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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: Thai judge survives shooting himself in the chest in open court as a protest against interference with judicial independence

By Basil Fernando In a Thai courthouse on 4th October 2019, Judge Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest as a protest against interference with the independence of judges in their decision-making process. Fortunately, he survived the suicide attempt – made in open court – and is reportedl

WORLD: A NATION IS NOT MERELY TERRITORY OR AN IDEO...

By Basil Fernando Legalistically speaking, a nation is a people living together in a particular geographical region. But lega

SRI LANKA: අශ්වයා පණ අදිද...

බැසිල් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු පාලකයෙකු පත් කර ගන්නේ ර

WORLD: International Statement of Solidarity on As...

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Lawyers for Lawyers, and 30 other civil society organisations of the

SRI LANKA: Weaponisation of Ambiguity – Sri ...

  By Basil Fernando  The 1978 Constitution of Sri Lanka is an outstanding example of how meaning can be manipulated throug

SRI LANKA: ලංකාවේ නීති අධ...

බැසිල් ප‍්‍රනාන්දු ලංකාවේ නීති අධ්‍යාපන

WORLD: Geneva Meeting on the Goal 16 of SDG and th...

A side event was held in UN Human Rights Council premises on the 23rd of September. It was sponsored by the Asian Legal Resou

WORLD: Affirming rights by ratification, denying r...

Affirming something through a declaration and denying the same in actual practice happens everywhere, but the real test of af

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: මානව ...

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

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