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The Tragicomedy of Constitutional Autochthony

“Tragicomedy of Constitutional Autochthony”, by Basil Fernando, is a compendium of articles linked to a common theme which is the need for recognising that the legal system in Sri Lanka and in particular the justice system is facing a threat of being alienated from the people. The short essays is an attempt to direct the […]

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Undermining of the Legal and Political Systems

Latest AHRC publication “Undermining of the Legal and Political Systems” by Basil Fernando explores in detail the all-pervading societal crisis that has been created by the undermining of both the political and the criminal justice administration systems in the country and work towards greater democratisation of the political system a...

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Deterioration of the Legal Intellect in Sri Lanka – A Miraculous Cure is Possible

( June 16, 2015 – Hong Kong ) We are sharing with you, the most recent publication of AHRC, entitled: Deterioration of the Legal Intellect in Sri Lanka – A Miraculous Cure is Possible. It is a collection of recently published articles written by Basil Fernando, on problems of the Sri Lankan Justice System-i.e. Police, […]

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HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS

HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION & THE ASIAN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE, traces 30 years of work of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC). Both the AHRC and the ALRC are based in Hong Kong, and work in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, [&...

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A SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF DISAPPEARANCES IN SRI LANKA

The last four decades of political violence in Sri Lanka have witnessed the enforced disappearance of tens of thousands of Sri Lankans. While much of the relevant literature has contextualised disappearance as a counter-insurgency strategy in the context of armed confrontation, the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (...

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Asia Report 2013

Commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of Human Rights Day, the Asian  Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a comprehensive report, State  of Human Rights in Asia 2013, covering Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh,  Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hunger in Asia. The global theme for  this year is 20 Years: Working for yo...

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THE PRACTICE OF TORTURE – A Threat to the Rule of Law and Democratisation

Torture and ill-treatment are endemic to almost all Asian countries. Based on the structural reasons for torture, one may state that torture and illtreatment are common features of less developed countries. However, these very structural aspects of torture are missing from the discourse on torture prevention within the human rights commun...

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The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women’s Rights in Pakistan

Foreword The women of Pakistan bear the brunt of poor governance, military strife, and the corruption of the social, political and economic systems which surround them. W omen make up 49% of the population of Pakistan, yet they are continuously marginalized and discriminated against by the middle class and feudal societies, and through po...

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOVERNANCE BANGLADESH

(Hong Kong, November 6, 2013): The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has published a new book titled, “Human Rights and Governance: Bangladesh” edited by Md Shariful Islam, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Dhaka, and contributed by eleven authors, including the editor, in nine chapters. The edited...

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The Neglected Genocide – Human rights abuses against Papuans in the Central Highlands, 1977 – 1978

Please note that on 25.10.2013 at 12.00 a.m. (GMT +8) an updated version of the report was put online with a corrected image on page 32 and page 94 Title : The Neglected Genocide – Human rights abuses against Papuans in the Central Highlands, 1977 – 1978 ISBN : 978-962-8314-63-8 (online) Language : English, Indonesian [&hellip...

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