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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/SRI LANKA: Gang Rapes, Justice and Civilization in India and Sri Lanka

An incident was reported in December 2019 from India regarding the gang rape of a woman and what happened thereafter. The news of the gang rape stirred up a massive protest from many parts of India. Among those who were involved in the protest were sections of the intelligencia of India such as Prof

BANGLADESH: Defending rights requires unified resi...

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, and Odhikar on t

PAKISTAN: Activist languishing in jail a month aft...

One month since Professor Muhammad Ismail was arbitrarily detained, he is still languishing in prison on trumped-up charges o

SRI LANKA: Election 2019 – Hamlet without a Prin...

By Basil Fernando The 2019 election has not generated any real enthusiasm among the people. There have been the usual rituals

SRI LANKA: What happens to the people happens also...

A comment on the memoir of Former Chief Justice Dr Shiranee Bandaranayake entitled “Hold Me in Contempt” Basil Fernando A

INDIA: Borewells and potholes kill more Indians th...

By Avinash Pandey Efforts to rescue 2-year-old Sujith Wilson, trapped in a borewell for over 3 days in a village in Tiruchira

WORLD: Thai judge survives shooting himself in the...

By Basil Fernando In a Thai courthouse on 4th October 2019, Judge Khanakorn Pianchana shot himself in the chest as a protest

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

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