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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 >>

Human Rights Not Yet Protected in Indonesia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:56 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

On the occasion of international human rights day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) observes the major human rights issues of concern in Indonesia. Impunity and a fragile criminal justice system have let down victims of human rights abuse and ... More >>

The Struggles of Women Human Rights Defenders in Nepal

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 8:54 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the CIVICUS spoke with Ms. Rajkumari Upadhaya about her experiences as a Woman Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) in Nepal, changing societal attitudes towards women and hope for the future. The interview ... More >>

Agreement to Stifle Witnesses Will Not End Myanmar Crisis

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 8:57 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

The governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar have signed a bilateral arrangement concerning the repatriation of the Rohingya from camps in Bangladesh to Rakhine state in Myanmar. The agreement was signed by both governments on 23 November 2017 at Nay Pyi Taw. More >>

PAKISTAN: The last nail in the coffin of democracy

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 1:02 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The nuclear state surrenders before a religious mob- virtually handing over absolute power and blanket immunity to fundamentalism and militancy More >>

NEPAL: Rooting out torture requires new measures, mechanisms

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 2:10 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The routine practice of torture in Nepal is nothing new; decades of work by human rights organizations working on torture and impunity can provide solid examples of the Nepal Police and Nepal Army practicing torture during their work. Despite the ... More >>

Superpower aspirations while 21 pc of children waste away

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 9:05 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

With the publication of the 2017 Global Hunger Index Report, it is clear that India’s dreams of becoming a superpower, with world class airports and bullet trains, are all hyperbole. The utopian narrative of modern India overlooks the fact that it is ... More >>

Pakistan: Disability Dreams!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 9:03 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

In an inequitable world Women have greater (19%) prevalence rate of disability rate in comparison to men who have 12% of this share. Large-scale researches have established that every minute, more than 30 women are seriously injured or disabled during labor ... More >>

A Call to End the Violence Against the Rohingya Community

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:31 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

A statement calling to end the violence committed against the Rohingya community in Myanmar, and urging the Government of Myanmar to recognise the human rights of the Rohingya people. More >>

Sri Lanka: Time to Bring Cultural Rights into the Discourse

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 10:25 am | Asian Human Rights Commission

Sri Lanka: Time to bring cultural rights in to the centre of human rights discourse More >>

Stop unlawful deprivation of liberty against Papuans

Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:23 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the unlawful deprivation of liberty of Papuans which has occurred frequently of late. The AHRC has learned that the Indonesian Security Forces have been using excessive force and flaunting their authority to ... More >>

SRI LANKA: Dengue Fever Epidemic Vs. State Responsibility

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:02 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The population of Sri Lanka is 20.97 million (2015) people. Some 1.84 million are migrant workers. The number of Dengue Fever affected individuals in 2015 was 29, 777. In 2016 it was 55, 154. Statistics for the first 5 months of 2017 show affected ... More >>

SOUTH KOREA: Ghosts from the dictatorial past

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:58 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

Dr. Kang Yong-ju is a medical doctor from Gwangju, South Korea. Dr. Kang is a victim of the notorious National Security Law and the Security Surveillance Act of South Korea. More >>

PAKISTAN: Interior ministry crackdown on social media

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:57 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The common perception in Pakistan, that ordinary citizens are not free to express their thoughts, has been validated with state inaction against hate mongers and clamping down on social media activists. More >>

INDONESIA: Anti-terror unit should be evaluated

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 1:56 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the suicide bombing and explosion in Kampung Melayu, Jakarta, Indonesia, which killed five persons and injured 10. Three police officers and two alleged perpetrators died in the blast. More >>

PAKISTAN: Abolish blasphemy laws entirely

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 2:24 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

The horrific mob lynching of Mashal Khan has raised many questions about the utility of an archaic and draconian law that has been misused with impunity. Pakistan’s blasphemy law is a mockery of rule of law, and in fact defies common sense. What ... More >>

   

 

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