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Death Penalty Continues Despite Flawed System

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 5:28 pm | ALRC

Bangladesh acceded to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights on September 6, 2000, but has not yet ratified the Optional Protocols and also does not comply with the international law aiming to the abolition of death penalty. More >>

Witness Protection Lacking In Indonesia, Nepal

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 5:03 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to highlight two situations that illustrate the obstacles to the protection and enjoyment of human rights and the delivery of justice in cases of violations of human rights. More >>

Enforced Disappearances Must Be Halted

Tuesday, 24 August 2010, 4:54 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre has previously made numerous submissions to the Human Rights Council concerning a range of human rights issues in Bangladesh, including mass arbitrary arrests, endemic torture and widespread extra-judicial killings. More >>

Is Justice Balakrishnan holding a devil's brief?

Saturday, 31 July 2010, 1:29 pm | ALRC

The opinion expressed by Justice K. G. Balakrishnan on encounter killings - a euphemism for extrajudicial executions in India - that 'encounter killings' are sometimes unavoidable is condemnable. That the former Chief Justice of India, now heads the National Human ... More >>

Burma: Un-Rule Of Law And Corruption Deny Rights

Saturday, 26 June 2010, 12:37 pm | ALRC

he un-rule of law and systemic corruption go hand-in-hand to deny human rights in Burma, the Asian Legal Resource Centre has told a peak United Nations body. More >>

UN: Vote Would Improve Human Rights Council

Saturday, 15 May 2010, 10:51 am | ALRC

The absence of competitive slates in today’s elections for the UN Human Rights Council undermined membership standards and deprived the General Assembly of the opportunity to elect the most qualified countries. More >>

ASIA: Human rights in Sri Lanka & Philippines

Saturday, 20 March 2010, 1:05 pm | ALRC

The ALRC wishes to highlight the lack of credible action by the government of the Philippines concerning the November 23, 2009, massacre in Maguindanao, in which 57 persons travelling to register a candidate in local elections were massacred by the ... More >>

ASIA: Discrimination on Religious Grounds

Friday, 12 March 2010, 5:04 pm | ALRC

The Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief highlighted early warning signals of discrimination and violence on the grounds or in the name of religion or belief, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders ... More >>

PHILIPPINES: Justice For Maguindanao Massacre

Monday, 1 March 2010, 9:59 am | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to bring to the attention of the Human Rights Council (HRC) the ongoing situation of impunity in the Philippines, illustrated by the failure by the government to take appropriate action in the widely-reported ... More >>

INDIA: Threats to Human Rights Defenders

Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 4:47 pm | ALRC

Mr. Jiten Yumnam is a human rights defender (HRD) and environmental activist working in the Indian state of Manipur. On 14 September 2009, the police arrested Jiten along with seven others in Manipur, in connection with First Information Report 178 (9)/2009 ... More >>

ASIA: Council Failing to Address Disappearances

Monday, 22 February 2010, 5:26 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is gravely concerned by the fact that, despite regularly receiving information concerning widespread and numerous cases of forced disappearance, including many in the Asian region, the Human Rights Council has failed ... More >>

BANGLADESH: Bill Criminalizing Torture

Friday, 19 February 2010, 5:17 pm | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has on several occasions submitted written and oral information to the Human Rights Council concerning a broad range of human rights violations taking place in Bangladesh. More >>

ASIA: Council Urged to Prevent Arbitrary Detention

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 11:06 am | ALRC

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), have documented numerous arbitrary detentions throughout the Asian region in the year preceding the 13th session of the Human Rights Council. More >>

NGOs Urge UN to Adopt Strong Resolution in Gaza

Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 4:35 pm | ALRC

A Joint Open Letter to the representatives of United Nations member states by a global coalition of non-governmental organisations. Your Excellency, We, the undersigned civil society organizations, are writing to urge your government to support recommendations ... More >>

Human Right To Peace Versus Racism

Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 12:08 pm | ALRC

The Spanish Society for International Human Rights Law (SSIHRL) welcomed on 30 October 2006 the adoption of the Luarca Declaration on the Human Right to Peace. It was drafted by a Committee of independent experts and it was the culmination of a process of ... More >>

BURMA: Non-application of law

Saturday, 21 February 2009, 3:04 pm | ALRC

1. For a number of years that the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has worked closely and consistently on the situation of human rights in Myanmar it has stressed the need for international organisations and others concerned with the situation there ... More >>

BURMA: Targeting Of Defence Lawyers

Saturday, 21 February 2009, 3:02 pm | ALRC

1. In 2008 the authorities in Myanmar increasingly targeted defence lawyers as a means of quelling dissent not only outside but also inside the criminal justice system itself. Although the law practiced in Myanmar is supposed to be adversarial, apparently ... More >>