Labour rights

PHILIPPINES: Immediately stop the planned eviction drive against Luneta vendors.

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about planned eviction of vendors from the Luneta Park in the wake of impending Papal visit to the capital city. The threat is not a new one (previous hunger alert), however the current eviction follows an amicable settlement between the […]

PHILIPPINES: Immediately stop the planned eviction drive against Luneta vendors.

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about planned eviction of vendors from the Luneta Park in the wake of impending Papal visit to the capital city. The threat is not a new one (previous hunger alert), however the current eviction follows an amicable settlement between the […]

PHILIPPINES: Court to decide on tortured activist’s appeal to dismiss his case tomorrow, Dec. 11

(Hong Kong, December 10, 2014) The family of Renante Gamara, a labour leader who was tortured and detained over fabricated charges, has informed the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that the court will decide on Renante’s appeal to dismiss that charges against him tomorrow, December 11. In her email to AHRC, Nicolette Gamara, daughter of Renante, […]

PHILIPPINES: Reinstate all workers of NXP Semiconductors dismissed illegally

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about the illegal dismissal of the whole leadership of the NXP Workers Union by the management of NXP Semiconductors Philippines, INC. The workers were dismissed on 5 May 2014 on the pretext of their not reporting to work on 9 […]

PAKISTAN: Call for the immediate arrest of the military officers responsible for the murder of two farmers and causing injury to 29 others including 14 women

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that  military officers –  three Lieutenant Colonels and the other a  Major in the Pakistan Army , fired live bullets into a peaceful protest by  farmers and later attacked them resulting in killing 02 farmers on the spot, and causing injuries to 29 others, […]

INDIA: Human rights defenders assaulted by traffickers and the AHTU look on

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information concerning a case of human trafficking and child and bonded labour at a brick kiln, from GURIA, a human rights organisation working in Varanasi, located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The details of the case suggest that state government officers, including the […]

NEPAL: दलित शिक्षा : नयाँ संभावनाको खोजी

 by Dr. Bidyanath Koirala हेराइ र बुझाइ बस्तु हेरेर दृष्टिकोण बन्छ ।  भौतिकवादी त्यसै भन्छौ । दृष्टिकोण बदले बस्तु बेग्लै बुझिन्छ ।  मनोवादी त्यसै भन्छौ ।  बस्तु र दृष्टिकोणहरुबीच अन्तरक्रिया गरे एकल बस्तुको बहुरुप बुझछौं ।  एक नै वहु हो र वहु नै एक हौँ भन्ने (पभलभतजभष्कतक) त्यसै भन्छाँै ।  दलितलाई बुझनेहरु पनि यही कोटीमा […]

INDIA: Two more sanitation workers die cleaning sewer

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learnt about the death of two sanitation workers in Hyderabad. They have died while cleaning a gutter, a practice outlawed by the Supreme Court of India. These deaths follow others – one sanitation worker in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, and three in Gujarat – that have taken […]

PHILIPPINES: Solidarity for the Manobo people’s struggle for the protection of land rights, self-determination, and the environment

Dear friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, Karapatan Alliance for Advancement for People’s Rights and the Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas regarding the two decade long struggle by the Manobo people who are facing worse attacks against their right to […]

PAKISTAN: Protect kiln workers from torture, illegal detention and attacks

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that brick kiln owners, with the patronage of the Punjab provincial government, have been holding children, women, and men in illegal detention. Women who have been demanding compliance of the minimum wage and social security have been beaten, their clothes stripped, and their children […]

INDONESIA/HONG KONG: Proper protection for Erwiana will show genuine respect by the authorities

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that Erwiana has arrived in Hong Kong to attend a series of medical examinations to support her case against her former abusive employer, Law Wan Tung. However, we deplore the fact that the Indonesian government and the Hong Kong authorities have been treating her more like a […]

PHILIPPINES: Reinstate all illegally dismissed workers of Print Town immediately

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information about the allegedly illegal and unjust dismissal of more than 100 production workers in the Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna Plant. The information from Defend Job Philippines and Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Print Town (United Workers in Print Town) also documents the pitiable livening and working conditions […]

CAMBODIA: Court rejects bail for remaining 21detainees

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has learned that the court has rejected the appeal of the 21 remaining detainees who sought the reversal of the decision by the lower court rejecting their petition for bail. UPDATED INFORMATION: (from the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) and Asia Monitor […]

PHILIPPINES: A labor leader object of threats and fellow workers shot at while holding a protest

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that a labour leader, threatened in 2005 and 2006, has been shot at, while he and his colleagues, some 100 plantation workers were holding a protest in front of their employer’s home. UPDATED INFORMATION: (Based on the information received from Kilusang Mayo Uno –KMU-):  […]

CAMBODIA: Two of 23 detainees released on bail

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes to inform you that two of the 23 detainees, one of whom is a minor, were released on bail on February 8. The AHRC welcomes the granting of bail and the release of these detainees; however, it notes with apprehension that 21 others remain in detention. […]

CAMBODIA: Twenty three protesters detained for demanding an increase of the minimum wage must be released unconditionally

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) writes with deep concern regarding the continued detention of 23 persons, composed of labour leaders, garment workers and others, whom police and military arrested in separate incidents on the 2nd and 3rd January, 2014, for holding protests demanding an increase of the monthly minimum wage to USD160 […]

SOUTH KOREA: Renault Samsung Motors should stop the disadvantage actions to the victim of sexual harassment and the colleague who assisted her with the court case

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward to you the following press release announcement from Korean Women Link & Human Right Organisations from South Korea. For further details, kindly contact the person below. Ms. Park Jin DaSan Human Right Center Email: humandasan[at]gmail.com Asian Human Rights Commission Hong Kong ————- FORWARDED PRESS […]

ASIA: AHRC TV – Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundup, Episode 15

The AHRC releases today the 15th Episode, of the Human Rights Asia Weekly Roundupwith special reports from Cambodia. In this week’s programme we bring you the following stories from across Asia; In Cambodia four persons were killed and many others wounded after police opened fire at protestors demanding an increase of the minimum wage. The AHRC […]

INDONESIA/HONGKONG: Punishment should be imposed on agency and employer responsible for the abuse of an Indonesian worker in Hong Kong

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the abuse experienced by a 23-year-old Indonesian domestic worker in Hong Kong. The victim, Erwiana, was allegedly assaulted by her employer during her eight month stay in Hong Kong. She did not receive any salary for the eight months in which she worked […]

INDIA: Middlemen chop the hands of two bonded labourers in Odisha

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received disturbing information from  local media KBK Samachar and CGNET Swara regarding two bonded labourers in Kalahandi district of Odisha who have had their hands chopped by middlemen. The AHRC has learnt that the middlemen illegally confined the labourers for almost a week before the incident. […]