Democracy

FORWARDED APPEAL (Nepal): Nepal under Royal Regime – One year of dictatorial rule deepening the national crisis

Dear friends, On the one-year anniversary of the royal take-over of Nepal, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you a joint appeal issued by 48 NGOs, civil society organisations and trade unions from around the world regarding the collapse of democracy, the gross violations of human rights and the continuing conflict with […]

NEPAL: UN Commission on Human Rights adopts resolution on Nepal

Dear friends, We are forwarding you the resolution on Nepal adopted by the Sixty-first Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.  In the past few months many persons have been much concerned about the human rights situation in Nepal and many human rights activists and groups have worked intensively on this resolution.  […]

NEPAL: Protesting the attempt by the King’s regime to dismantle human rights mechanisms

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward a statement issued by three individuals and 16 human rights organisations in Nepal, with regard to the King’s efforts to dismantle human rights mechanisms in the country. The names of the persons and organisations are deliberately withheld. For updated information on Nepal, please refer […]

NEPAL: A joint statement by 14 local and international NGOs on the present situation in Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding a statement adopted by 14 local, regional and international human rights bodies and academic institutions, including the AHRC, who gathered in Bangkok, Thailand at the 4th International Criminal Court (ICC) Campaign Network Regional Meeting regarding the present situation in relation to human rights in Nepal. We […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Thailand): Five student activists advocating human rights are at risk of torture

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal that five student activists advocating human rights have disappeared from their dormitory on 15 August 2008 in southern Thailand. Two of whom had previously been arrested in January of this year. The disappeared victims, all are students of the Yala Rajabhat […]

NEPAL: Updates regarding emergency situation on Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding updates related to the recent Nepal crisis issued on 10 February 2005 by the International Nepal Solidarity Network (INSN), a network of concerned individuals working for peace, justice, and self-determination for the people of Nepal. To see current developments in Nepal, please also see our […]

NEPAL: Latest information regarding emergency situation on Nepal

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding two statements separately issued by the human rights activists and organizations of the civil society and Gagan Kumar Thapa, former general secretary of the student wing affiliated to the Nepali Congress, on 3 February 2005, with regard to King Gyanendra’s dissolving of the cabinet through […]

SINGAPORE: High Court upheld Dr. Chee’s conviction for speaking in public without a permit

Dear friends,   The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) regarding the affirmation of the High Court of the guilty verdict on Dr. Chee Soon Juan for “speaking in public without a permit”.     For more details, please contact them at this website: […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Sri Lanka): STOP THE WAR: We have a right to live without fear

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding an appeal from People to People dialogue on Peace and Sustainable Development regarding the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka. If you have any inquiry regarding this appeal, please contact Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MNLAR), a member of this group’s steering committee. MNLAR’s contact information […]