APF Forum Council

Graphic: Members of the Forum Council at APF Annual Meeting


The Forum Council is the decision-making body of the APF. Established by the APF Constitution, the Forum Council operates as the APF's "board of directors".

The Forum Council sets the APF's policies and priorities, decides membership applications and exercises all the powers set out in the constitution.

The Forum Council is made up of senior representatives from the APF's full members. Each full member nominates one voting councillor to participate on the Forum Council.

Forum Councillors can establish 'committees of councillors' to administer different aspects of the APF's operations. For example, a management committee has been established to oversee the operations of the APF.

They can also establish 'advisory committees' to examine issues and provide opinions and advice to the APF, such as the Advisory Council of Jurists.

Meetings

The Forum Council meets each year as part of the APF Annual Meeting and on other occasions as required.

Policy

Annual General Meeting Rules of Procedure

20 Aug 2015  
Policy

Forum Councillors Meeting Rules of Procedure

09 Sep 2015  
Policy

APF Chairperson's Guide

09 Sep 2015  
Policy

APF Members' Guide

09 Sep 2015  
More resources

Forum Councillors

Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission
Dr Sima Samar

Australian Human Rights Commission
Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher

Australian Human Rights Commission
Ms Padma Raman (non-voting councillor)*

National Human Rights Commission of India
Shri Justice H.L. Dattu

Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights
Mr Ahmad Damanik

Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
Tan Sri Hasmy Agam

National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia
Mr Jamsran Byambadorj

National Human Rights Commission of Nepal
Justice Anup Raj Sharma

Jordan National Centre for Human Rights
Mr Muhammad Adnan Al-Bahkeet

Human Rights Commission of New Zealand
Mr David Rutherford

Palestinian Independent Commission on Human Rights
Mr Issam Younis

Philippines Commission on Human Rights
Mr Jose Luis Martin Gascon

National Human Rights Committee of Qatar
Mr Ali Saeed Alowair

National Human Rights Commission of Korea
Justice Lee Sung-Ho

Ombudsman of Samoa
Mr Maiava Lulai Toma

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand
Professor Amara Pongsapich

Timor Leste Office of the Provedor for Human Rights and Justice
Mr Silverio Pinto Baptista

APF secretariat
Mr Kieren Fitzpatrick (Secretary)

*As the APF is a company limited by guarantee under the Australian Corporations Law, it is required to have at least two Australian board members. Only one of the Australian Forum Councillors has voting rights.


Image credits

  1. Members of the Forum Council at APF Annual Meeting - National Human Rights Commission of Thailand