Announcement

BURMA: AHRC now accepting donations on behalf of partners

Twelve days since Cyclone Nargis, international aid groups and bilateral donors are still greatly hampered in getting access to stricken populations in Burma who are now at risk of a massive outbreak of waterborne diseases, including diarrhea, cholera, malaria, and skin ailments. As a result, local people have had to step up to the challenge […]

ASIA: Muneer Malik and Aitzaz Ahsan accept the AHRC’s Human Rights Defender Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-ANM-003-2008 May 14, 2008 An Announcement by the Asian Human Rights Commission ASIA: Muneer Malik and Aitzaz Ahsan accept the AHRC’s Human Rights Defender Award The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that at an award ceremony held at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club, Hong Kong, Mr. Muneer Malik accepted the […]

INDIA: Applications are invited for voluntary service of qualified doctors to assist tuberculosis patients in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) invites applications from qualified Indian doctors for full-time field work in a project to help the identification and treatment of tuberculosis patients in and around Varanasi, India. The initial phase of the contract will be for a period of six months, preferably starting from the 1st week of February […]

New web resources on rule of law Sri Lanka

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you that there are several new web resources on the rule of law, democracy and human rights in Sri Lanka which provide information and documents valuable to researchers and concerned persons. www.ruleoflawsrilanka.org This website contains historical reports such as the Police Commission Reports of 1946 and 1970. […]

SRI LANKA: Petition for a UN monitoring mission in Sri Lanka

The Asian Human Rights Commission is launching a petition to the Sri Lankan government to support a field presence by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has seen an enormous deterioration of the human rights situation and the institutions of justice. The spiral of violence in the […]

PAKISTAN: Photo-history of the 2007 lawyers’ movement in Pakistan published online

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in collaboration with the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) wishes to announce the publication of a pictorial book that documents the development of the lawyer’s movement throughout the recent tumultuous months in Pakistan. The book covers all the events that occurred between March and July 2007. The publication, entitled “People’s […]

PAKISTAN: International Day Against Torture and Rehabilitation of Torture Victim

SNP legal Aid Committee with the collaboration of Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is holding a Seminar on “INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE AND REHABILITATION OF TORTURE VICTIM” on 26th June 2007, 3:00pm @ Mehran Hotel Marvi Hall Shahrah-e- Faisal Karachi, as declared by the UN. We are cordially inviting you, to please attend this Seminar […]

SRI LANKA: ALRC and the Law and Society Trust speaking at the UN Human Rights Council

Dear friends, We would like to share with you a link to video recording of the oral submission by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and the Law and Society Trust Sri Lanka. To view the online video please visit the link: http://webcast.un.org/ramgen/conferences/hrc2006/five/hrc070611pm-eng.rm?start=00:39:01&end=00:42:1 You need to have the RealPlayer installed on your computer in order to […]

PAKISTAN: Petition by the Chief Justice publicised

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to share with you the constitutional petition filed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the Supreme Court on April 25, 2007. In the petition, Justice Chaudhry is challenging his humiliation by the president of Pakistan and his detention during […]

THAILAND: AHRC fund for Somchai Neelaphaijit memorial marker

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has requested the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to permit the construction of a small marker at the site of the 12 March 2004 abduction of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit, who after three years remains missing (AHRC-OL-010-2007). As noted in the letter to the governor of Bangkok, the making of […]

ASIA: AHRC announces the release of its 2006 Human Rights Report — The State of Human Rights in Eleven Asian Nations

(Hong Kong, December 21, 2006) The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) announces the release of its Human Rights Report for 2006 (345 pages), entitled “The State of Human .” The report includes in-depth analysis of the situation of human rights in the following countries (please click on the following links to access the individual country sections): Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, […]

PAKISTAN: Online petition for the release of an innocent person facing the death penalty after 18 years in prison

The president of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, again rescheduled the execution of Mirza Tahir Hussain, a 36-year-old Pakistani-born British national. A black warrant was issued by the sessions court of Rawalpindi, according to which Mirza will be hanged at 3 a.m. on November 1in the Adiala jail, the notorious jail where Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali […]

JAPAN: Launch of Japanese Mailing Lists (in Japanese)

27 June 2006 AA-004-2006 A Special Announcement by the Asian Human Rights Commission JAPAN: Launch of Japanese Mailing Lists 日本語でのメーリングリストをはじめました アジアン ヒューマンライツ コミッションより お知らせです ――ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION―― メーリングリストにご登録の皆様へ、 こんにちは。日本では梅雨前線の活動が今しばらく活発さを見せるようですが、皆様はいかがお過ごしでしょうか? AHRC――アジアン ヒューマンライツ コミッションは、日ごろ私どものメーリングリストにご登録いただいている皆様に、日本語訳のプレスリリースやアージェントアピールなどをこれから順次お届けしてまいりますことをお知らせいたします。 引き続き英文その他各種言語でのAHRCおよびALRCのサイトはメインとして機能しております。日本語訳もできるだけ多く載せてまいりたいと思っておりますが、しばらくは数に限りがあるかと思います。できるだけ多くの情報を皆様にお届けしてまいるためにも努力して参ります。 URGENT: なお、AHRCはタイの特別捜査局の局長に対する辞任要求の署名活動を現在サポートしております。署名活動の内容に関して、日本語訳をリンクしておりますので、どうぞご参照の上、ご賛同いただける場合はページ内の“署名はここから”をクリックいただきご記入いただければ幸いです。 詳しくはこちらをどうぞ。 http://thailand.ahrchk.net/dsi_petition/jpnindex.htm ————————————————————————————– また、しばらくは英語のみとなりますが、メーリングリストへの新たなご登録もお待ちしております。 ご登録はこちら http://www.ahrchk.net/phplist/lists/?p=subscribe&id=16 皆様のご意見、ご要望等をいつでも歓迎いたしております。http://www.ahrchk.net/modules7635.html のページから、ウェブマスターまでご連絡ください。 19/F, Go-Up Commercial Building, www.ahrchk.net 998 Canton Road, KowloonHongkong S.A.R.Tel: +(852) – 2698-6339 Fax: +(852) – 2698-6367  Web:

New easy process to support the urgent appeals programme

The Asian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) Urgent Appeals Programme wishes to remind you of our new urgent appeal online support system. We strongly urge you to use this system and to help pressure government authorities and other relevant persons to intervene and bring justice to all concerned.  The urgent appeals online support system will now […]

The AHRC is happy to launch the urgent appeal online support system

The urgent appeals programme has experienced considerable growth over the last years. To ensure that individual support by UA programme subscribers will continue despite the increased issuing of urgent appeals, and to ease the possibilities to support the urgent appeals programme, the AHRC has launched an addition to the existing system. The urgent appeals online […]

ASIA: 2nd AHRC Asian Human Rights Defender Award Presentation Ceremony for Somchai Neelaphaijit

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Hong Kong, with the cooperation of the Institute of Asian Studies and Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University and the NGOs Coalition for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, Thailand, is pleased to announce that the 2nd Asian Human Rights Defenders Award Presentation Ceremony for Mr Somchai Neelaphaijit (posthumous), […]