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NEPAL: Police must follow due process

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:17 pm | AHRC

Nepal’s police have arrested Dr. Chandra Kant Raut, popularly known as C.K. Raut, after harassing his wife and children from Janakpurdham-4, Macha Bazar, Dhanusha district. More than a dozen police personnel broke the lock of the gate and harassed ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Government outsources justice dispensation

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 9:00 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Government outsources justice dispensation It is unimaginable for any democratic, law-abiding society to outsource its key function of justice. And yet, the Government of Pakistan first outsourced the dispensation of justice to the military, ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Supreme Court Judgments of torture

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 10:57 pm | AHRC

An Article by Basil Fernando SRI LANKA: Supreme Court Judgments of torture and the state’s failure to protection those in custody By Basil Fernando One more judgement from the Supreme Court on the issue of torture by the Sri Lankan police was added ... More >>

INDIA: Negligent about negligence

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:40 pm | AHRC

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission INDIA: Negligent about negligence: Mass disasters and the Indian State By Urmila Pullat On 9 April 2016, a massive explosion at the Putingal Temple near Paravur in Kollam, Kerala, resulted in the death of more ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Losing the sense of right and wrong

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:38 pm | AHRC

What would happen in a society where there is no sense that murder is a grave wrong to be prevented by the state and the people? The same thing could be asked about rape, sexual abuse of women, children or anyone else, about robbery and theft, extortion ... More >>

SRI LANKA :Absurdities arising out of delays in litigation

Saturday, 23 April 2016, 1:37 pm | AHRC

A group of people at a workshop identified the following as the basic adverse consequences of delays in litigation: More >>

NEPAL: Terai deaths blot new Constitution

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10:59 am | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has repeatedly raised the alarm against the killings in Terai; however, they fail to stop. The police have again opened fire, this time on 15 September, a market day. The police firings have resulted in four ... More >>

INDONESIA: Where do you stand on Munir Mr. President?

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:59 am | AHRC

On 7 September 2004, the Intelligence Agency (BIN) killed prominent Indonesian human rights defender, Mr. Munir Said Thalib, onboard a Garuda Indonesia flight from Jakarta to Amsterdam. He was poisoned by arsenic that was put in his orange juice welcome ... More >>

BURMA: Practice of Torture by Law Enforcement Agencies

Monday, 8 September 2014, 2:12 pm | AHRC

1. The practice of police torture in Myanmar remains unchanged despite the efforts and work of countless individuals across the globe. The practice of such human rights abuse in Myanmar predates recent political changes and continues even after government ... More >>

PAKISTAN: End Slavery And Bonded Labour

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 4:23 pm | AHRC

1. Pakistan's constitution expressly prohibits all forms of slavery and forced labour. Article 11 deems slavery non-existent and forbidden; no law shall permit nor facilitate its introduction in Pakistan in any form; it prohibits all forms of forced labour ... More >>

South Korea: Military Camps Or Torture Centres?

Friday, 29 August 2014, 3:39 pm | AHRC

Out of several recent incidents concerning conscripted men, two have sparked public outrage and triggered a call for an overhaul of the conscription system in South Korea. More >>

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses Filing of a FIR Against PM

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:11 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Government Refuses to Allow the Filing of a FIR Against Prime Minister And the Chief Minister of Punjab More >>

Thailand: Judicial Harassment of Human Rights Defender

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 2:06 pm | AHRC

We, the undersigned civil society groups, are gravely concerned about the criminal legal action taken for defamation and libel against the Cross Cultural Foundation, headed by Ms. Pornpen Khongkachonkiet, by the Army’s Task Force 41. Ms. Pornpen, ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Justice Denied to Two Child Victims of Rape

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:45 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Justice denied to two child victims of rape at the hands of the armed forces More >>

INDONESIA: Human rights challenges await next president

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:25 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the official announcement by the General Election Commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, KPU) of the result of the Presidential Election on Thursday, 22 July 2014. After counting and recapitulating the votes cast ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Resources Department Misleading Public

Friday, 25 July 2014, 1:08 pm | AHRC

SRI LANKA: Department of External Resources Misleading Public on NGO Activities July 24, 2014 A Statement from the Lawyers Collective in Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

SINGAPORE: Death Penalty - Resumes Executions

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:57 pm | AHRC

The Singapore Working Group on the Death Penalty Statement on executions carried out on the 18th of July 2014. More >>

THAILAND: Arrest of Human Rights Defender, Rights Activist

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 12:10 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to express grave concern about the arrest of Prom Jarana (64 years old), a human rights defender and land rights activist with the Assembly of the Poor in Kaobart Village, Nondindaeng District, Buriram province. ... More >>

BURMA / MYANMAR: Immediate need for fair trial and remedies

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 10:46 am | AHRC

During the three year period of new Myanmar Government, new political reforms have been taking place. The authorities stopped censoring the media in June 2012 and also allowed private news media groups to print newspapers in April 2013. As people in ... More >>

THAILAND: Re-arrest of human rights defender by Junta

Wednesday, 9 July 2014, 3:43 pm | AHRC

AHRC-STM-131-2014 July 8, 2014 A Statement from the Asian Human Rights Commission More >>



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