 2017-2021 Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development that aims to contribute to a just, inclusive and sustainable development in the region. It does this by mutually reinforcing protection of human rights, gender equality and the environment.

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Our work in Cambodia


We have been involved in human rights work in Cambodia since 2008. We opened an office in Phnom Penh in 2013.

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Myanmar National Human Rights Commission outreach

We initiated our cooperation on human rights capacity building in Myanmar in late 2011, as the first international organisation to engage in human rights capacity building with their newly established national human rights institution. We currently have no activities in Myanmar.

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We initiated activities in Indonesia in 1999. An office was established in Jakarta in 2005. Our work in Indonesia focuses on supporting the implementation of the Regional Asia Programme on Human Rights and Sustainable Development (2017-2021).  In particular, we work to promote the concept of human rights cities and foster a local dialogue around challenges and solutions related to the human rights, gender equality, environment and SDGs.

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