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NEPAL: Joint Press Release On The Occasion Of The International Day Of The Victims Of Enforced Disappearances

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 5:48 am | AHRC

A joint press release by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the undersigned victims’ groups, national and international organizations urging the Government of Nepal to take urgent steps to ensure the rights to truth, justice and reparations of the families ... More >>

SRI LANKA: From instability to greater disability

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:40 am | AHRC

Perhaps one thing that was forgotten when Lord Dunmore gave Adult Franchise for all, and also when Sri Lanka became an independent nation, is the stability of the social structure of a country. This is what provides for the establishment of the government, ... More >>

Philippines lowers criminal responsibility to 9 years

Saturday, 26 January 2019, 10:36 am | AHRC

This week Just Asia begins with the Philippines, where rights groups and opposition lawmakers have condemned a bill lowering the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9 years old. The bill was passed with a 9-1 vote on Monday. According ... More >>

INDONESIA: Arbitrary arrest and detention in Papua

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 4:52 pm | AHRC

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre More >>

INDONESIA: Weak Judicial System and Legal Aid

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 2:19 pm | AHRC

INDONESIA: Weak Judicial System and Legal Aid Allow for Unfair Trials The Republic of Indonesia, an independent state since 17 August 1945, is a State based on the rule of law. Its constitution emphasizes (UUD 1945), in particular article 1 paragraph ... More >>

INDONESIA: The Visit of UNHCHR Should Bring Changes

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:42 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply appreciates the visit to the Republic of Indonesia of Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. It took place between 4 to 7 February 2018. As a regional human rights organization ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Has the country abandoned its children?

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 12:21 pm | AHRC

Seven-year-old Zainab from Punjab Province’s Kasur District could not have foreseen her life cut short, but the Punjab Government and law enforcement were aware of the statistics; 11 children abused every day. During the past 12 months, 12 girls between ... More >>

INDIA: Dark days for the Judiciary

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 12:00 pm | AHRC

In a first for India, the 4 senior-most judges of the Supreme Court called for a press meet. Justices Chelameshwar, Gogoi, Lokur and Kurian Joseph held a press meet at the residence of Justice Chelameswar, the second in line after the Chief Justice ... More >>

NEPAL: Prominent activist arrested for contempt of court

Saturday, 13 January 2018, 11:52 am | AHRC

Prominent activist Dr. Govinda K.C. was arrested for contempt of court on the evening of 8 January 2018. Prior to his arrest, he issued a press statement demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli, for reinstating Dr. Sashi Sharma as ... More >>

PAKISTAN: Enforced disappearances

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:09 pm | AHRC

PAKISTAN: Enforced disappearances and violations of religious freedoms becoming point of isolation in world community More >>

PAKISTAN: Clemency is no way to curb terrorism

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:40 pm | AHRC

Glamorizing terrorists as born again saviours of humanity is the new tactic adopted by the state to abet home grown terrorism More >>

International Day for Human Rights - Pakistan Violations

Monday, 11 December 2017, 8:06 am | AHRC

Pakistan is a signatory to several international human rights conventions. The country has in its constitution a good set of fundamental rights. Yet, the human rights situation in Pakistan is deteriorating. All human rights are violated in Pakistan with impunity. More >>

PHILIPPINES: Massive protests against human rights violation

Sunday, 10 December 2017, 10:27 am | AHRC

(Hong Kong, 9 December 2017) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that different human rights groups across the country will hold protests and a series of other events tomorrow, December 10, to mark the International Human Rights Day. More >>

INDIA: Farmers in border areas must be allowed access

Monday, 4 December 2017, 10:00 pm | AHRC

The border regions of India are manned by members of the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, who are always heavily armed, and wield significant power over the residents of these border villages. Recent events have demonstrated the highhandedness of these ... More >>

NEPAL: Mysterious custodial death of a girl

Saturday, 4 November 2017, 1:50 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is gravely disturbed by the mysterious death of 16-year-old Priyanka Yadav in police custody on October 29, 2017. The Area Police Office (APO), Mirchaiya arrested Priyanka and 14-year-old Sanjay Sah on October 28 ... More >>

NEPAL: Diluted proportional electoral system

Monday, 16 October 2017, 8:04 pm | AHRC

The government has announced the date for elections in the Federal and Provincial levels, with the Election Commission (EC) deciding to conduct the polls in two phases: the Member of House of Representatives (Federal Legislative) elections will be held ... More >>

NEPAL: One-man struggle for medical sector reform

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:49 am | AHRC

Dr. Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Nepal’s Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), was compelled to start his 13th hunger strike on 5 October 2017, after the government failed to ... More >>

Indonesia irresponsibly denies human rights violations

Friday, 6 October 2017, 6:54 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is very disappointed at the Indonesian government’s irresponsible denial of human rights violations in Papua and West Papua province. Far from taking steps to improve the human rights condition there, the government ... More >>

INDONESIA: Stop persecution against human rights activists

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:44 pm | AHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the attacks against the right to freedom of expression, opinion and peaceful assembly that have occurred frequently over the past year in Indonesia. These have occurred despite constitutional and legal ... More >>

The Asian Charter for Human Rights

Friday, 22 September 2017, 7:43 pm | AHRC

WORLD: How should the work on the Asian Charter for Human Rights be carried forward? by Basil Fernando The following is a presentation made at a workshop organized by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the May 18th Foundation (14-16th September ... More >>





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