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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: Sympathies to the victims of the massacre in New Zealand

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) extends its deepest sympathies to the victims of the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. We urge all the governments and the people of the world to support New Zealand’s efforts to deal with the situation on the basis of humane values and principles. The

AHRC TV: Just Asia completes 250 episodes

This week Just Asia is marking its completion of 250 episodes. Since October 2013, AHRC TV’s news programme has been provid

SRI LANKA: Recognising the missing legal system

A well-functioning legal system can be measured by its response to daily crimes and complaints. This is a much better test in

INDIA: Hiding data can’t hide jobless growth

By Avinash Pandey Contrary to the claims of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India seems to have been losing jobs at a staggerin

INDIA: International Women’s Day requires regrou...

By Avinash Pandey In functioning democracies based on rule of law, International Women’s Day would be a solemn occasion to

AHRC TV: Malaysia joins ICC and other stories in J...

This week Just Asia begins with Malaysia, which has become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) after signing t

NEPAL: Proposed new social media law in Nepal thre...

A Joint media release by the Asian Human Rights Commission and CIVICUS • A new broad and restrictive law being introduced b

INDIA: Farm income growth hits 14-year low amidst ...

Contrary to the incumbent government’s electoral promise of doubling farmers’ income, India’s agricultural crisis has d

SRI LANKA: Open letter to the Honourable Speaker o...

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Honourable Speaker of the Parliament on the murder of two busine

AHRC TV: Sri Lankan police arrested in death of tw...

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where investigations are ongoing into the abduction and murder of two businessmen

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