Independence of judges & lawyers

SRI LANKA: Foreign Minister’s Assassination and The Law and Order Situation

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) expresses shock and condemns the killing of Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister, Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar on 12 August 2005. In direct and indirect terms the Government and many other sources have accused the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) for the murder. The LTTE has denied this allegation. Though a […]

UPDATE (India): No compensation to family of adivasi, murdered by forest official, despite a four year wait

[Re: UA- 50 -2005: INDIA: Three and a half year wait for justice for the brutal murder of an Adivasi (tribal person) by a forest official in Gujarat] Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information on the case of Manishbhai Motibhai Vasava (30), an adivasi who was murdered by an Indian […]

INDIA: Lawyer fails client and then assaults a reporter for his inquiry

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from MASUM, a human rights organisation in West Bengal, regarding a lawyer who first failed his client and then allegedly assaulted a reporter who was inquiring into the matter. Mr Jenarul Haque, a lawyer at the Berhampore District Court, is accused of failing to […]

CAMBODIA: Government interference threatens the independence of the Bar Association by overturning the result of presidency election

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is deeply concerned by recent events regarding the Bar Association of Cambodia.  Of most significance was the overturning of election results for the Bar Association by the Appeals Court.  The 16 October 2004 bi-annual election for the Bar Association presidency resulted in a surprise victory for Mr […]