Once a child is taken into RAC custody, they are continuously detained without charges. Neither these children nor their parents would know the reasons why they are held, and when they would be released.
The Asian Human Rights Commission takes the greatest pleasure in congratulating Malala Yousafzai on the occasion of being awarded the Nobel Prize for female education.
While there is popular anger against the prevailing situation, people are trapped within the overall situation of lawlessness and the extreme use of violence by law enforcement authorities.
Cambodia, which ratified the Rome Statute (or ICC Statute) in March 2002, gives the ICC jurisdiction to prosecute individuals for international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes committed on her territory subsequent to July 2002.
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY) wishes to inform you that the 3rd Parliamentarians' Conference on the Asian Alliance Against Torture & Ill-treatment (AAATI) has started on 10 October 2014.
During this past week, Central was occupied by thousands of demonstrators, as was Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, and other parts of Hong Kong. The key question being asked is: What needs to be done to end the demonstrations?
The most common way is to see poverty as the absence of the most meagre of resources for living. In other words, it is the lack of a minimum income.
Basil Fernando is a leading Asian human rights defender. In a career spanning three decades, he has been pivotal in linking ordinary citizens striving for human rights principles at the grassroots to institutions working for structural reform at the policy level.
The Story of 30 Years of Commitment is a documentary (now accessible online) produced by Josefina Bergsten, which traces 30 years of work of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC).
At 4pm on June 12, 2014, 14-year-old Darlene Jane Las Pinas, a student of Malandag National High School, was asked by her parents, Darwin and Lorgina Las Pinas, to buy noodles from a nearby store for their dinner. Darlene Jane failed to return home.
The government of Pakistan has accorded unlimited powers to the law enforcement authorities to combat the terrorism through the Pakistan Protection Act of 2014.
One factor that has received less attention in this tragic incident is the chronic disease it has spawned, something unaddressed by society. This affliction is none other than the consummate demoralisation of the people as a whole, which stems from the failure of the state to protect the lives of its citizens.
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