Human Rights, Asia
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The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) works towards the radical rethinking and fundamental redesigning of justice institutions in order to protect and promote human rights in Asia. Established in 1984, the Hong Kong based organisation is a Laureate of the Right Livelihood Award, 2014.

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New! Indonesia: Past abuses remain untouchable

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a paper entitled "Kidnapping and Forced Disappearances of Activists in 1997-1998: Who was Responsible?"

Date posted: 2017-02-21

New! Sri Lanka: The people discuss the film Usawiya Nihandai

The film by Prasanna Vithanage titled "Usaviya Nihandai" ("Silence in the Courts"), is being shown not in cinema halls only, but also at popular gatherings.

Date posted: 2017-02-21

New! Burma/Myanmar: Assassination of U Ko Ni a tragedy for Myanmar

The Commissions were established two years ago to investigate conflict-era cases.

Date posted: 2017-02-15

New! Pakistan: The state must prosecute TV channels inciting violence against liberals and secular elements

The government of Pakistan is conspicuously silent on an organised and malicious campaign started by two television channels for inciting hate and violence against activists who are protesting for the recovery of five disappeared bloggers.

Date posted: 2017-02-15

New! Sri Lanka: 'Silenced Shadows': A fine presentation of compassionate resistance Poetry in Sri Lanka

The Amnesty International has published a collection of poems titled ' Silenced Shadows'.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! India: Another Adivasi student suicide marks Rohith Vemula's death anniversary

Rohith Vemula's suicide a year ago shook the country. The circumstances of his death left no doubt that it was an institutional murder committed through continuous harassment, and not a simple suicide.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Pakistan: The state of Balochistan - a millennial Hazara lawyer's view

The morning of 8 August 2016 brought dramatic changes to my life; on that day 56 lawyers of the Balochistan Bar Council and Balochistan Bar Association got killed in a split second in a suicide attack.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Sri Lanka: Six Police Officers Sentenced to Death

Last week, in the High Court of Badulla five police officers and a security officer were sentenced to death for causing the murder of Sadun Malinga, a 17-year-old boy.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! India: Where police rape women and NHRC seeks mere compensation

It is almost a week since the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) admitted to having found prima facie evidence of the security personnel of state government of Chhattisgarh having raped and sexually and physically assaulted at least 16 women, mostly women belonging to the indigenous communities.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Sri Lanka: The job of a judge is to do justice, regardless of nationality

Concerns have been raised about the preliminary report of the Consultation Task Force (CTF), particularly about hybrid courts and foreign judges.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Pakistan: Sessions judge and his wife must be prosecuted for employing and torturing minor

A 10-year-old child working as a household help was tortured by her employers, an Additional Sessions judge and his wife; the girl has been severely injured.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Farmlands 'developed' a bit more into farmer graveyards in 2015

How does one deal with a 42% spike in suicides by farmers/cultivators in a country where "development" has been the buzzword for the last couple of years?

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Sri Lanka: Conspiracy to deny due process rights to Sri Lankan citizens

Again questions arise: why have Sri Lankan governments desisted from granting this basic right to Sri Lankan citizens?

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Pakistan: State-sponsored attack on worship place of Ahmadis

It now seems that the government announcement to finally recognise the services of the great Nobel Laureate Dr. Abdus Salam was mere eyewash.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! 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.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Nepal: Unceasing choreography of injustice

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.

Date posted: 2017-02-14

New! Thailand: Military regime must go

How does one deal with a 42% spike in suicides by farmers/cultivators in a country where "development" has been the buzzword for the last couple of years?

Date posted: 2017-02-14

Sri Lanka: UNCAT Committee recommends the Government appoint independent investigating body to inquire into torture

The Committee makes recommendations to the Government on almost all aspects of the system of administration of justice in Sri Lanka that the Committee finds to have serious defects.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

Bangladesh: Aspirations for democracy and the rule of law cannot be defeated by authoritarianism

Bangladesh's incumbent government, its law-enforcement agencies, and its Judiciary, complement each other in maintaining the spree of gross human rights abuses. They have operated in tandem to intensify the pattern of human rights violations to a new level in the nation's history. The country's gruesome human rights realities have, apart from numerous other things, contributed to changing public knowledge and perception about institutions of the State, heightening alienation.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

Sri Lanka: Aspirations to justice defeated at all level

In Sri Lanka, what remains widespread in political, social, and cultural life is widespread shameless impunity relating to every form of abuse of human dignity and human rights. This widespread shameless impunity is also widespread in the entirety of the legal system in Sri Lanka.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

Nepal: Dr. C.K. Raut and supporters arrested and tortured at peaceful gatherings

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly condemns the Nepal Police who arrested Dr. C. K. Raut and more than two hundred supporters of his campaign.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

India: Mr. Khurrum Parvez's arrest exposes a system that lacks justice at its core

Mr. Khurrum Parvez is a human rights defender, the chairperson of Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, working in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Since 15 September 2016, Khurrum is in detention.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

India: Neither democracy nor justice as core values

The incumbent government has pushed the people to one of the worst living conditions they have faced in recent collective and individual memory. Millions of Indians are repeatedly queuing up before banks and currency dispensing machines, struggling to withdraw legitimately earned money.

Date posted: 2017-01-17

Mass destruction in Burma and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 149

This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where satellite evidence shows mass destruction in Rakhine state, home to the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority.

Date posted: 2017-01-01