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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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INDIA: Flawed and divisive Citizenship Bill dangerous for the country

With reports of violence over the passage of the flawed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha across all seven states in the region, India’s North East is on the boil. The Bill, notwithstanding its confusing use of the word immigrants for refugees fleeing religious persecution, seeks to re

NEPAL: Dr. C.K. Raut needs urgent medical care and...

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) strongly objects to the lack of medical care given to Dr. C.K. Raut in custody. Dr.

INDIA: Authorities hand over trafficked children t...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding a multi- state child sale racket fr

ASIA: Regional Workshops – The Asian Human Right...

On December 11 to 14, 2018, human rights defenders from South East-Asia and the laureates of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights p

NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NG...

Nepal saw a year of poor human rights protection in 2018. The government was instead seen to further restrict people’s righ

AHRC TV: International Human Rights Day 2018 and o...

This week Just Asia focuses on International Human Rights Day, commemorated annually on December 10. The day marks the adopti

NEPAL: Human rights defender living in fear after ...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Anshu Gurung, a human rights defende

INDIA: Authorities remain in denial even as Aadhaa...

Despite repeated DENIAL by the authorities and their attempts to pass on such deaths as deaths by illness, 2 more hunger dea

AHRC TV: Bangladesh crackdown on civil society ahe...

This week Just Asia begins with Bangladesh, where the government has intensified crackdowns on civil society prior to Decembe

AHRC TV: Protests as Pakistan’s Asia Bibi acquit...

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where the overruling of Asia Bibi’s blasphemy conviction and death sentence last

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