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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 ...

ASIA: 4th Asian Alliance against Torture and Ill-treatment & for Fair Trial – Conference of Asian Parliamentarians

(Hong Kong, October 02, 2015) The 4th Asian Alliance against Torture and Ill-treatment & for Fair Trial – Conference of Asian Parliamentarians will be held from 5 to 7 October, 2015 in Hong ...

ASIA: Abuse of laws and military courts to silence civil society

Organization:  Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and the Asian Legal Resource Centre Item: Items 2 and 10 – General Debate Date: 1 October 2015 Speaker: Mr. Gavin Magrath Joint Oral Statement to the 3...

BANGLADESH: Government repression and intimidation of families of victims of enforced disappearance

A Joint Statement by  Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances Asian Legal Resource Centre The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders [a joint programme of the Internatio...

BANGLADESH: Government must ensure justice for enforced disappearances

A Joint Statement by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Legal Resource Centre, & FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights on the occasion of the International...

BANGLADESH: Freedom of press stifled, and democracy in the decline

May 3 is the World Press Freedom Day. This day is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to assess the state of press freedom throughout the world; to defend the medi...

BANGLADESH: Government learns no lesson from Rana Plaza tragedy

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre, and Odhikar Two years ago, on April 24, 2013, the nine-storied Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It housed five garment-...

Submission to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review concerning the human rights situation in Nepal

I. Introduction 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (“ALRC”), a Hong Kong-based regional human rights organization with General Consultative ECOSOC status, has worked together with Nepalese non-gov...

BANGLADESH: Restore democratic freedoms and end onslaught on dissent

Global civil society alliance, CIVICUS, and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) express grave concern over the unabated incursions on fundamental human rights and democratic freedoms in Bangladesh ...

PHILIPPINES: Torture of RahmanTotoh – ALRC responds to Government’s report to UN

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre Further to our comments on the Government’s periodic report to the UN Committee against Torture, herein we will look into the case of RahmanTotoh.  In...

BANGLADESH: Torture victims demand justice

A Joint Press Release by Odhikar and the Asian Legal Resource Centre BANGLADESH: Torture victims demand justice (Hong Kong / Dhaka, 3 July 2015) Torture victims of Bangladesh have demanded justice f...