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ASIA: Role of criminal justice institutions in protecting HRDs in Asia

Human rights defenders across the world today have to overcome restrictive and challenging circumstances to undertake their mandate. These challenges could be broadly classified into three categories....

ASIA: Are Asia’s criminal justice institutions capable of addressing torture?

Since the promulgation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, out of 48 Asian states, 40 states have ratified/acceded to the CAT, whereas 8 st...

ASIA: Movie screening ‘Silence in the Courts’ in ALRC’s Geneva office

Two women from a farming village, about 100 kilometres from Colombo, were raped within one year by a judge presiding over cases which involved their husbands as accused parties. Seeking justice, the w...

WORLD: ALRC urges the Danish government an expansion in the policy on the elimination of torture and ill-treatment, to include the development of understandings about the primitive nature of criminal justice institutions in the developing nations.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has today written to the Prime Minister of Denmark, a letter, expressing appreciation of the Danish government’s commitment to the elimination of torture and i...

SRI LANKA: ALRC has submitted Alternative Report to the Committee Against Torture

The Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to inform you that ALRC along with its partners Janasansadaya, Sri Lanka; Human Rights Office, Sri Lanka; Right to Life, Sri Lanka; Gampaha Citizen’s Committee...

PAKISTAN: Council should help developing judicial infrastructures

An Oral Statement to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) draws attention to Pakist...

ASIA: Protection from extrajudicial executions requires functioning justice Institutions

An Oral Statement to the 32nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) reiterates that in Asian states l...

BANGLADESH: Democracy and competent justice mechanisms needed to stop extrajudicial executions

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre There has been a continuing discussion about extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary exec...

NEPAL: Protests and extrajudicial executions still haunt Nepal’s Terai

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Huma...

ASIA: Invest to rebuild judicial independence

An Oral Statement to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. Three human rights defenders in Thailand, Ms. Pornpen Khongkacho...

INDONESIA: Government fails to guarantee freedom of peaceful assembly and association

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Huma...

PAKISTAN: Curbing freedom of expression in the name of national security and State ideology

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the attention of the UN ...

ASIA: Human Trafficking finds ways through Compromised Institutions

An Oral Statement to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. Asian states are both the origin and destination of victims of h...

ASIA: Council needs to make itself effective in protecting rights

An Oral Statement to the 33rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. Vice President. The ALRC wishes to bring to the attention of this Council t...

NEPAL: A Dependent Judiciary Will Produce Fixed Verdicts

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the United ...

SRILANKA: Proposed Office of Missing persons is no substitute for immediate investigations into murders

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre It seems no progress can be made in Sri Lanka on the attitude to murder. Murder is no...

PAKISTAN: Call to curb rise in violence against women

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Coun...

ASIA: Technical assistance programme must first assess what justice is there to be accessed before planning an accesses to justice project

An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on General Debate on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Mr. President. The Asia...

INDONESIA: No protection for freedom of movement and residence

A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the prob...

PAKISTAN: Human trafficking a systemic failure of the State and its institutions of justice

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Coun...