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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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SRI LANKA: A Tragic Transformation: The Strange Case Of The 1978 Constitution

By Basil Fernando I have borrowed the title of this article from the immortal work of Robert Lewis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This novel is about a mysterious and tragic transformation caused by the use of certain chemicals. By the use of such chemical concoctions, Dr. Jek

BANGLADESH: People deserve protection of right to ...

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Shasthya Andolon, Odhikar, Jonoshasthya Sangram Parishad, Sramabikash

INDIA: The other, invisible victims of CAA in Megh...

By Avinash Pandey Despite all the claims of them too being “atoot ang” or unbreakable part of the country, news from the

SRI LANKA: The Tragic Injury to Pasindu Hirushan

Just what do you teach your students?   Vice-Chancellor & Chairperson of the Grants Commission University of Sri Jayewar

WORLD: 30th anniversary of Richard de Zoysa’s mu...

30 years ago, Richard de Zoysa was abducted and disappeared. His dead body was later found on a beach. During the same period

SRI LANKA: How can unscrupulous lawyers manipulate...

By Basil Fernando This article is about the manner in which unscrupulous lawyers could manipulate delays in the law to their

WORLD: Dispossession caused by ultra-violent metho...

In many countries in Asia, it has become common for the state to use ultra-violent methods to control or deny the civil right

PHILIPPINES: POLICE REFORMS CANNOT BE ACHIEVED THR...

The South China Morning Post recently published a report quoting Colonel Romeo Caramat stating that the Philippines’ ultra-

BANGLADESH: Muzzling press freedom triggering risk...

Bangladesh’s incumbent government, headed by Sheikh Hasina, continues curbing civic space and muzzling freedom of expressi

INDIA/SRI LANKA: Gang Rapes, Justice and Civilizat...

An incident was reported in December 2019 from India regarding the gang rape of a woman and what happened thereafter. The new

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