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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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AHRC TV: Hong Kong goes ahead with extradition law and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 255

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will not drop the controversial amendment to the territory’s extradition laws, despite 12,000 people marching against it last Sunday. The amendment allowing Hong Kong to extradite to other countries, in

INDIA: From women killed in wombs, to women withou...

By Avinash Pandey A newspaper carrying a story titled, “Why many women in Maharashtra’s Beed district have no wombs” sh

MALAYSIA: World Community must stand up to coup co...

A leading minister of the Government of Malaysia has noted the imminent possibility of a coup led by conservative and right w

INDONESIA: Human Rights Activist Interrogated by P...

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2019  April 10, 2019 —

AHRC TV: Police in Philippines shoot dead 14 farme...

This week Just Asia begins with the Philippines, where police shot dead 14 farmers in Negros island on Sunday. While rights g

SRI LANKA: Danger–the Rise of Ruthless Leade...

That there is mass dissatisfaction and frustration about the way the country has been ruled is today a commonly accepted prop

AHRC TV: Pakistan court places Hindu girls in prot...

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where two teenage Hindu girls were placed in a government shelter on Tuesday, after

INDIA: Minimum Income Guarantee is a promise to wh...

Shri Rahul Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress-the main opposition party in India, made this election PROMISE i

INDIA: Ending discrimination and populism is a mus...

By Dr. Divya Padmanabhan March 21 marks the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination wor

CAMBODIA: Continuous repression of opposition poli...

Cambodian courts have recently issued arrest warrants for top Cambodian politicians living in exile, as they began preparatio

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