The Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) is a member-based organisation, established in 1996 and made up of national human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific region. The APF facilitates the formation and growth of national human rights institutions by providing training, networking and resource sharing.
The APF currently has a membership of 19 national human rights institutions representing countries from all parts of the Asia Pacific. Membership of the APF is open to all national human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific region that have been accredited by the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (ICC).
SUHAKAM was admitted as a full member (an institution which meets the minimum standards in the United Nations-endorsed Paris Principles) of the APF in 2002 and has been actively participating in APF’s meetings and activities since then.