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BANGLADESH: Justice mechanisms require re-engineering

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The United Nations Human Rights Council is now ten years of age. Since its inception ...

INDONESIA: Freedom of opinion and expression under serious threat

A Joint Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Independent Journalist Alliance of Indonesia (AJI Indonesia) 1. ...

NEPAL: Universal Periodic Review has become mere ritual

HRC Section: UPR Outcomes – Agenda Item: 6 An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on the Universal Periodic Review Outco...

ASIA: Mere recommendations to observe universal human rights norms will not end torture

An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Right to Food Mr. President. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the Rep...

INDONESIA: Dismal law enforcement prevents remedies for summary executions

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 bring the attention of the UN Hum...

INDIA: Extrajudicial execution to subdue indigenous communities must end

A Written Submission to the 32nd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Indian state of Odisha is home to a large section of India’s indigenous peo...

ASIA: Gender parity in food security requires a focus on public institutions

An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Right to Food Mr. President. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the Rep...

PAKISTAN: Extrajudicial killings make a mockery of failed judicial institutions

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: Criminal Justice Process needs fundamental reforms to address gross human rights abuses

The ALRC wishes to bring to the attention of this Council that with the exceptions of Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan, arbitrary arrest is the norm and by state design in Asia, and the judiciary in ...

ASIA: Inefficient criminal justice institutions are an impediment to human rights in the region

An Oral Statement to the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Situation of Human Rights Defenders Mr. President. Thank You, Special Rapporteur, on...

ASIA: OHCHR must invest in justice institution reengineering to improve human rights situations

We thank the High Commissioner for Human Rights, for the update on the global human rights scenario, drawing upon the realities from the countries. As we meet, human rights defenders are prevented by ...

INDONESIA: Minority religion and belief yet to be protected by government

1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to the repeated violations taking place against minority religions and beliefs in Indonesi...

INDONESIA: Judicial and legal systems have failed to address torture

1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to the fact that torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment con...

INDIA: A country afraid to prevent custodial torture

Six years have passed since the lower house of the Indian Parliament passed the Prevention of Torture Act, 2010. The upper house of the Parliament, which reviewed the law after a broad consultation, r...

PAKISTAN: Government undermines the people’s Right to Life

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the UN Human Rights Council’s attention to the deteriorating human rights conditions in Pakistan, particularly regarding the right to life.Â...

MYANMAR: A state that requires the foundations for justice institutions to be built to achieve a stable change

The Asian Legal Resource Centre congratulates the people of Myanmar for successfully and peacefully electing a democratic government through national elections held in November 2015. The country and i...

INDONESIA: No effective judicial process or remedy for victims of summary executions

1. Although Indonesia’s Constitution guarantees the right to life, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council that summary executions occur frequently in Ind...

PAKISTAN: The international Community must take notice of disappearances and extra judicial killing—side event at UN demands

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) held a side event on enforced disappearances and extra judicial killing in Pakistan and also had long discussion with the UN Working Group on Enforced and Involu...

ASIA: Situation of human rights defenders in China, Thailand, and Bangladesh

The Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to direct the attention of the Human Rights Council to the critical situation of human rights defenders in China, Bangladesh, and Thailand. While this Council is...

NEPAL: At the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review NGOs call on Nepal to end impunity for torture and other serious human rights violations

A Joint Press Release by Advocacy Forum – Nepal (AFN), the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), REDRESS and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT). Geneva/Hong Kong, 3 November 2016. Advocacy ...