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Philippines ranked 3rd dangerous place for journalists

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 1:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Recently, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published its report ranking the country as 3rd “most deadly for journalists,” next to Iraq and Somalia. In another report, the Global Witness ranked the country as the 3rd “most dangerous" ... More >>

INDIA: National shame

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 1:06 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Supreme Court of India and its subordinate courts have, over the past six decades, issued more than a dozen directives and orders prohibiting the practice of manual scavenging in India. The evil practice, of literally carrying human faeces or cleaning ... More >>

INDIA: Election but a ritual in nation lacking rule of law

Friday, 11 April 2014, 5:07 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) congratulates the people of India for their participation to elect the 16th Lok Sabha. The process has attracted, as usual, considerable media attention across the world. Media claims the process to be 'the largest democratic ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Balochistan:rule of law or the maintenance of law?

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 2:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The provincial Interior Minister of Balochistan has stated that a terrorist attack on a passenger train resulting in the death of 18 persons was an attempt to avenge the Frontier Corp (FC) Kalat operation by the militants and Baloch Liberation Army ... More >>

INDIA: Authorities feign ignorance on dead manual scavenger

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:28 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission has learned about the death of Pawan, a sanitation worker who died while cleaning sewerage in Chauka Ghat, Varanasi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. As per news reports, Pawan entered a manhole without protective gear. More >>

PAKISTAN: Attacks on journalists increase with impunity

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:07 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The recent attack on the Express Television anchor, columnist and consulting editor for the Friday Times, Raza Rumi indicates the serious threats faced by Pakistani journalists in their line of duty. More >>

Authorities feign ignorance about dead manual scavenger

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:55 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission has learned about the death of Pawan, a sanitation worker who died while cleaning sewerage in Chauka Ghat, Varanasi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh. As per news reports, Pawan entered a manhole without protective gear. ... More >>

SRI LANKA : Patriotism without justice is pure bluff

Sunday, 30 March 2014, 10:56 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Human beings, however poor or however oppressed, seek justice in the same way. Even a tuberculosis patient looks for fresh air. All wisdom traditions have associated justice as having the same character as fresh air. To deny justice is to deny a fundamental ... More >>

SOUTH KOREA: Legislatures' attempt to undermine fair trial

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 1:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The alleged fabrication and concealment of evidence by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) is gaining more weight in a case of Mr. Yu who is on trial, charged with violation of National Security Act (NSA), it is noticeable that few legislatures ... More >>

SRI LANKA: The arrest of activist Jayakumari

Saturday, 15 March 2014, 11:12 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Yesterday (13th March 2014) one of the leading Killinochchi activists and her daughter who have been in the frontline protesting and demanding for the whereabouts of the missing have been arrested by the CID. More >>

PAKISTAN: Women are headed towards a dark tunnel

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 12:02 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The shadow of darkness shrouds Pakistan. In a country that already has a repressive attitude towards women; the possibility of upholding women's rights shrinks further. In an environment in which a woman’s worth is considered to be only half that of ... More >>

NEPAL: Mental health and Human Rights

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 12:01 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Mental health and well-being are fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. If there is discrepancy or disruption in mental well-being, which is must for an ... More >>

Women's Leadership in Peace and Security: an Insecure Agenda

Saturday, 8 March 2014, 11:10 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

One of the rare positive impacts of armed conflict on gender relations is the increased movement, mobility and opportunities for women in political spaces for leadership in constructing and reconstructing peace in the society during conflict and post ... More >>

Danger to political freedom following attack on historian

Saturday, 15 February 2014, 8:56 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On 12 February 2014, assailants fired repeated gunshots and threw homemade bombs at the home and car of Professor Somsak Jeamteerasakul, a history professor at Thammasat University and outspoken political and cultural critic. The attack took place during ... More >>

Asian Human Rights Commission - Urgent Appeals

Saturday, 15 February 2014, 8:45 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding a brutal attack causing grievous injury and bodily harm to a senior journalist, Mr. Aribam Chaoba Sharma of the Imphal Free Press. It is reported that the Commander of a team ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Sovereignty – Is it a Defence to cover up?

Saturday, 25 January 2014, 4:37 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The term sovereignty is frequently confronted with hostile claims. Human Right and Anti Corruption Movements are often challenged by various groups with different notions and ideologies on sovereignty. The purpose of this brief article is to examine some ... More >>

WORLD: Obama’s Option -- Lawlessness or the Rule of Law

Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 9:49 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

As Edward Snowden has continued to slowly release more information about the widespread intelligence gathering techniques of the National Security Agency (NSA), there have been more calls for him to be granted an amnesty and further calls for placing limits ... More >>

Police still getting away with murder in Myanmar

Saturday, 18 January 2014, 2:32 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Despite the political and social changes in Burma (Myanmar) of the last two years, police and soldiers continue to enjoy impunity for the murder and torture of civilians. Despite the constant efforts of the families of victims to obtain justice, the military ... More >>

AHRC Urgent Appeals

Friday, 17 January 2014, 10:12 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Women in Governance ( WinG-Assam), a network of women activists in Assam, India, regarding the acid attack on two young girls aged 18 and 12 years on 6 November 2013 at around 10-30 P.M. at ... More >>

INDIA: New laws to protect women bring no hope to victims

Monday, 13 January 2014, 8:21 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

New laws to protect women bring no hope to victims of sexual violence in Assam exclaimed a shocked panel of Jury members at the Public hearing on sexual violence More >>

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