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INDIA: Racism and attacks against people

Saturday, 18 March 2017, 8:59 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

INDIA: Racism and attacks against people from Northeast India must be investigated promptly On March 6, Higio Gungtey, a 22-year-old man from Arunachal Pradesh studying in Bengaluru was allegedly beaten up by his landlord and forced to lick the landlord’s ... More >>

PAKISTAN: VBMP’s annual report on Enforced Disappearances

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 9:56 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In 2016, the series of enforced disappearance, dumping of mutilated bodies and violation of human rights by security agencies continued without abating in Balochistan. It could not suspend due to apathy of national and international human rights organizations, ... More >>

Cannot remove hunger without functioning public institutions

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:22 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

ASIA: Cannot remove hunger without functioning public institutions The year 2016 has proved to be a difficult year in terms of food and livelihood security for the poor and marginalized communities across Asia. There have even been reverses in food ... More >>

NEPAL: Unceasing choreography of injustice

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:20 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Just like 2015 and the years prior, 2016 has been no different in terms of human rights, rule of law, and functioning of justice institutions in Nepal. Rather, the legacy of human rights and justice institution collapse has remained intact, with ... More >>

PAKISTAN: One step forward, two steps backward

Saturday, 10 December 2016, 7:19 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

This year’s theme for the Human Rights Day is 'Stand up for someone's rights today! The statement could not be better suited to what is happening in Pakistan, where human rights defenders are being increasingly targeted for speaking out. Branded ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Caught between the military and the terrorists

Saturday, 26 November 2016, 8:46 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The people of tribal areas bordering Afghanistan are caught between the Pakistan army on one hand, and the Taliban and ISIS on the other. The terrorists attack and kill tribal leaders for not allowing them to set up their training centers and move ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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