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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: Affirming rights by ratification, denying rights in actual practice

Affirming something through a declaration and denying the same in actual practice happens everywhere, but the real test of affirmation is the degree to which something is practiced. When what is affirmed and what is actually practiced is virtually divorced then the very act of affirmation becomes a

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බැසිල් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු ලාංකිකයාගේ ජන ජීවිතය ත

SRI LANKA: How the poor pay for the national debt ...

By Basil Fernando The one of the most frequent practices in the public hospitals now is that patients have to pay for everyth

AHRC TV: UN urges ‘restraint’ as Hong Kong pol...

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where continuing protests are seeing an increase in police violence. Video footage

SRI LANKA: An interview on crisis of Law with Mr. ...

(Colombo Sri Lanka, August 09, 2019) We are sharing an interview with Mr. Basil Fernando in the National Television Station

AHRC TV: Legal profession calls for inquiry into p...

In this episode Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where there have been new developments arising out of an attack at Yuen Long

WORLD: Angkhana Neelapaijit wins prestigious Ramon...

This is the message the Asian Human Rights Commission sent to Angkhana Neelapaijit on her winning the prestigious Ramon Magsa

WORLD: The launching of a new journal, SDG 16

Hong Kong, July 30, 2019 The journal with focus on the SDG 16 in particular which is “Promote peaceful and inclusive so

SRI LANKA: Launching of a new book in Sinhala titl...

Hong Kong, July 28, 2019  Launching of a new book.  Neethiya and Vinaya (Law and discipline) By Basil Fernando Publisher:

AHRC TV: UN report says one of nine persons faces ...

This week Just Asia begins with a new UN report stating that 821 million people, or one out of nine persons globally, is faci

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