Impunity

INDONESIA: Nineteen Civilians Shot With Rubber Bullets and Seriously Injured

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-016-2021  December 15, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Nineteen Civilians Shot With Rubber Bullets and Seriously Injured ISSUES: Access to justice, impunity, remedy, excessive use of force, torture, fair trial ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Commission for […]

SRI LANKA: A People’s Constitution; The Need To Think Outside The Box

By Basil Fernando The discussion on the making of a new constitution through an intensely participatory process, as against underhand methods, is now on. These are a few thoughts as a response to some questions that are being discussed. In dealing with the problem of the 1978 Constitution, we are in fact confronted with the […]

NEPAL: THE STATE IS FAILING ITS CITIZENS

Statement | Nepal | 10-12-2021

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the 73rd International Human Rights Day Nepal underwent its third cycle of the UN Human Rights Council’s Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva in January 2021. Nepal has ratified over 24 various human rights conventions and declarations but has been weak in its implementation. […]

INDONESIA: Appointing the Parliament and the Military to Resolve Human Rights Violations Proves that the Chief Security Minister Failed to Understand Justice

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) supports survivors and the families of victims of serious human rights violations and strongly condemns the two erroneous statements made during a meeting between the Chief Security Minister, Mr. Mahfud MD and the Indonesian National Army (TNI) Commander General Andika Perkasa on November 25, 2021. The statement that we […]

INDONESIA: Increasing Authority of the Prosecutor’s Office in the Revision of the Prosecutor’s Law is in fact a Breaking of the Law

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) supports the Commission for the Disappearances and Victims of Violence (KontraS), a prominant national human rights organization and the Murder Victims and Research Foundation 1965-1966 (YPKP 1966), a national organization established by victims and families of victims of past human rights abuses, condemn the revision of the Prosecutor’s Law […]

INDONESIA: Allegation of torture against inmates at the Class IIA Narcotics Penitentiary (Lapas) Yogyakarta

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-015-2021 November 23, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Allegation of torture against inmates at the Class IIA Narcotics Penitentiary (Lapas) Yogyakarta ISSUES: Torture, access to justice, fair trial, impunity ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the strong allegations of […]

INDONESIA: Allegation of torture against inmates at the Class IIA Narcotics Penitentiary (Lapas) Yogyakarta

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-014-2021 November 15, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Allegation of torture against inmates at the Class IIA Narcotics Penitentiary (Lapas) Yogyakarta ISSUES: Torture, access to justice, fair trial, impunity ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the strong allegations of […]

INDONESIA : A man allegedly tortured by a Police Officer of the Medan City Police Sector

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-011-2021  October 06 , 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: A man allegedly tortured by a Police Officer of the Medan City Police Sector ISSUES: Fabricated cases, administration of justice, torture, impunity ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Commission […]

INDONESIA: Two suspects who brutally attacked a journalist not yet detained

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-001-2021  September 17, 2021 RE: Journalist Brutally Attacked While Carrying Out Media Coverage ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Two suspects who brutally attacked a journalist not yet detained ISSUES: Administration of justice, Freedom of expression, Freedom of Press, Impunity, Right to a fair trial, ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, […]

ASIA: Extrajudicial Executions with Impunity Require Access to International Justice

An Oral Statement to the 47th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Madam President: The report on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions by the immediate past Special Rapporteur Ms. Agnes Callamard has comprehensively expanded the area of normative principles with significant observations to the discourse on […]

SRI LANKA: A Sister’s 20 Year Long Struggle For Justice For Her Brother Killed By The Police

By Basil Fernando On the universal day for torture victims, this year, a book will be launched by The Right to Life organization working in collaboration with the AHRC on a long standing case, which is continuing in courts, regarding a man who was killed extra-judicially, inside a Police station. The author of the book […]

WORLD: Basil Fernando’s Searing Protest against Violence in All Its Forms

An article from Thuppahi’s Blog, written by Michael Roberts forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Basil Fernando: A Short Abstract re the book Body, Mind, Soul, Society: An Autobiographical Account This book (176 pages) is an attempt to contribute towards an understanding of the impact of violence on human persons and the society. It […]

ASIA: NEGLECT and LOSS (Number 06)

The link to the newsletter is as follows Neglect and loss is a newsletter containing reports and commentaries on current problems in several Asian countries. Today, we are issuing the sixth (6) newsletter in this series. The purpose of the newsletter is to highlight many forms of unnecessary human suffering imposed on ordinary people in these […]

BANGLADESH: Government Abuses COVID-19 Lockdown for Mass Arrests and Muzzling Freedoms

The Bangladesh Government continues its ruthless campaign of gagging freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly. In the spree of muzzling the people’s freedom of expression, hundreds have been arbitrarily detained under the Digital Security Act-2018, Anti-Terrorism Act-2009, Special Powers Act-1974, Official Secrets Act-1923, the Penal Code-1860, and other draconian laws under the incumbent Government of Sheikh Hasina. Investigative Journalist […]

ASIA: NEGLECT & LOSS (Number 03)

The link to the newsletter is as follows Neglect and loss is a newsletter containing reports and commentaries on current problems in several Asian countries. Today, we are issuing the third newsletter in this series. The purpose of the newsletter is to highlight many forms of unnecessary human suffering imposed on ordinary people in these countries […]

SRI LANKA: The loss of capacity for criminal justice

A video presentation on the loss of criminal justice capacity in many developing countries and the impact of this on social stability and peace. It is discussed in relation to Sri Lanka, but the basic problem is common to many of the countries in Asia. See the Video link here

INDIA: CREMATION PRICES SOAR HIGH

Statement | India | 11-05-2021

Several Reports, from reputed Indian newspapers, have stated that as the deaths by Covid 19 go staggeringly high, cremation prices in many parts of India have been hijacked by profiteering groups. They are responsible for the increased cremation charges. The Times of India, the largest circulated English daily in the country, started reporting this from […]

INDIA: Where has all the COVID aid gone? The world demands accountability from India

Article | India | 07-05-2021

This article is part of the Anatomy of a pandemic series. Click here for the first part.) By Avinash Pandey The World sent India millions in Covid Aid. Why it is not reaching those who need it most screams the headline of a CNN report. A reporter in the daily press briefing of the United States’ Department of State raised […]

INDONESIA: A Journalist brutally attacked while carrying out media coverage

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-005-2021 April 16, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Journalist Brutally Attacked While Carrying Out Media Coverage ISSUES: Freedom of expression, freedom of the press, access to justice, fair trial, impunity —————————————- Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding violence against a […]

INDONESIA: Balikpapan City Police Officers torture a man to death in custody

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2021 February 11, 2021 ——————————————————————— INDONESIA: Balikpapan City Police Officers torture a man to death in custody ISSUES: torture, extrajudicial killing, access to justice, legal aid, fair trial, impunity ——————————————————————— Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from a local […]