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The Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) was founded in 1984 by a prominent group of jurists and human rights activists in Asia. The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations.

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INDONESIA: Public Defenders under the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation face terror and intimidation

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-010-2021  September 24, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Public

SRI LANKA: Women take humans rights to the mainstr...

By Basil Fernando Human rights have now become very much an integral part of public discussions in almost all public media. A

INDONESIA: 44 people dead in a tragic incident at ...

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-009-2021 September 23, 2021 —

SRI LANKA: “Should we take the High Commissioner...

By Basil Fernando A discussion on the statement made by the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner (HC) for Human Rights, Mich

INDONESIA: Two suspects who brutally attacked a jo...

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-001-2021  September 17, 2021 R

SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka’s rapidly shrinking public ...

by Basil Fernando The freedom of association In the past few months, the Sri Lankan Government intensified its pressure again

INDONESIA: Two Human Rights defenders receive warn...

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-008-2021  September 15, 2021 ̵

SRI LANKA: The Emergency Powers Of The President &...

By Basil Fernando While Sri Lanka is faced with many crises, the President has acquired the powers to act under the National

INDIA: Annual Mystery fever returns to kill dozens...

Mystery fevers are no strangers to many states in India. They keep returning, almost annually, leaving a death toll behind. T

WORLD: Measuring the impact of advocacy programmes

BY Basil Fernando “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” – Friedrich Nietzsche The word advocacy is used f

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