Announcement

ASIA: AHRC – Weekly Roundup, Episode 2

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to announce the launch of its weekly video news bulletin, the Asian Human Rights Commission – Weekly Roundup. The second episode, released today, 21 October 2013, covers a wide range of human rights issues, including custodial rape in Pakistan, how Pakistan’s anti-terror laws negate fair trial guarantees; India’s appalling […]

ASIA: Asian Human Rights Commission – Weekly Roundup

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to announce the launch of its weekly video news bulletin, the Asian Human Rights Commission – Weekly Roundup. The first episode, released on 14 October 2013, covers a wide range of human rights issues, including corruption, judicial independence and military torture in Asian states. The bulletin can be watched online […]

ASIA: Second Regional Conference of Asian Parliamentarians & Human Rights Defenders on Elimination of Custodial Torture and Ill-treatment in Asia (November 2013, Hong Kong)

CONCEPT PAPER: This conference is jointly organised by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and DIGNITY. Scheduled Date: 11-13 November, 2013 States across the world deny that custodial torture and ill-treatment exist within their jurisdictions. Yet, in reality, not only does such practice exist, it is often promoted within states, as a policy, whether clandestine […]

HONG KONG: Democracy movement in Bahrain, a dialogue with Dr. Jasim Hussain, former MP of Bahrain

An Announcement by the Asian Human Rights Commission We are writing to invite you for a session on the ‘Democracy Movement in Bahrain’ with Dr. Jasim Hussain, former MP, Bahrain. The session will be for 90 minutes at the AHRC’s office, starting at 10:00 a.m.; 28 August 2013. Dr. Hussain is a spokesperson for the […]

ASIA: Global Civil Peace Declaration – End the Korean War and Sign a Peace Treaty!

The Asian Human Rights Commission asks you to consider joining the campaign for a peace declaration initiated by a number of non-governmental organisations in South Korea. All are welcome to join to sign the peace declaration as a global citizen and the declaration is scheduled to be released on July 27, 2013. Please visit the […]

ASIA: Applying for The May 18 Academy 2013

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to forward to you the announcement from the May 18 Memorial Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea regarding applications for the May 18 Academy 2013. The detailed information as well as downloading of the application form can be found at here. ——————– The May 18 Academy is an education/training program for domestic/international […]

AHRC’s new website launched at www.humanrights.asia

Dear Friends, Following the introduction a few months ago of the new website of the Asian Human Rights Commission we wish to inform you that the AHRC will discontinue its old website at www.ahrchk.net with effect from today. We invite all friends, partners, activists and interested persons to visit the AHRC’s new website at www.humanrights.asia […]

WORLD: Reprisals against persons cooperating with the UN: towards a strengthened institutional response

A Joint Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and 14 other organisations WORLD: Reprisals against persons cooperating with the UN: towards a strengthened institutional response Amnesty International, Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Baha’i International Community, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), CIVICUS, CONECTAS Direitos Humanos, […]

Relocation of the AHRC office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-ANM-001-2011 January 24, 2011 An Announcement by the Asian Human Rights Commission Relocation of the AHRC office The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you of the relocation of its office premises. Please update your address records accordingly. Asian Human Rights Commission Unit 701A, Westley Square 48 Hoi Yuen Road Kwun […]

Invitation to Consultancy Services

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the following invitation to consultancy services. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) invites proposals for the following work: Consultancy services to develop a Result Based Monitoring System and PME (Planning-Monitoring-Evaluation) framework for AHRC/ALRC 1. Purpose and specific objective […]

Invitation to a side event on forced disappearances, Room XVII, 3 – 5 pm, Wednesday March 17, 2010

The Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to inform you about the side event of the 13th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on The Global Phenomenon of Enforced Disappearances and the Entry Into Force of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance jointly organized by ALRC, […]

INDONESIA: CAVEAT Vol. 9 released — Freedom of Religion, Book Banning and Rights in Asia

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the release of vol.9 of CAVEAT, a periodical about human rights in Indonesia published by the Indonesian Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH Masyarakat). This month’s edition includes a regional page Rights in Asia from the AHRC. The publication can be downloaded here. More editions are available […]

IRAN: Human rights lawyer Shadi Sadr released from jail

Announcement | | 29-07-2009

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the release of the Human Rights lawyer, Shadi Sadr, who was released from jail on July 28, 2009. Please also see AHRC’s forwarded urgent appeal http://www.ahrchk.net/ua/mainfile.php/2009/3217/ The Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) has announced her release through following press release. Women Living Under Muslim Laws […]

INDONESIA: Caveat — new human rights periodical released

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the release of the first issue of Caveat, a monthly human rights analysis published by the Community Legal Aid Institut (LBH Masyarakat) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Volume 1, Issue I can be downloaded at http://indonesia.ahrchk.net/docs/CaveatV01-I.pdf Caveat targets a non-Indonesian audience who is particularly interested in the development of […]

PAKISTAN: A seminar on Anti-Torture Day, June 26

The Anti-Torture Movement with the collaboration of Asian Human Rights Commission is holding  a seminar on the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims            You are cordially invited to participate and express your views. To be held at:  Hyderabad Press Club At 3 PM on 26 June, 2009 Presided By: Justice Nasir Aslam […]

SRI LANKA: YouTube Presentations on the assassination of Lasantha Wickramatunga, the passing away of Justice Mark Fernando and the problems of the executive presidency

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about the following YouTube presentations: A Reading of Lasantha Wickramatunge¡¦s final article in several parts in both English and Sinhala: http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=QRE5Og5_LiY  http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=55I4aZnpZrU An appreciation of Justice Mark Fernando in both English and Sinhala: http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh8A5h3koK8, http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=rrtuqhbSMEY  A series of Cases of Police Torture in Sri Lanka: Case No. 1 Torture […]

ASIA: Fourth Asian Human Rights Consultation on the Asian Charter of Rule of Law – Hong Kong, 17-21 November 2008

THEME – Prosecution systems in Asia CONCEPT PAPER A well functioning judicial system is one of the cornerstones upholding the rule of law and democracy.  Concerns, about the relative perception of the rule of law and the absence or the erosion of democratic values in any society, reflect the state of affairs of the judicial system […]

SRI LANKA: dismissal of a former district Court Judge, Mr. Soratha Bandaranayake is declared to be in violation of the ICCPR by the UNHRC

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about View of the UNHRC in the matter of the dismissed judge, Mr. Soratha Bandaranayake On the communication bearing No. 1376/2005, in the case of Mr. Soratha Bandaranayake submitted through counsel, Mr. S.R.K. Hewamanna, we are including the full text of the View expressed by the […]

ASIA: Speech of the Mr. Muneer Malik, former president of Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association at the award ceremony at Gwangju at South Korea

We wish to share with you the following speech of Mr. Muneer Malik, delivered on his acceptance of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights. He received the human rights award on May 18, 2008 on the occasion of the 518 International Solidarity Program, held in commemoration of the great people’s movement in Gwangju, South Korea […]

ASIA: Protecting the Dike that Safeguards the Rule of Law

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to present the speech given by Mr. John J. Clancey, Chairperson of the Asian Human Rights Commission at the Awards Ceremony for the Asian Human Rights Defender Award 2008. Mr. John J. Clancey, the chairperson of the AHRC made the presentation speech on behalf of the AHRC and detailed […]