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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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INDIA: Massive reduction in multi-dimensional poverty laudable but not enough

The United Nations Development Programme’s recently released 2018 Multi- dimensional Poverty Index (MPI) lauds India for a massive reduction in multi-dimensional poverty in the country. The MPI goes beyond looking merely at income to understand how people experience poverty. It uses key dimensio

AHRC TV: Over a thousand deaths in Indonesia earth...

This week Just Asia begins with Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province, which was hit by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake last Fri

INDIA: Harassment and detention of students and pr...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Human Rights Alert, Manipur regarding th

AHRC TV: Indian police suspended for abusing woman...

This week Just Asia begins with India, where three police constables were suspended in an incident that went viral. A few day

INDONESIA : Refleksi peristiwa berdarah Tanjung Pr...

By Yusron Zainuri, a survival of Tanjung Priok 1984 massacre Peristiwa berdarah Tanjung priok 84 merupakan Tragedi kemanusiaa

AHRC TV: India’s Supreme Court decriminalizes ho...

This week Just Asia begins with India, where the Supreme Court has decriminalized sexuality. In a landmark and much-awaited j

SRI LANKA: Almost a Million Children Hungry, and I...

Sri Lanka repeatedly tops the ranks in South Asia when it comes to hunger. It in fact has mostly sat with the much better doi

BURMA/MYANMAR: Journalists’ arrest threatens fre...

On 12 December 2017, two Burmese journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, were arrested through a police sting operation in Yang

INDONESIA: Polish citizen and indigenous Papuans a...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the local network in Jayawijaya Regency,

AHRC TV: Thai authorities arrest asylum seekers an...

This week Just Asia begins with Thailand, where 181 ethnic minority refugees and asylum seekers, most with UN refugee status,

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