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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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AHRC TV: Sri Lanka to bring back death penalty for drug offenders and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 247

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, where President Maithripala Sirisena told parliament last week that he was ready to bring back the death penalty for drug offenders within one or two months. The last hanging in Sri Lanka took place in 1976, since when there has been a moratorium on capital

SRI LANKA: Public space decreasing as talk of pres...

In an unprecedented move, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena attacked the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL)

INDONESIA: Nasib Masyrakat Sipil di Papua Terancam

Saya sebagai Pemerhati Ham Papua, sangat perihatin dengan situasi pelanggaran Ham di papua di akhir-akhir ini, masyarakat sip

AHRC TV: Pakistan Supreme Court upholds Asia Bibi ...

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where the Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of Asia Bibi on b

SRI LANKA: From instability to greater disability

Perhaps one thing that was forgotten when Lord Dunmore gave Adult Franchise for all, and also when Sri Lanka became an indepe

NEPAL: Man seriously injured due to police torture

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Advocacy Forum (AF) that police offi

AHRC TV: Philippines lowers criminal responsibilit...

This week Just Asia begins with the Philippines, where rights groups and opposition lawmakers have condemned a bill lowering

WORLD: New imagination needed to understand global...

After two world wars, the first world elite realized the necessity of a global human rights movement, and cooperated with eac

INDIA: Police officers open fire at peaceful prote...

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human

AHRC TV: Indian police fire at protesters without ...

This week Just Asia begins with India’s north eastern state of Tripura, where police opened fire without any warning agai

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