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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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NEPAL: Government’s only policy is to control NGOs and restrict press freedom

Nepal saw a year of poor human rights protection in 2018. The government was instead seen to further restrict people’s rights by introducing harsh laws to control the functioning of human rights NGOs and INGOs with its National Integrity Policy (NIP). The NIP places tighter controls over non-gover

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

AHRC TV: Indian police sentenced to life imprisonm...

This week Just Asia begins with India, where the Delhi High Court sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment Wednesday

NEPAL: Police illegally arrested and tortured inno...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Terai Human Rights Defenders Allianc

AHRC TV: Bangladesh arrests prominent government c...

This week Just Asia begins with Bangladesh, where police arrested a prominent government critic on Monday. Police said Moinul

AHRC TV: Indonesian corruption watchdog arrests Be...

This week Just Asia begins with Indonesia, where the Corruption Eradication Commission arrested Bekasi’s Regent, Mrs. Nenen

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