Environmental protection

INDIA: Government denies the right to food of indigenous people affected by the development projects in Madhya Pradesh

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learn from a field visit that more than 30 hamlets of Mandla and Seoni districts are going to be affected by the power plant project being launched by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) in association with the government since 1984. Most of the hamlets […]

INDIA/SOUTH KOREA: Call to join “Dhinkia Chalo” on March 13

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS). Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Press Release from Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) We earnestly appeal to all the concerned citizens, […]

INDIA/SOUTH KOREA: Condemn the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the clearance granted to the POSCO

Dear friends,   We wish to share with you the following statement from the POSCO Pratirodha Sangram Samiti (PPSS).   Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong   ————- We strongly condemn the decision of Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Govt of India on 31st January 2010 for the clearance granted to the proposed POSCO […]

INDIA/SOUTH KOREA: Call for reconsideration of the POSCO project in Orissa

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following open letter from the Korean Civil Society Alliance to the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ——- An Open Letter from the Korean Civil Society Alliance forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Minister […]

ASIA: Christmas and New Year Wishes from the Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year. In all countries of Asia, this Christmas and new year will be celebrated in very difficult conditions. We extend our wishes to all families who are struggling in the midst of these difficulties to fight for their rights. We particularly […]

PAKISTAN: Citizens charter for post floods rebuilding and reform agenda

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from the Pakistan Institute of Labour and Research (PILER). Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Statement from Pakistan Institute of Labour and Research (PILER) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission PAKISTAN: Citizens charter for post floods rebuilding and reform agenda Representative […]

SRI LANKA: Distribution of a pamphlet relating to environmental damage to Negombo lagoon leads to criminal charges under incitement to riot

About 50,000 members of the fisher folk community in the Negombo lagoon area have been protesting against a move by the government to initiate a tourism project which will require the reclamation of part of the lagoon to build a landing strip. The Negombo lagoon is rich with marine resources and has provided livelihoods for […]

INDIA / SOUTH KOREA: Majority report of the Ministry of Environment and Forests Committee a vindication of peoples just struggle against POSCO project

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release from the POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samthi and the Environment Support Group. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Press Release from the POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samthi and the Environment Support Group forwarded by the Asian Human Rights […]

THAILAND: The government must protect the rights and safety of villagers in Map Ta Phut

Map Ta Phut in Rayong district is a long-standing major industrial and manufacturing area along the eastern seaboard of Thailand. In June 2009, Map Ta Phut villagers and the Stop Global Warming Association sued eight Thai state agencies in relation to the ongoing health and environmental effects caused by heavy industry and manufacturing. These agencies […]

INDIA: Environment and forest clearance related issues of the POSCO project in Jagatsinghpur

Dear friends, We wish to share with you the following statement from the civil group in India. Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- A Statement from the civil group in India forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Submission to Committee constituted by Ministry of Environment and Forest on POSCO India PVT Ltd. Vide […]

WORLD: Climate justice and human rights

Article | World | 09-08-2010

There are times when children are wiser than the adults. We live in such a time. Today’s children know more about the problems of climate as a man-made problem. They worry about it, talk about it and feel sad about it. They are wiser than the earlier generations. They are learning the folly of those […]

UPDATE (Sri Lanka): A police officer on trial for the murder of Gerald Perera remains in service at Gampaha Police Station

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to report that a police inspector being tried for the assassination of Gerald Perera is still working for the state as an officer. The victim was a complainant in a torture trial against police officers when he was shot dead. With one of the accused […]

GENERAL (Philippines): Flood aggravates hunger and poor health of the villagers in Davao

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you that the villagers in Kamuhkaan village suffer from hunger and illness aggravated by flood. The local government temporarily provided food and a medical check-up for the villagers, which is not sufficient. In fact, floods come to Kamuhkaan village every year causing serious problems […]

INDIA: Maheshwar dam evictees urgently require your support

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Narmada Bachao Andolan concerning the failure to rehabilitate families who have been evicted for the construction of a dam, by a private entity, the S.Kumar’s group of companies. For more information, please contact: Narmada Bachao Andolan 2, Sai Nagar, Mata […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (India) : Stop contaminating environment and health of Dharavi Bhet communities

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Asian Center for the Progress of Peoples (ACPP) – Hotline Asia. SUMMARY: Villagers from indigenous communities in Dharavi Bhet (island) in Mira-Bhayander municipal boundary, west of Mumbai, have been protesting against a garbage recycling plant, Hanjar Biotech Pvt. Ltd., of […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Nepal): Humanitarian assistance is needed for displaced persons by flood in Sunsari District

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding an appeal calling for humanitarian assistance for the people living in flood-damaged parts along the Koshi River in Nepal. According to the government figures, over 50,000 locals of four Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Sunsari district were displaced last week after torrential rains caused the […]