Civil and Political Rights

INDONESIA: Interview Regarding Progress of Local TRC in Aceh

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about an interview with the Commissioner of Aceh Truth and Reconciliation (Aceh TRC), Mr. Muhammad Daud Beureuh. Mr. Daud is also a former intern at the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 2012. During the internship, he worked with the Indonesian Desk, he got experiences […]

INDONESIA: How serious is the Government in implementing Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 16?

On 25 September 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a Resolution entitled “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Two years later, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia issued Presidential Decree, Number 59, of 2017, concerning the Implementation of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal. “No one left behind” is […]

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සඳහාවූ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය

සාධාරණ සමාජයක් සදහා  වන  ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය විසින් නව  ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවක්  කෙටුම්පත්  කිරීමේ   විශේෂඥ කමිටුව වෙත යවන ලද ලිපිය මෙම ස්ථානයෙන් ලබාගන්න.

INDONESIA: Relationship Between Investigator And Prosecutor In Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RKUHAP)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essasy) written by Mr. Andi Hamzah, Head of RKUHAP Drafting Team Period 1999-2009, the journal concerning Relationship Between Investigator And Prosecutor In […]

SRI LANKA: Proposed Constitution will enhance existing lawlessness

By Basil Fernando Why is there a need for a constitutional change? Is it to make the already bad situation worse? Or is it to undo, the state of disorder brought about by the 1978 constitution. Judging by the passing of the 20th Amendment to the constitution, it is clear that the proposed constitution is […]

SRI LANKA: Pluralities and Polarities

We are forwarding herewith the e-version of the social justice magazine published by the Centre for Society and Religion – Sri Lanka. Click here to read the full version of the magazine. Social justice magazine is a long-standing regular publication that has covered many issues relating to the improvement of the conditions of the people, particularly the […]

INDONESIA: Lecture by Mr. Basil Fernando with Indonesia Law School Students on International Law and Important of National Judiciary Reform

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a lecture on International Law and judiciary reform in Indonesia legal system. The lecture conducted by Mr. Basil Fernando with Indonesian law students of International Law Class of the University of Bung Karno, Jakarta. In total, 37 students took part in the lecture and […]

BANGLADESH: Stop Intimidating Activists, Victims’ Families

The Bangladesh authorities should end the ongoing harassment and threats against activists, human rights defenders, and their families by law enforcement and intelligence agencies, four human rights groups said today. Amnesty International, Asian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights condemned the government’s attacks on those exercising their right to freedom of […]

INDONESIA: Monitoring Report on the Police Dealing with Protesters against the Bill on Creation Job

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Federation of the Commission for the Disappearances of Victims of Violence (Federasi KontraS) would like to announce monitoring report on the situation of public protest against the bill on Creation Job. Between 6 and 8 October 2020, the AHRC and […]

INDIA: Government must release Father Stan Swamy, 83—NOW

Statement | India | 16-10-2020

India’s federal investigative agency, the National Investigative Agency (NIA), recently arrested Father Stan Swamy, a Jesuit Priest, over alleged links with Maoists insurgents. The NIA had been probing him for over a year now in the Bhima Koregaon case in which violence had erupted between the Dalists and the so-called upper caste groups affiliated with […]

INDONESIA: Limitation of the Supreme Court’s Authority in the Criminal Verdict Imposition in the Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RKUHAP)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essay) concerning Limitation of the Supreme Court’s Authority in the Criminal Verdict Imposition in the Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RKUHAP), […]

INDONESIA: Justice Efficiency Improvement Through Special Line Mechanism in the Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RUU KUHAP)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essay) concerning Justice Efficiency Improvement Through Special Line Mechanism in the Draft of Indonesian Criminal Procedure Law (RUU KUHAP), written by Mr. […]

INDONESIA: The Absence of Initial Investigation Process in the Draft of Indonesia Criminal Procedure Law (RUU KUHAP).

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a regional human rights organization in Asia, and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI, a civil society organization based in Indonesia, wishes to inform you about a journal (essay) written by the Former Head of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for the Period 2007-2011, Mr. Chandra M Hamzah concerning The […]

INDONESIA: Preliminary Examination Judge in Indonesia Justice System Design

The Asian Human Rights Commission and the Indonesian Court Monitoring Society/MaPPI-FHUI wishes to inform you about a journal (essasy) written by the Chairman of the Indonesian BAR Association (Peradi Rumah Bersama Advokat), Mr. Luhut M. P. Pangaribuan concerning Preliminary Examination Judge in Indonesia Justice System Design. The journal paper can be accessed here The legislation process […]

BANGLADESH: Termination of University Teacher Exposes Institutional Collapse

Reputation for exercising freedom of expression costs the termination of a teacher’s job at the National University of Bangladesh (NUB). The NUB dismissed its Geography Department’s Assistant Professor, A.K.M.Wahiduzzaman, on 10 September 2020 for criticizing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The NUB had referred a backdated Syndicate Meeting held on 2 September. This dismissal was executed illegally as cyber-crime […]

नेपाल: मानवअधिकार र दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

Article | Nepal | 05-10-2020

संयुक्त राष्ट्रसङ्घले सन् २०१५ सेप्टेम्वरमा जारी गरेको दिगो विकास लक्ष्य २०३० अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मानवअधिकार कानुनमा आधारित छ । दिगो विकास लक्ष्यहरूले सबैको मानवअधिकार प्रत्याभूतिको ध्येय राखेको छ । दिगो विकास लक्ष्यहरू र यसकासहायक लक्ष्यहरूले आर्थिक, सामाजिक तथा सांस्कृतिक अधिकारहरू (ईएससीआर), “कसैलाई पनि पछाडि नपार्ने” तथा “लैङ्गिक समानता प्राप्त गर्ने” प्रतिवद्धता गरेको छ । यसले मानवअधिकारको समानता […]

नेपाल: दिगो विकास लक्ष्य

Article | Nepal | 11-09-2020

प्रकृतिसँग मानवसहित सिंगो प्राणी जगत्लाई आवश्यक प्राकृतिक श्रोतसाधन उपलब्ध गराई जैविक चक्रको निरन्तरता दिने क्षमता हुन्छ । प्रकृतिको यस्तो क्षमतालाई संरक्षण गर्दै पछि आउने पुस्ताका लागि समेत विकासका प्रतिफलहरुको निरन्तर लाभ दिलाउने विकास प्रक्रिया नै “दिगो विकास” हो । सुरुआतमा वातावरणसँग जोडिएको दिगो विकासको अवधारणालाई हाल आएर आर्थिक तथा सामाजिक विकास र वातावरण संरक्षणसँग जोडेर हेरिन्छ । […]

SRI LANKA: The Neanderthal stage of constitution making – 1978

By – Basil Fernando With to the 20th amendment, once again Sri Lanka will return to the 1978’s constitution in its original form. From the making of that constitution up to now has been a wasted time for Sri Lanka from the point of view of the development of an organized society capable of meeting […]

WORLD: Pope’s September prayer intention is for the planet’s resources

Let us pray that the planet’s resources will not be plundered, but shared in a just and respectful manner Vatican City September 1, 2020 Pope Francis, in his prayer intention for the month of September 2020, asks everyone to pray that we learn to respect the planet’s resources. It has become the custom of Pope […]

INDONESIA: Isu HAM Menjadi Bagian Tak Terpisahkan Dari SDGs

Written by Mr. Gugus Elmo Ra’is1 Dalam sebuah diskusi ringan secara virtual antara saya, dengan Asian Human Rights Commission, Mr. Basil Fernando serta aktivis HAM, Mr. Bejo Untung, serta aktivis HAM sekaligus akademisi, Mr. Crisbiantoro diperoleh sebuah benang merah jika penegakkan HAM serta supremasi hukum (law enforcement) menjadi bagian tak terpisahkan dalam tujuan pembangungan berkelanjutan […]