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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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SOUTH KOREA: Eugene Soh, a great lover of genuine democracy passes away

On 16th May 2019, Eugene Soh, a man who dedicated his entire adult life working to defeat the military dictatorship in South Korea, passed away after a brief illness. Mahatma is a South Asian word meaning great soul. Eugene Soh was definitely a man who had a very great soul, a compassionate heart wi

AHRC TV: Clashes in Hong Kong legislature over ext...

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where clashes occurred at the legislature on Tuesday morning over vetting the cont

SRI LANKA: Facing not merely a security problem bu...

Although there was a two day parliamentary debate held to discuss the Easter Sunday carnage caused by the bombs that were exp

AHRC TV: Burma frees Reuters’ journalists and ot...

This week Just Asia begins with Burma, where two Reuters reporters have been freed by a presidential amnesty. Wa Lone, 33 and

SRI LANKA: Internal Causes for Easter Sunday Carna...

Much is talked about the external factors behind the worst attacks on human lives experienced in Sri Lankan history within a

SRI LANKA: AHRC’s Letter to Cardinal Malcolm Ran...

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Archbishop’s House, Colombo – 8, Sri Lanka Phone: +94 11-2695471-2-3 / 2696054 Fax: +94

AHRC TV: Sri Lanka mourns worst attack since civil...

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, which has been traumatized by a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday. M

INDONESIA: Peaceful public protest attacked and di...

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-005-2019  April 24, 2019 —

SRI LANKA: Expression of solidarity with the peopl...

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the brutal attacks on several churches in Sri Lanka, which killed a large n

AHRC TV: Hong Kong goes ahead with extradition law...

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will not drop the controversi

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