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Blaming the Victims Must End for Solution to Myanmar Crisis

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 9:21 am | ALRC

The ALRC fully supports the calls made by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in his speech today. We appreciate the efforts by this Council to address the ongoing Rohingya crisis, that has today spilled far and wide beyond the borders of Myanmar. ... More >>

THAILAND: Coup Jettisons Courts

Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 2:35 pm | ALRC

ALRC-CWS-26-08-2014 June 3, 2014 Human Rights Council Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debates A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre More >>

Accountability for violence against women

Friday, 28 February 2014, 10:53 am | ALRC

Throughout South and East Asian countries women continue to be subjected to unrestrained discrimination and violence. More >>

Sri Lanka: The neglect of mass graves

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 11:31 am | ALRC

ALRC-CWS-25-06-2014 February 21, 2014 Human Rights Council Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate More >>

Cambodia: LRW And ALRC Denounce Attacks Against HRDS

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 3:17 pm | ALRC

date: September 25, 2012 document id: ALRC-COS-21-08-2012 HRC section: Item 10, Cambodia speaker: Vani Selvarajah More >>

Open Letter to UNHRC on The Human Rights Situation in Sudan

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 10:54 am | ALRC

The undersigned organizations are writing to urge your government to address serious and widespread human rights abuses which continue to occur in Sudan, and the precarious human rights situation in South Sudan. Given the extent of ongoing human rights violations, ... More >>

India: Human Rights Council's Intervention Sought

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 5:18 pm | ALRC

Human Rights Council's intervention sought concerning India's violations of indigenous peoples' rights. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to highlight the Government of India's failure to ensure the rights of indigenous people in the country, particularly ... More >>

Council urged to learn from situation in Nepal on Impunity

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 9:22 am | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) recalls the "Updated Set of principles for the protection and promotion of human rights through action to combat impunity"1 and urges the Human Rights Council to strengthen its capacity to address impunity. ... More >>

THAILAND: Arbitrary Detention And Harassment

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 10:50 am | ALRC

3 months after the ending of violence, the Emergency Decree remains in place and denial of liberty and abuse of state power in Thailand has expanded. This is explicit in the use of arbitrary detention and harassment of protestors during 2010. More >>

Right To The Truth Required Over Death Sentences

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 10:22 am | ALRC

The ALRC is seriously disturbed by claims that have been made by some security agencies about their right to decide on “death sentences” and the assertions they make about their right to carry these out. More >>

INDIA: Bonded Labour In India

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 10:24 am | ALRC

Bonded labour is prohibited in India by law. Though the Constitution directly and indirectly prohibits the practice, a specific law that prohibits the practice, the Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act was legislated only in 1976. More >>

No Safe Drinking Water Leads To Health Problems

Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 9:23 am | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre joins the UN Independent Expert on human rights, water and sanitation in welcoming the landmark resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 28 July 2010 that recognised water and sanitation as a human right. More >>

Reforms required immediately to protect witnesses

Saturday, 28 August 2010, 3:49 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Center (ALRC) welcomes the discussion during the 15th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) concerning the OHCHR’s report on programmes and other measures for the protection of witnesses. The issue of failing witness protection ... More >>

Pakistan: Thousands Of Persons Remain Missing

Friday, 27 August 2010, 4:53 pm | ALRC

The ALRC has on numerous occasions informed the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the large number of missing persons in Pakistan. The country is beset by grave and widespread human rights violations by various State-agencies and institutions More >>

Government Urged To Commute All Death Sentences

Friday, 27 August 2010, 3:54 pm | ALRC

The ALRC welcomes the discussion by the Human Rights Council concerning the report of the Secretary General on the question of the death penalty. The ALRC is hereby submitting information pertaining to the death penalty in Pakistan. More >>

Letter To UNESCO - Cancel UNESCO-Obiang Prize

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 7:53 pm | ALRC

A prize in President Obiang's name or supported by money provided by him offends the very standards and goals UNESCO promotes and, in particular, those it sets out for its prizes. More >>

Haliya Bonded Labour Slavery Must Be Abolished

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 7:01 pm | ALRC

In view of the dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary slavery during the 15th Session of the Human Rights Council, the ALRC and the Jagaran Media Center, wish to highlight the situation of bonded labour that persists in Nepal. More >>

Action Required To Address Ongoing Missing Persons

Thursday, 26 August 2010, 5:49 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the ongoing discussions held by the Human Rights Council concerning the issue of missing persons and the work of the Advisory Committee in this regard. More >>

BURMA/MYANMAR: Encouragement of Torturers

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 6:14 pm | ALRC

At the 13th session of the Human Rights Council, the Asian Legal Resource Centre described the incidence of torture in all types of criminal cases in Myanmar (A/HRC/13/NGO/56, 23 February 2010). More >>

No Framework To Protect Human Rights In Myanmar

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 2:40 pm | ALRC

The ALRC has closely studied and documented the human rights situation in Myanmar for close to a decade, throughout much of which it has presented findings on a range of topics to the UN Commission on Human Rights, and to the Human Rights Council. More >>