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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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WORLD: New imagination needed to understand global human rights situation.

After two world wars, the first world elite realized the necessity of a global human rights movement, and cooperated with each other to bring that about. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a product of this imagination and determination not to allow past rights violations to recur. Subseq

INDIA: Police officers open fire at peaceful prote...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human

AHRC TV: Indian police fire at protesters without ...

This week Just Asia begins with India’s north eastern state of Tripura, where police opened fire without any warning agai

INDIA: Flawed and divisive Citizenship Bill danger...

With reports of violence over the passage of the flawed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha across all seven states

NEPAL: Dr. C.K. Raut needs urgent medical care and...

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly objects to the lack of medical care given to Dr. C.K. Raut in custody. Dr.

INDIA: Authorities hand over trafficked children t...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding a multi- state child sale racket fr

ASIA: Regional Workshops – The Asian Human Right...

On December 11 to 14, 2018, human rights defenders from South East-Asia and the laureates of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights p

NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NG...

Nepal saw a year of poor human rights protection in 2018. The government was instead seen to further restrict people’s righ

AHRC TV: International Human Rights Day 2018 and o...

This week Just Asia focuses on International Human Rights Day, commemorated annually on December 10. The day marks the adopti

NEPAL: Human rights defender living in fear after ...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Anshu Gurung, a human rights defende

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