INDIA: Criminal justice reform duty of state, not court

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Statement : The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates the observations made by the Supreme Court of India that the Indian criminal justice process will immensely benefit from crime investigating agencies adopting scientific investigation methods. The apex court has said that the old style of conducting investigations, relying on confession statements and oral evidence in criminal trials, often results in gross miscarriage of justice. Miscarriage of justice can be corrected to a large extent if the investigation process adopts, and adapts itself to, utilizing new developments in science and technology, said the court. Read More...

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ASIA: AHRC TV- Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup Episode 25

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Announcement : In this week’s special programme we report on the AHRC’s Partner’s Meeting, which was held last week in Hong Kong. Human rights defenders from around Asia gathered to discuss future strategies and directions for their work.The theme for this year’s meeting was the Rule of Law and to what extent this system of governance is a reality in the Asian countries under discussion. Read More...

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PAKISTAN: Negotiating with the wrong people

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Article : If anything flagrant is to be noticed in North Waziristan, it is the lack of seriousness and the obvious collusion of the state with the terrorists organisations based in that beautiful but lawless land of the Wazir and Dawar tribes of Khyber Pakhtoon Kha province. Read More...

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