Promoting collaboration and partnerships

Graphic: APF members take part in a workshop discussion


One of the great strengths of the APF is the strong sense of collegiality that exists between our members.

Despite the diverse social, cultural and political environments in which they operate, our members are committed to sharing experiences, exchanging information and working collaboratively to address common human rights challenges.

The APF holds an Annual Meeting which provides members with the opportunity to discuss, debate and develop a strong, collective voice on these and other pressing issues.

Every second year, we hosts a major conference in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. It is the largest regular human rights event in the Asia Pacific region.

In addition, the APF convenes professional networks to support Commissioners and staff from APF member institutions to share information and resources, develop cooperative partnerships and establish "best practice" standards. These currently include the Senior Executive Officers Network and the APF Communications Network.


Graphic: Man sits alone in a cell

20th APF Annual Meeting and Biennial Conference

Mongolia

Preventing torture and protecting the rights of people held in places of detention was the focus of the APF’s Third Biennial Conference.



Image credits

  1. APF members take part in a workshop discussion - APF/Michael Power