Open Letter

NEPAL: Dialogue with the Prime Minister must make accountability and justice its cornerstone (to Ban Ki-Moon, General Secretary of the UN)

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Ban Ki-Moon, General Secretary of the United Nations The Honorable Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General 760 United Nations Plaza United Nations New York, NY 10017 UNITED STATES Via fax: 1-212-963-2155 Your Excellency, NEPAL: Dialogue with the Prime Minister must make accountability and justice its cornerstone The […]

NEPAL: Dialogue with the Prime Minister must make accountability and justice its cornerstone (to the President of the USA)

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the President of the United States of America President Barack Obama President of the United States of America The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Fax: +1-202-456-2461 Dear Mr. President, NEPAL: Dialogue with the Prime Minister must make accountability and justice its […]

SRI LANKA: NGOs urge HRC President to enable accountability for violations in Sri Lanka

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world H.E. Laura Dupuy Lasserre  President of the United Nations Human Rights Council  Email: hrcpresidency@ohchr.org  Fax: +41-(0)22-917-0490  CC: Member States of the Human Rights Council Geneva, 16 September 2011  Your Excellency,  The undersigned non-governmental human rights organisations write this letter to you in your capacity […]

SUDAN/SOUTH SUDAN: Addressing the situation of human rights in Sudan and South Sudan at the 18th session of the UN Human Rights Council

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the 18th Human Rights Council To Permanent Representatives of all member states of the UN Human Rights Council Geneva, 14 September 2011, Excellency, The undersigned organizations are writing to urge your government to address serious and widespread human rights abuses which continue to […]

SRI LANKA: A young man’s complaint of imminent threat to life

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Inspector General of Police and the Secretary, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka  Dear Sirs, SRI LANKA: A young man’s complaint of imminent threat to life Re: A young man’s complaint of imminent threat to life due to a powerful businessman working hand-in-hand with […]

BANGLADESH: REDRESS and AHRC write to the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh to express their concerns about ineffective investigation into violent attack against the human rights defender

A Joint Open Letter from REDRESS and the Asian Human Rights Commission to Prof. Mizanur Rahman, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh Dr Mizanur RAHMAN, Chairman National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh Gulpheshan Plaza, 8, Shahid Salina Parvin Sarak, Maghbazar, Dhaka-1217, BANGLADESH London / Hong Kong, 22 July 2011 Dear Dr Mizanur […]

PHILIPPINES/ASIA: The AHRC questions the membership of former President Arroyo in the International Commission against the Death Penalty (ICDP)

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Mr. Federico Mayor, President of the International Commission against the Death Penalty Mr. Federico Mayor President International Commission against the Death Penalty C/o The Secretariat Edificio Torres Ágora, Serrano Galvache 26, 28071 Madrid SPAIN Tel: +34 91 394 89 53 Email: asunta.vivo@icomdp.org Dear Mr. Mayor, […]

PHILIPPINES: Commission on Human Rights (CHR) deprives torture victims remedy by failing to act promptly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2011 AHRC-OLT-006-2011 An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Ms. Loretta Ann Rosales, chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines Ms. Loretta Ann Rosales Chairperson Commission on Human Rights (CHR) SAAC Bldg., Commonwealth Avenue U.P. Complex, Diliman Quezon City PHILIPPINES Fax: +63 2 929 […]

BANGLADESH: An Open Letter to the Chairperson of the NHRC, Prof Mizanur Rahman requesting that he visit FMA Razzak in hospital and take appropriate action to ensure justice

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Prof. Mizanur Rahman, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh Prof. Mizanur Rahman Chairman National Human Rights Commission 10th Floor, Gulfeshan Plaza 8, Journalist Selina Parvin Road Mogbazar, Dhaka BANGLADESH Fax: +88 02 8333219 Dear Professor Rahman, BANGLADESH: An Open Letter to the Chairperson of […]

THAILAND: The role of the justice ministry in a travesty of justice–an analysis of the Court of Appeal acquittal of all police in the Somchai Neelaphaijit case and the situation of his family

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2011 AHRC-OLT-004-2011 An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Minister of Justice, Thailand Pirapan Salirathavibhaga Minister of Justice Ministry of Justice Government Complex (Bldg A) 120 Moo 3, Chaeng Watthana Road Thung Song Hong, Laksi Bangkok 10210 THAILAND Dear Mr Pirapan THAILAND: The role of the […]

PHILIPPINES: Concern over how the PLEB is handling the case of the torture victim Jhon Paul Nerio

SPECIAL REPORT: Torture in the Philippines & the unfulfilled promise of the 1987 Constitution ——- An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to Atty. Fernando Cubero, Chairman, Peoples Law Enforcement Board in Kidapawan City Atty. Fernando Cubero Chairman Peoples Law Enforcement Board City Hall of Kidapawan Kidapawan City PHILIPPINES Tel. No.: +63 64 […]

ASIA: NGOs urge Asian States not to allow Syria to run for Human Rights Council membership

ASIA: NGOs urge Asian States not to allow Syria to run for Human Rights Council membership Your Excellency, As nongovernmental organizations working to promote human rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC), we are deeply concerned that the Asia Group has endorsed a slate of four candidates that includes Syria for the four […]

SRI LANKA: Foreign Ministers urged to make Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka conditional on significant progress concerning human rights

A Joint Open Letter to Commonwealth Foreign Ministers from Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Asian Legal Resource Centre, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Human Rights Watch, INFORM Human Rights Documentation Centre, Sri Lanka, International Federation for Human Rights, Law and Society Trust, Minority Rights Group International, and Sri Lanka Campaign […]

MALAYSIA: Protest against a threat of litigation against human rights lawyer, public interest advocate and blogger Mr. Charles Hector Fernandez

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to the Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn. Bhd. Company Mr. Takeshi Nishitsuji — President Asahi Kosei (M) Sdn. Bhd. Lot 3377, Jalan Perusahaan Utama, Taman Industri Selesa Jaya, 43300 Balakong, Selangor Darul Ehsan MALAYSIA Tel: +60 3 89614360 Fax: +60 3 89614354 Email: asahi@po.jaring.my Dear Mr. Nishitsuji, […]

SRI LANKA: AHRC tells the Canada-based Sri Lankan intellectual to stop distribution of false and defamatory material and a death list

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2011 AHRC-OLT-001-2011   An Open Letter to Dr. Chandre Dharma-Wardana – the AHRC tells the Canada-based Sri Lankan intellectual to stop distribution of false and defamatory material and a death list   SRI LANKA: AHRC tells the Canada-based Sri Lankan intellectual to stop distribution of false and defamatory material and […]

SRI LANKA: A Christmas appeal to President Rajapaksa to save Rizana Nafeek

An Open Letter to the President of Sri Lanka on the fate of Rizana Nafeek     Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa   President Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Presidential Secretariat Colombo-01 SRI LANKA   Tel: + 94 11 2447400 Fax: + +94 11 2423494 E-mail: secretary@presidentsoffice.lk       Your Excellency President Mahinda Rajapaksa:   SRI […]

PHILIPPINES: Reservations to a public lawyer’s denial on failing to update his client about his case

An Open Letter to Atty. Joseph Jev L. Palomar, Public Attorney II, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO), Kidapawan City District Office Atty. Joseph Jev L. Palomar Public Attorney II Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Hall of Justice, Kidapawan City PHILIPPINES Dear Atty. Palomar: The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has acknowledged receipt of the copy of your […]

SOUTH KOREA: National human rights institution losing any trace of independence fast

An Open Letter to the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for Human Rights by the Asian Human Rights Commission   Rosslyn Noonan Chairperson International Coordinating Committee (ICC) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Attn. Mr. Vladlen Stefanov National Institutions Unit 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 SWITZERLAND Tel: + 41 […]

INDONESIA: Serious human rights abuses in Papua, Indonesia need your attention

An Open Letter to President Obama from the Asian Human Rights Commission President Obama, White House Washington D.C. USA For the attention of President Barack Obama, INDONESIA: Serious human rights abuses in Papua, Indonesia need your attention The Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a human rights non-governmental organisation, calls upon your good offices […]

INDIA: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 should be repealed

An Open Letter to the President of India For further information about AFSPA please read INDIA: AFSPA promotes armed insurgency in Manipur   Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil President of India Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi INDIA Fax: +91-11-23017290 Dear President INDIA: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 should be repealed I am writing on behalf of the […]