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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: Institutional theories about the use of torture

By Basil Fernando There are a number of entrenched beliefs which have become institutional doctrines within the policing system which contribute to the continuing practice of torture. No suspect will ever tell the truth. Therefore, it is better not to waste time asking questions before torturing the

SRI LANKA: Why do Sri Lankan Police officers tortu...

By Basil Fernando “Police officer” refers mostly to persons working for the Sri Lanka Police Service. But in the context

NEPAL: NHRC must respond to the letter sent by the...

We, the four organizations—Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Advocacy Forum, Lawyer’s Association for the Human Right

SRI LANKA: Why do Sri Lankan police officers tortu...

By Basil Fernando “Police officer” refers mostly to persons working for the Sri Lanka Police Service. But in the context

SRI LANKA: A Lunatic Police Attack

By Basil Fernando A brutal attack by Police Officers caught on a video tape has gone viral on social media. It has caused exp

SRI LANKA: UNHRC Resolution: A Ray of Hope for Sri...

By Basil Fernando The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution “Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights

WORLD: An Interview with Basil Fernando on his boo...

You may watch the interview at the following link.  Some comments of the book as follows. This is a unique and important bo

SRI LANKA: Black Sunday- Mourning the Death of Cri...

By Basil Fernando In answering the call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Sri Lanka, the faithful living in various parts

INDONESIA: Elegy For “Mbokde” (Aunty) Suu Kyi

Gugus Elmo Rai’is, Indonesian Journalist Tracing back the life history of Aung San Suu Kyi is like enjoying an elegy in the

INDONESIA: Analisa Saya Terkait Pemekaran Provinsi...

Written by Mr. Theo Hesegem (Executive Director of the Papua Justice and Human Integrity Foundation) Menurut Direktur Yayasan

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