Open Letter

INDONESIA: A great deal of homework on religious freedom for the newly inaugurated Bekasi regent

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Dr. Hj. Neneng Hasanah Yasin, the Regent of Bekasi Dr. Hj. Neneng Hasanah Yasin Regent of Bekasi Komp. Perkantoran Pemerintah Bekasi Desa Sukamahi, Kec. Cikarang Pusat INDONESIA Tel: +62 21 8997 0128, 8997 0129 Fax: +62 21 8997 0064 Email: diskominfo@bekasikab.go.id Dear Dr. Yasin, INDONESIA: […]

UN: Joint letter opposing anti-NGO participation proposal concerning the UN’s Minority Forum and Social Forum

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council March 23, 2012 To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, Re: Oppose anti-NGO proposal on Human Rights Council resolutions on The Social Forum (A/HRC/19/L.20) and the Forum on Minority Issues (A/HRC/19/L.11) […]

IRAN: Joint letter urging support for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council To the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council: As you know, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Iran is currently up for renewal and will be put to a vote before the Human Rights […]

NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against the victims’ fundamental rights

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission and Advocacy Forum to the Chairman of UCPN-Maoists Party Mr. Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” Chairman of United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) Central Office Perishdanda-Koteshwor, Kathmandu NEPAL Tel: +977 4602290 Fax:+977 4602289 Email: ucpnminfo@gmail.com Dear Mr Dahal, NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against the victims’ fundamental rights […]

NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against the victims’ fundamental rights

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission and Advocacy Forum to the Chairman of (UML) Communist Party of Nepal Mr. Jhalanath Khanal Chairman Communist Party of Nepal (UML) Central Office Madan Nagar, Balkhu P. O. Box: 5471 NEPAL Phone: 977-01-4278081/82 Fax: 977-01-4278084 Email: umlcpn@gmail.com, info@jnkhanal.com Dear Mr Khanal, NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against […]

NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against the victims’ fundamental rights

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission and Advocacy Forum to the President of Nepali Congress Party Mr. Sushil Koirala Nepali Congress President Central Office B.P. Smriti Bhawan, B.P. Nagar, Lalitpur NEPAL Tel  : (977-1) 5555263 / 5555266 Fax : (977-1) 5555188 E-mail : ncparty@wlink.com.np Dear Mr Koirala, NEPAL: Blanket amnesty goes against […]

NEPAL: Ratification of the third Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission, Advocacy Forum, Concern for Children and Environment (Concern) Nepal, Backward Society Education (BASE) Nepal and Himalayan Human Rights Monitors (Himrights) to the Prime Minister of Nepal   To, Rt. Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister of Nepal Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Nepal Singh […]

MYANMAR: Demand open trial, retrial and dropping of contempt proceedings in case of Phyo Wai Aung

February 22, 2012 An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chief Justice of Myanmar/Burma U Tun Tun Oo Chief Justice Office of the Supreme Court Office No. 24 Naypyitaw MYANMAR Tel: + 95 67 404 080/ 071/ 078/ 067 or + 95 1 372 145 Fax: + 95 67 404 059 […]

NEPAL: Express concern about decaying rule of law framework, prevalent human rights violations, impunity during Nepal visit

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero Under Secretary, Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 United States of America Fax: + (202) 647-1579 Dear Ms. Otero, NEPAL: […]

SRI LANKA: Abductors threaten the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Honourable Attorney General of Sri Lanka The Honourable Shanthi Eva Wanasundara Attorney General Attorney General’s Department Colombo 12 SRI LANKA Fax: +94 11 2 436421 E-mail: ag@attorneygeneral.gov.lk Dear Ms. Wanasundara, SRI LANKA: Abductors threaten the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka We wish to bring […]

MYANMAR: Appeal to review cases of 32 lawyers disbarred for political reasons

An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Myanmar (Burma) U Tun Tun Oo Chief Justice Office of the Supreme Court Office No. 24 Naypyitaw MYANMAR Tel: + 95 67 404 080/ 071/ 078/ 067 or + 95 1 372 145 Fax: + 95 67 404 059 Dear Chief Justice MYANMAR: Appeal to review cases […]

SYRIA: Joint call by civil society for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council November 22, 2011 To: Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, As civil society organizations from around the world we urgently call on the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) to convene a […]

SYRIA: NGOs urge UN General Assembly to condemn ongoing grave rights abuses

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the UN General Assembly November 21, 2011 To: All Member States of the UN General Assembly Dear Ambassador, On October 20 a number of our organizations wrote to you to urge the UN General Assembly to demand an end to the government-sponsored violence […]

INDIA: POSCO project is not more important than public opinion

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chief Minister of Orissa Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik Through the office of the Principal Secretary Home Department, Government of Orissa Naveen Nivas, Aerodrome Road Bhubaneswar 751001, Orissa INDIA Fax: +91 674 25351006 Email: homesec@ori.nic.in Dear Sir, INDIA: POSCO project is not more important than […]

INDIA: POSCO project is not more important than public opinion

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Chief Minister of Orissa Chief Minister Mr. Naveen Patnaik Through the office of the Principal Secretary Home Department, Government of Orissa Naveen Nivas, Aerodrome Road Bhubaneswar 751001, Orissa INDIA Fax: +91 674 25351006 Email: homesec@ori.nic.in Dear Sir, INDIA: POSCO project is not more important […]

SRI LANKA: The commemoration of the disappeared in Sri Lanka

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to His Eminence, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Archbishop’s House, Borella, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka. Fax: 0094-11-2692009 E-mail: sunilde@sltnet.lk Your Eminence, Re: The commemoration of the disappeared in Sri Lanka We are writing to bring to your notice an action by some priests, namely, Rev. […]

BURMA: Urgent humanitarian intervention needed for jailed monk

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the President of Myanmar/Burma U Thein Sein President of Myanmar President Office Office No.18 Naypyitaw Myanmar Dear Mr Thein Sein BURMA: Urgent humanitarian intervention needed for jailed monk I am writing to you with an urgent humanitarian request concerning the current conditions of detention for […]

NEPAL: Government should prioritize Dalits’ food security

Baburam Bhattarai Prime Minister Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Nepal Singh Durbar P.O. Box: 43312 Kathmandu Nepal Tel: +977 1 421 1000 Fax: +977 1 421 1086 Email: info@opmcm.gov.np Dear Prime Minister: NEPAL: Government should prioritize Dalits’ food security During the month of the World Food Day (October 16) and the International […]

SRI LANKA: NGOs urge postponement of Sri Lanka’s hosting of top Commonwealth meeting, citing human rights concerns

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Subject: Sri Lanka as the host of CHOGM 2013 October 20, 2011 Dear Commonwealth Heads of Governments, This letter follows an earlier letter on this subject that many of us jointly wrote to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers, prior to […]

SYRIA: NGOs call on UN General Assembly to condemn the violence in Syria

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the members of the UN General Assembly October 20, 2011 To: All Member States of the UN General Assembly Dear Ambassador, In light of the Security Council’s failure to address the violence by Syria’s security forces against their own people, we call on […]