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WORLD: Angkhana Neelapaijit wins prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for championing fight against enforced disappearances and justice

This is the message the Asian Human Rights Commission sent to Angkhana Neelapaijit on her winning the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for championing the fight against forced disappearances.w “The...

WORLD: The launching of a new journal, SDG 16

Hong Kong, July 30, 2019 The journal with focus on the SDG 16 in particular which is “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and ...

WORLD: An Appreciation of Heiner Knauss of EED in Germany

On 13th July 2019, Heiner Knauss passed away after being sick for some time. His funeral will take place on 20th July, according to his family. Heiner was one of the mentors and a very close friend an...

WORLD: Healing wounds one story at a time

Maryknoll sister helps to shed light on human rights violations in Asia An article from Maryknoll Magazine July/August 2019, written by Maria-Pia Negro Chin forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commis...

WORLD: International justice is crucial to durable solutions to the Rohingya crisis

Regional human rights groups mapped key strategies targeting that the Rohingya people are at the centre of moves. Rights activists and professionals called the international community to expedite just...

WORLD: Sympathies to the victims of the massacre in New Zealand

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) extends its deepest sympathies to the victims of the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. We urge all the governments and the people of the world to support ...

WORLD: New imagination needed to understand global human rights situation.

After two world wars, the first world elite realized the necessity of a global human rights movement, and cooperated with each other to bring that about. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was ...

WORLD: Call for Nomination: The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2019

Press Release from the May 18 Memorial Foundation forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The May 18 Memorial Foundation Calls for Nominations for the 2019 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights...

WORLD: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances: Powerlessness before extra-judicial killings

Today, the world commemorates the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. Enforced Disappearances is one of the recurring tragedies that is happening throughout the world. Many co...

WORLD: Looking for Raju

A poem in support of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. This poem has been previously published and is also included in an anthology on Enforced Disappearances published...

WORLD: “Chauvinistic nationalism is the polar opposite of the UN, its very antonym and enemy.” – Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

A Statement from United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Opening statement and global update of human rights concerns by UN High Commissioner f...

WORLD: Gratuitous cooperation between AHRC and Nervazhi 

This is a joint statement of the Asian Human Rights Commission and Nervazhi, Kerala, India. Nervazhi is one of the many organisations that the AHRC works with throughout Asia. In question and answer f...

WORLD: Lies and filth are no conversation 

By Basil Fernando, Avinash Pandey The world has seen a lot of debate over falsehood being spread in the name of facts recently. This, though, is not a chance encounter. There is a very definite method...

WORLD: Asian Human Rights Charter represents the spirit of the Gwangju uprising 

Mr. Basil Fernando’s keynote address delivered on 16 May 2018 at the Gwangju Human Rights Forum The 2018 Gwangju Human Rights Forum was jointly organized by the May 18 Foundation and AHRC It is a gr...

WORLD: Right to Justice – A speech by the Chairperson of AHRC delivered on 17 May 2018 at the Gwangju Human Rights Forum 

The 2018 Gwangju Human Rights Forum was jointly organized by the May 18 Foundation and AHRC RIGHT TO JUSTICE Systemic Ways to Ensure Human Rights Are Protected A. Human Rights and the Violation of th...

WORLD: Where does Nietzsche’s philosophy lead us?

By Leonard Pinto In 1960s, a handful of academics in theology departments in some North American universities made a case for a ‘theology without God’, based on the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche (1...

WORLD: When great Leviathan is replaced by a dying rat, anarchy will necessarily follow

When Thomas Hobbes wrote his book, the Leviathan, he likened the state to a mighty fish, using a biblical symbol. His basic argument was that if human beings are to organize their society for their ow...

WORLD: Draft Asian Declaration on right to justice – right to an effective remedy for violations of human rights in terms of Article 2 of the ICCPR

A supplement to the Asian Human Rights Charter launched in Gwangju, South Korea on 17 May, 1998 This declaration is to be launched on the 20th anniversary of launching of the Asian Human Rights Charte...

WORLD: Ignoring Crime Prevention is a Sri Lankan Policy

A reflection on the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Sri Lanka at the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council, 26 February–23 March 2018 by Basil Fernando The idea...

WORLD: “Some States view human rights as of secondary value – far less significant than focusing on GDP growth or geopolitics.” – Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Opening Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission 37th session of the Hum...