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: Male Prisoner needing urgent medical treatment for heart ailment severely tortured by Police

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Human Rights Office Kandy that Sri Rangaraja Sudan (29) of No: 34/57, Wilfradpura, Hatton, was kidnapped by a group when he was 19 years old. While he was under the control of this group, they forcibly used him

SRI LANKA: Release poet and drop spurious charges ...

The arrest and ongoing detention of award-winning author and poet Shakthika Sathkumara on spurious charges are a clear violat

AHRC TV: Angry protests continue in Hong Kong agai...

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where protests are continuing over the government’s proposed extradition bill. T

ASIA: The Sovereignty of the People, Freedom of Ex...

The sovereignty of the people is best expressed by the exercise of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. Both of the

NEPAL: New laws and policies aim to throttle the N...

The government of Nepal has been repeatedly throttling the civil society, media and human rights organizations in Nepal. Even

AHRC TV: Indian building safety violations lead to...

This week Just Asia begins with India, where criminal disdain for human life was seen again in a blaze claiming 22 young live

INDONESIA: A Review of the Indonesian Government...

Written by Chrisbiantoro1 Introduction As a member of the United Nations (UN)2, Indonesia has ratified at least six major int

BANGLADESH: Human Rights Defender tortured while i...

Bangladesh authorities must immediately release human rights defender Mohammad Abdul Kaium, who has been allegedly tortured i

SRI LANKA: Extinct legal system caused security cr...

According to Sri Lankan Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake, the present security crisis facing the country was a result of the

SRI LANKA: Debate on restoring security is diverte...

Late Mr. Tarzie Vittachithe, winner of many prestigious awards for journalism, had a favourite saying that, “Everything is


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