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NEPAL: Diluted proportional electoral system

Monday, 16 October 2017, 8:04 pm | AHRC

The government has announced the date for elections in the Federal and Provincial levels, with the Election Commission (EC) deciding to conduct the polls in two phases: the Member of House of Representatives (Federal Legislative) elections will be held ... More >>

NEPAL: One-man struggle for medical sector reform

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:49 am | AHRC

Dr. Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Nepal’s Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), was compelled to start his 13th hunger strike on 5 October 2017, after the government failed to ... More >>

Indonesia irresponsibly denies human rights violations

Friday, 6 October 2017, 6:54 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is very disappointed at the Indonesian government’s irresponsible denial of human rights violations in Papua and West Papua province. Far from taking steps to improve the human rights condition there, the government ... More >>

INDONESIA: Stop persecution against human rights activists

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:44 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the attacks against the right to freedom of expression, opinion and peaceful assembly that have occurred frequently over the past year in Indonesia. These have occurred despite constitutional and legal ... More >>

The Asian Charter for Human Rights

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:43 pm | AHRC

WORLD: How should the work on the Asian Charter for Human Rights be carried forward? by Basil Fernando The following is a presentation made at a workshop organized by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the May 18th Foundation (14-16th September ... More >>

INDIA: The murder of the ‘other’

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 2:29 pm | AHRC

INDIA: The murder of the ‘other’ ‘In India, Another Government Critic Is Silenced by Bullets’, is how the New York Times reported the murder of Gauri Lankesh, a gutsy journalist known for her fierce opposition of the religious right wing regime ... More >>

Rohingya exodus continues

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 2:28 pm | AHRC

AHRC TV: Rohingya exodus continues as satellite images reveal burning villages and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 187 This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where Rohingya refugees continue streaming to Bangladesh after violence erupted in Rakhine ... More >>

NEPAL: Flood menace in Nepal’s Terai

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:49 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance (THRDA) are extremely concerned over the Government of Nepal's slow response to the flood affected Terai region. Continuous four-day heavy rains since 10 August 2017 ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Policing system plagued by pervasive corruption

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 7:57 pm | AHRC

When thinking of police officers in Pakistan, inept, corrupt and intimidating are some of the first thoughts that come to mind. Their attitude towards complainants and victims of crime are particularly devoid of civility. In fact, complainants are ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Agencies using blasphemy to gag criticism

Monday, 21 August 2017, 7:59 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Intelligence agencies using blasphemy to gag criticism of its atrocities Blogger Ahmed Waqas Goraya, who disappeared earlier this year along with four other social media activists, has recently revealed the names of his abductors. Mr. Goraya ... More >>

Stop the Unlawful Detention of Bangladeshi Migrants

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:03 pm | AHRC

In May 2017, a young boy was apprehended by Border Security Force(BSF) officers in Dinajpur, West Bengal. MASUM, our partner organisation in West Bengal conducted a fact-finding mission and discovered that almost 18 months before the incident, his ... More >>

INDIA: Independence Day for cows as hospitals massacre

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:19 pm | AHRC

How exactly can one react to a republic that lets more than 60 of its children die in just 48 hours for the want of oxygen as the company supplying oxygen to the hospital had stopped it after repeated warnings for the same over non-payment of Rs. 68 Lakhs? ... More >>

PAKISTAN: A tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:34 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: A tribute to Dr. Ruth Pfau: who successfully fought and controlled leprosy in country More >>

SRI LANKA: Is the Criminal Procedure Act still valid?

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:33 pm | AHRC

The procedures that should be followed by the police in the investigations into crime are found in the Criminal Procedure Code of Sri Lanka (CPC). Ever since the British introduced the basic procedures for investigations of crime based on their own laws, ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Without respect for law legal prof will flounder

Saturday, 5 August 2017, 2:53 pm | AHRC

The darker side of Pakistan’s lawyers’ cartel has been exposed in the case of law student Khadija Siddiqui, who was stabbed 23 times by her class fellow, Shah Husain, the son of a senior Supreme Court lawyer. After this horrific attack, Khadija ... More >>

PAKISTAN: State complicity abetting Hazara bloodbath

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:09 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks on the Hazara community in Balochistan province. In the most recent incident, four family members belonging to the ethnic Hazara Shia community and their driver were ... More >>

INDIA: Curious case of self-pricing tomatoes

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 1:17 pm | AHRC

INDIA: Curious case of anti-farmer, anti-consumer, self-pricing tomatoes Avinash Pandey Looking at the pattern of tomato pricing in India, year after year, could lead one to believe that tomatoes are pricing themselves, evilly conspiring against ... More >>

CHINA: A state built on graves will not last

Friday, 14 July 2017, 6:25 pm | AHRC

China has lost yesterday one of its great sons, Nobel Laurate Mr. Liu Xiaobo. Indeed, Liu Xiaobo was a criminal for the Chinese administration. They had sentenced him to undergo a prison term of 11 years, after being convicted by what is passed off ... More >>

Questions arising from the abduction of Farhad Mazhar

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:52 pm | AHRC

Law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh have announced on 3 July 2017, that at 11:30 pm they have ‘rescued’ Mr. Farhad Mazhar from a Dhaka bound passenger bus at Noapara in the south-western district Jessore, bordering India. The police later ... More >>

Investigative journalist manhandled and threatened

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 1:51 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that a Hong Kong based Nepali investigative journalist, Mr. JB Pun Magar, has been attacked and threatened for writing on issues relating to the Nepalese community residing in Hong Kong. Mr. ... More >>



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