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A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Friday, 27 July 2018, 4:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Government finally agrees to medical reforms after 27 days of Dr. Govinda K.C.’s hunger strike More >>

INDIA: Public official’s escorts assault High Court lawyer

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission has taken note of the aggressive treatment meted out to Mr. Sevananda Laimayum by a Government official and his escorts. Mr. Sevananda Laimayum is an advocate, serving as the treasurer in the High Court of Manipur’s ... More >>

Situation in Jammu & Kashmir

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 2:49 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) welcome today’s important report by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva. This is the first report by the ... More >>

INDONESIA: Terrorist attacks need immediate evaluation

Monday, 14 May 2018, 7:55 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the terrorist attacks and suicide bombings which occurred in several churches in Surabaya, East Java Province. We note that the attacks resulted in at least 11 people killed and 41 injured. When ... More >>

INDIA: Inclusion and the right to dignity

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

On the morning of April 3, the front pages of newspapers told us of violent protests by Dalits in northern India the day before. They had opposed the dilution by the Supreme Court, in its order of March 20, 2018, of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled ... More >>

Indonesian Death Row and Problems of Unfair Trial

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

In the last two years, under the government of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla, the execution of death row inmates in Indonesia has occurred frequently. The government has said the executions are conducted due to the state of emergency ... More >>

Acquittal is a shocking travesty of justice

Friday, 16 March 2018, 10:06 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On March 13 2018, the Third Judicial Magistrate at the First Class Court in Mangalore acquitted Pramod Muthalik , and 25 other members of the Sri Rama Sene of the 2009 assault of several women in a Amnesia, a Mangalore pub. The Sri Ram Sene is a right-wing ... More >>

NEPAL: Withdraw the case filed against AHRC and others

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:18 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

NEPAL: Withdraw the case filed with malicious intention against the Asian Human Rights Commission and other individuals More >>

INDONESIA: War against terrorism should respect human rights

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:07 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional, non-governmental, human rights organization in Asia, has learned of the current situation on the war against terrorism in Indonesia. We deplore the action of the Police of the Republic of Indonesia, in ... More >>

Josefina Bergsten’s documentary “The Activist”

Friday, 2 March 2018, 9:47 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Josefina Bergsten is a producer of several social documentaries. Some of these documentaries are, “Unjust – a story of three surviving widows of three human rights activists who were assassinated in their countries”. They were, Munir Said Thalib from Indonesia, ... More >>

INDIA: Suicide by a hungry teen

Friday, 2 March 2018, 9:45 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In other times Jyoti could have gotten at least a little outrage for her, often all poor and the marginalized get in the country after such tragedies inflicted upon them. Alas, the country is busy over outraging the USD 1.7 billion fraud, and counting, ... More >>

Ignoring Crime Prevention is a Sri Lankan Policy

Wednesday, 28 February 2018, 9:53 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The idea of good governance in Sri Lanka seems to be - to make lot of good promises and thereafter to ignore all of them. This is not only an internal policy, but this seems also to be our international policy particularly with regard to the United ... More >>

Protect victims of trafficking on the Indo-Bangladesh border

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 10:32 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In November of 2017, a series of arrests were made by the Swarupnagar Police Station officials in 24 Parganas(North) West Bengal, India. The first of its kind was that of Ms. Reena Akhtar, later followed by three other women (Ms.Taslima Begum, Ms.Beuti ... More >>

PHILIPPINES: Constitutional change ignores rights protection

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 9:36 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

As widely reported, the Philippines House of Representatives (Congress), the country’s legislative body, is lobbying to change the political system by amending the 1987 Constitution. President Rodrigo Duterte’s political allies in Congress are proposing ... More >>

INDIA: Hunger used to be the biggest humiliation

Saturday, 27 January 2018, 11:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to the nation, like most of his predecessors at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, took note of persistence of hunger and malnutrition in the country, even more so among the children. He did note that though the republic ... More >>

INDONESIA: Papua faces health emergency

Monday, 22 January 2018, 8:04 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned about the health crisis facing Asmat regency in Papua, Indonesia. So far, 68 children have died from measles and serious malnutrition in Asmat. As reported by national media, the measles and malnutrition ... More >>

Pakistan: ICJ should intervene in targeting of academics

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 12:43 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Even as Pakistan was still reeling from the Kasur child rape at the beginning of 2018, octogenarian professor Dr. Hasan Zafar Arif was found murdered on January 14. According to news reports, Dr. Zafar’s tortured dead body was found inside his ... More >>

ASIA: The world got hungrier in 2017

Friday, 5 January 2018, 5:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

ASIA: The world got hungrier in 2017 Going by the human rights situation across the world, 2017 has not been a particularly good year. Despots were ‘elected’ in many countries, old armed conflicts continued while new conflicts began, and those ... More >>

Non-interference with judiciary is a dire need in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 27 December 2017, 5:08 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: A comprehensive understanding of non-interference with judiciary is a dire need in Sri Lanka More >>

A Christmas Message by the Asian Human Rights Commission

Sunday, 24 December 2017, 11:36 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Thinking purely in symbolic terms, Christmas celebrates a fascinating event. Jesus was born in a cattle shed. This was where sheep slept. From a power point of view, it was so completely different from the way other religious or political leaders ... More >>

 

 

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