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NEPAL: Trauma & Drama Echo in Dolpo

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:25 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

'A cold shiver runs through my veins and my body heats up every time I see a policeman', is what Nyima Tsering, from Tsarka VDC in Nepal, said to reporters after a 29 July press conference. During the police crackdown on 3 June, Nyima, 25 years of age, ... More >>

SOUTH KOREA: Ferry Sinks National Morale

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 10:42 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On April 16 of this year, a ferry sank and hundreds of lives were lost. Many students who died were from a single school. Dozens of passengers are still missing. This incident has signalled the public that they need to be more aware of the concept ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Targeting Freedom of Expression

Friday, 11 July 2014, 4:44 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A notice has been issued by one D.M.S, Dissanayake as the director/registrar of the NGO Secretariat in a letterhead of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development warning the NOGs that they are acting beyond their mandates by conducting press conferences ... More >>

India: A Discordant Note on the Dowry Order

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 5:12 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Indian Supreme Court’s decision to disallow blind arrest of the accused in dowry cases seems baffling at first sight. After all, the same court has often turned down bail applications, usually granted in such cases by Sessions Courts and High ... More >>

CAMBODIA: Old politicians in a new society

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 1:55 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The political deadlock in Cambodia has lasted almost a year as the negotiations have produced little common ground for both the opposition and ruling parties. After the elections, the CNRP's weekly mass demonstrations became a daily event in Phnom Penh. More >>

SRI LANKA: Advocating A Different Political Project

Monday, 16 June 2014, 5:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The normalization of the abnormal is an inevitable result of conflict. This is hoary wisdom. Yet there is a lived-reality of this truth which needs to be meditated on with painful clarity. More >>

INDIA: Restore the rule of law, curb sexual violence in U.P.

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 2:57 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Since India’s general election, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed sharp escalation of sexual violence and lawlessness. The rape of a session court judge in her official residence, guarded by the Provincial Armed Constabulary round the clock, highlights ... More >>

Rights for Cambodian migrant workers

Saturday, 14 June 2014, 2:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee (CHRAC) – a coalition of 21 NGOs working on the promotion of Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law in Cambodia deplores the decision of the Thai junta to deport Cambodian migrants en masse and demands ... More >>

SRI LANKA: A country with zero respect for law enforcement

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 11:08 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The major problem affecting all Sri Lankans now, and which is likely to affect future generations, is the complete failure of law enforcement and resulting lawlessness. While virtually everyone is aware of this problem, it is not subject to conversation. More >>

PAKISTAN: Die my daughter, die quickly!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 1:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Farzana Perveen's murder was not the first time men played the game of honour on a woman's body. In societies like Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and much of the Middle East and Africa, this is an everyday reality women have to live with. According to ... More >>

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 30

Saturday, 7 June 2014, 12:24 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The episode opens with analysis of the post-coup situation in Thailand. Tyrell Haberkorn, Thailand expert and Fellow at The Australian National University, speaks with AHRC TV about the military crackdown, continuing arrests, and the ingenious ways of the ... More >>

INDIA: Two more sanitation workers die cleaning sewer

Saturday, 7 June 2014, 12:19 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

ISSUES: Right to food; inhuman and degrading treatment; hunger, starvation, corruption; impunity; rule of law, Right to life and livelihood; right to rehabilitation and compensation More >>

Repeated denial of bail and attack on political freedom

Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:54 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to express grave concern about the repeated denial of bail in the case of Apichat Pongsawat, who is currently being held in the Bangkok Remand Prison. The proceedings against Apichat are a clear instance ... More >>

Then where is Chhori Maiya Maharjan?

Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:53 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Kathmandu District Court has given a clean chit to Mrs. Surakshya Singh, a.k.a Nikki, on 2 June 2014. Nikki has been the principle suspect in the case of disappearance of Mrs. Chhori Maiya Maharjan , missing for the past two years. In following this ... More >>

AHRC appeals to Lateef Johar to end the hunger strike

Friday, 6 June 2014, 10:50 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A young student of 22 year has entered into 43 days of his hunger strike unto death today. His condition is very critical and there are fears of his slipping into coma as he faints most of the time. The government has completely ignored his hunger strike ... More >>

INDIA: Save food from rotting and people from starving

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:25 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Thanks to promising monsoons, India is all set for a bumper harvest. This seemingly good news, however, has a caveat to it. To begin with, an open procurement policy based on government announced minimum support price the government is duty bound ... More >>

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 29

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 1:22 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The episode opens with an analysis of dramatic developments in Thailand. A Thai social activist, who wishes to remain anonymous due to security concerns, speaks to AHRC TV about the recent coup d’état, which may be linked not just to the battle between ... More >>

BURMA/MYANMAR: Draft anti-religious conversion law released

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 1:20 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

On 27 May 2014 the state media in Burma (Myanmar) published the latest in a series of anti-democratic laws for the national legislature to consider: the Law Relating to Religious Conversion (Draft). More >>

NEPAL: Controversial Judges set to get vindictive

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 1:18 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) has endorsed the eight nominees for judges to the Supreme Court on 27 May 2014. Six judges, namely Gopal Parajuli, Deepak Raj Joshi, Govinda Upadhyay, Devendra Gopal Shrestha, Cholendra Shumsher Rana, ... More >>

HAILAND: Army issues summons to activists and academics

Sunday, 25 May 2014, 12:47 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

At approximately 10 am on May 24, 2014, the National Peace and Order Maintenance Council (NPOMC, formerly NOMC) issued Order No. 5/2014 broadcast on the radio and television demanding that 35 persons report themselves to the Army auditorium at ... More >>

 

 

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