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AHRC TV: Clashes in Hong Kong legislature over extradition bill and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 258

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where clashes occurred at the legislature on Tuesday morning over vetting the controversial extradition bill. Opponents and supporters of the bill have been ...

AHRC TV: Sri Lanka mourns worst attack since civil war and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 256

This week Just Asia begins with Sri Lanka, which has been traumatized by a series of coordinated bombings on Easter Sunday. More than 350 people were killed and at least 500 wounded in the deadliest a...

AHRC TV: Hong Kong goes ahead with extradition law and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 255

This week Just Asia begins with Hong Kong, where Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the government will not drop the controversial amendment to the territory’s extradition laws, despite 12,000 people m...

AHRC TV: Pakistan court places Hindu girls in protection and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 253

This week Just Asia begins with Pakistan, where two teenage Hindu girls were placed in a government shelter on Tuesday, after allegations of their forced conversion and marriages to Muslim men. The Is...

AHRC TV: Message of solidarity for New Zealand shootings and other stories in JUST ASIA, Episode 252

This week Just Asia begins with a message of solidarity for the victims of the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand. In a cowardly act of terrorism, a lone gunman shot people attending Friday prayers...

AHRC TV: Just Asia completes 250 episodes

This week Just Asia is marking its completion of 250 episodes. Since October 2013, AHRC TV’s news programme has been providing a weekly broadcast of human rights news. Just Asia is the first online ...

PAKISTAN: Human Rights in Pakistan — Perspectives from Oppressed Regions

Parallel Event on Human Rights in Pakistan: Perspectives from Oppressed Regions  14 March 2017 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Room: XXVII, Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Moderator/Chair: Mr. Baseer Naw...

HONG KONG: Government is responsible to answer for Lee Bo’s and Lam Wing-kei’s disappearances

Hong Kong enjoys a unique position in Asia, being a jurisdiction where the presence of the rule of law is a felt experience among the general public. In this Special Administrative Region of China, th...

WORLD: The radical influence of the Magna Carta, eight centuries on

An article published by the Hong Kong Free Press on 31st October 2015 forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission by Basil Fernando A two-day public display of one of the four remaining copies of t...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Guilty Prosecutors run free but innocent victims are jailed

(Note: this article was first published in the August 16, 2015 issue of the Sunday Examiner) Temogen (Cocoy) Tulawie, a rights advocate from Sulu, walked out of prison on July 20 after a court in Man...

Hong Kong: International community expresses concern as more lawyers are detained in China

A Press Release from Christian Solidarity Worldwide forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) For Immediate Release 20 July 2015-United Nations human rights experts, the European Union, UK...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Remember who we were to know who we are

An Article by the Asian Human Rights Commission HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Remember who we were to knowwho we are by Danilo Reyes (Note: this article was first published in the June 7, 2015 issue...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Defending the Defenders

A Press Release from Hong Kong Campaign for the Advancement of Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Defending the Defenders: When Human Right...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Presumption of guilt dispenses with need for evidence

(Note: this article was first published in the January 4, 2015 issue of the Sunday Examiner) Six year old Chris Angela Sales, whose father is being held on charges of murder, could not understand wh...

HONG KONG: Torture is a crime punishable with life imprisonment

As public complaints have begun to emerge about the use of excessive force by some officers of the Hong Kong Police, it is quite in order, to recall the law on the crime of torture in Hong Kong. There...

HONG KONG: OCLP strongly condemns police use of extrajudicial punishment and demands investigation of use of excessive force against protesters

This morning, in an attempt to forcibly disperse the crowd outside the Chief Executive’s Office at Lung Wo Road and the adjacent underpass, police exercised excessive force. The most unacceptabl...

HONG KONG: Concern about the use of police excessive force and abuse 

(Hong Kong, October15, 2014) The Asian Human Rights Commission expressed shock and sadness at the use of police excessive force/abuse as shown in amateur video footage now available to the public on Y...

HONG KONG: The Umbrella Movement and Democracy in Hong Kong

by Jack Clancey During this past week, Central was occupied by thousands of demonstrators, as was Admiralty, Wanchai, Causeway Bay, and other parts of Hong Kong. The key question being asked is: What ...

HONG KONG: Witnessing a ‘new form of protest’

As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people’s trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Ferna...

HONG KONG: Statement of the Hong Kong Bar Association on the Use of Force by the Hong Kong Police at Harcourt Road on 28 September 2014

1. The Hong Kong Bar Association (“HKBA”) is deeply disturbed by, and deplores and condemns, the excessive and disproportionate use of force by the Hong Kong Police on demonstrators gather...