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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INDONESIA: Shrinking of public space on expression, association and peaceful assembly 

PEACEFUL ASSEMBLY  Discussion at Yogyakarta State University Critics against the Regime Forcibly Dispersed by the Rector          Discussion and gathering that was planned by the students of Yogyakarta State University (UNY) and other academics, such as lecturers and professors, were fo

INDONESIA: Acquittal verdict of Haris and Fatia ...

(Hong Kong, January 16, 2024) The Panel of Judges at the East Jakarta District Court has issued an acquittal verdict regardin

INDONESIA: Emergency Protection for Human Rights D...

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of Human Rights Day In commemorating the International Human

INDONESIA: The Indictment of Haris Azhar and Fatia...

The trial process of Ms. Fatia Maulidiyanti, a Coordinator of the Commission for Disappearances and Victims of Violence / Kon

INDONESIA: Rumah Warga di kawasan Simogunung Surab...

Hong Kong, October 26, 2023  TNI Angkat Udara (TNI AU) dalam hal ini Pangkalan Udara Muljono telah melakukan klaim sepihak t

SRI LANKA: IMF observations on an Independent Pros...

IMF in its recent report issued in September titled Sri Lanka; Technical Assistance Report-Governance Diagnostic Assessment,

SRI LANKA: If Tocqueville was to read our proposed...

By Basil Fernando Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, comte de Tocqueville is the famous author of the book Democracy in America. I

SRI LANKA: Imprisonment of 5 Years for Non-Arrest...

By Basil Fernando The sentencing of a former Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police for giving illegal orders not to arres

INDONESIA: Stop violence and protect Rempang resid...

Hong Kong, Thursday 14, 2023 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) supports 130 Indonesian civil society organisations

INDONESIA: Presidential Security Detail (Paspampr...

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the President of Republic of Indonesia  Mr. Joko Widodo Pres


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