PHILIPPINES: Three indigenous miners were found buried in a shallow grave


Photo of Freddie Ligiw. Photo by Arkibong Bayan

Urgent Appeal Case : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) deeply regrets to inform you that after being missing for several days, three people were found buried in a shallow grave near their hut. The three victims were last seen by their family on 2 March. The continuing presence of the military has heightened the threats and harassment in the community. Read More...

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INDIA: Criminal justice reform duty of state, not court


Statement : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates the observations made by the Supreme Court of India that the Indian criminal justice process will immensely benefit from crime investigating agencies adopting scientific investigation methods. The apex court has said that the old style of conducting investigations, relying on confession statements and oral evidence in criminal trials, often results in gross miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice can be corrected to a large extent if the investigation process adopts, and adapts itself to, utilizing new developments in science and technology, said the court. Read More...

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ASIA: AHRC TV- Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup Episode 25


Announcement : In this week’s special programme we report on the AHRC’s Partner’s Meeting, which was held last week in Hong Kong. Human rights defenders from around Asia gathered to discuss future strategies and directions for their work.The theme for this year’s meeting was the Rule of Law and to what extent this system of governance is a reality in the Asian countries under discussion. Read More...

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