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Government must earnestly address human rights violation

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 8:59 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned about six Pacific countries raising the subject of human rights violations in Papua in the General Debate of the Assembly's 71st Session, on 26 September 2016. The video can be accessed here. More >>

WORLD: The trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 8:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

WORLD: The trial of a Khmer Rouge torturer --- In the latest issue of Torture Magazine (Hong Kong, 30 September 2016) "The evacuations and arrests were just part of a larger Khmer Rouge project of mass social engineering which involved obliterating ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Punjab police save teenage Christian from lynching

Saturday, 1 October 2016, 8:54 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Though incidents of accusation of blasphemy are on the rise, it is heartening to note that the police attitude has improved remarkably in handling such cases. Thanks to the incessant and relentless lobbying and advocacy by civil society and rights ... More >>

Asian Human Rights - New satire program launches this Friday

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 1:27 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Engaging daily with the misery manufactured by Asia’s dysfunctional justice institutions was bound to result in something truly creative some day. This creativity has sprung forth in the form of biting satire and humor. And, that day is the day after, none ... More >>

INDIA: For peace, end impunity in Kashmir

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:53 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir has seen curfew for the last 41 days. Sixty-six persons have been killed, as a result of the “actions” of government forces. Most of the channels of communication remain blocked. It is reported that the authorities ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Innocence lost with no respite for children

Sunday, 21 August 2016, 9:44 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Words fail to express the grief when the victim of a heinous crime is a child who has been a victim of parental greed. Children, who are the future of a nation, form the vulnerable faction of society; children are most prone to being beaten, sexually ... More >>

Herculean tasks lie ahead for transitional justice bodies

Sunday, 14 August 2016, 10:40 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Nepal’s transitional justice bodies closed registration of complaints on 10 August 2016, with over 60,000 cases registered during the last four months. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared ... More >>

PAKISTAN: UN must probe massacre

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 8:55 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), joins everyone who is shocked and dismayed by the senseless and brutal attack on civilians which according to the Balochistan Bar Association, has killed 97 persons which includes 63 lawyers and injured more ... More >>

WSC condemns the violence against Sindhi Hindus

Sunday, 31 July 2016, 2:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Press Releasefrom World Sindhi Congress (WSC) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) More >>

PAKISTAN: Nowshera police order transgender to vacate

Sunday, 31 July 2016, 2:46 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The district police of Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkha (KP) province has ordered the externment of the transgender community for an indefinite period. The order will affect more than 1100 transgenders who are scattered throughout the district. More >>

PAKISTAN: Is racial discrimination an issue in Pakistan?

Sunday, 24 July 2016, 10:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The extent to which Pakistan has complied with human rights standards set out in the International Convention of the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), will be assessed by a United Nation’s expert committee in Geneva on August 16-17, ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Former President’s statement

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 12:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

SRI LANKA: Former President’s statement against the Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of law More >>

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Denmark

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:14 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

UN Human Rights Committee publishes findings on Denmark, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Ghana, Ecuador, Burkina Faso, Argentina More >>

INDIA: Cow worshippers chew up the rule of law

Sunday, 17 July 2016, 7:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A magisterial / judicial order directing the police to register a first information report and investigate a family that lost its provider in a mob lynching would seem impossible for anyone living in a rule of law system. But in the self-designated ... More >>

NEPAL: State silence on Ganga Maya Adhikari screams murder

Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8:07 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is concerned about the negligence of the Government of Nepal. The State has shown utter indifference towards Ganga Maya Adhikari, surviving wife of late Nanda Prasad Adhikari and mother to late Krishna Prasad Adhikari. ... More >>

NEPAL: Torture seen as ‘necessary evil’

Saturday, 25 June 2016, 4:03 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The AHRC translated and published Handbook on Torture in Nepali on the occasion of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. More >>

INDONESIA: Lack of genuine policy and rights in Papua

Saturday, 18 June 2016, 12:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

After monitoring 20 months of the human rights situation in Papua and West Papua provinces under President Joko Widodo’s administration, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is dismayed at the utter lack of progress in the protection and ... More >>

AHRC TV: Just Asia, Episode 126

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 7:38 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

This week Just Asia begins with the attack on a peaceful public protest in North Sulawesi, Indonesia on June 1, calling for professionalism by parliamentarians, and the prosecution of those involved in illegal drugs. While waiting to have a dialogue ... More >>

THAILAND: Protection of human rights defenders

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 5:13 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to mark 31 May 2016 as an important date in Thailand’s history with respect to the protection of human rights defenders. On this day, the Provincial Court in Thailand, Northeast, delivered its official ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Mothers set fire to daughters in Nuclear Nation

Saturday, 11 June 2016, 4:51 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

A State that prides itself on being a nuclear State, a symbol of strength and technological advancement, needs a double take. There is something very wrong in a nation and a society where the most fundamental human relationships are mired in violent brutality. More >>

 

 

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