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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: Four years prison term for contempt of court violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

On 12 January 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka found S. V. R. P. P. A. R. L. S. Alphonsu, known also as Ranjan Ramanayake, as guilty of having committed the offence of contempt of court and sentenced him to four years of rigorous imprisonment. The accused is presently a [&

INDONESIA: Discussion on the threat against freedo...

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about the special discussion on the threat against the right to

INDIA: Farmers’ movement challenges the increasi...

Enraged Indian farmers are camping at the borders of national Capital Delhi for months in freezing cold after the Central Gov

SRI LANKA: A prison study by Human Rights Commissi...

In November 2020, the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka published a report on their prison studies. This study conducted

INDONESIA: Two Ministers arrested in anti-graft ca...

When the Pandemic COVID 19 hit Indonesia in May 2020, Law-enforcement in Indonesia recorded a unique phenomenon. The Minister

SRI LANKA: A submission on the making of a new con...

The Minster of Justice  Room No.32 {Block 02} BMICH,  Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07 expertscommpublic@yahoo.com A submiss

Vulnerability and Religious Minorities in Nepal ...

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about a research report which was conducted and promoted by the Asia

SRI LANKA: A Criminal Justice System in Crisis

By Basil Fernando A constitutional crisis is not just a matter relating to a legal text. It influences all aspects of life an

SRI LANKA: AHRC Writes to Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit ...

A Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjit

INDONESIA: Focus Discussion and Sharing with all C...

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about focus discussion and sharing with all Commissioners of th

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