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WORLD: Council members must reject procedural tactics that foreclose substantive debate

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre Excellency, We write to express our concern about a worrying development in the Human Rights Council in the use of procedural tactics to silence im...

BANGLADESH: People’s rights cannot be conceived without the existence of the rule of law

A Press Release by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong, September 12, 2014) “People’s rights cannot be conceived without the existence of the rule of law, in any given territory,...

EGYPT: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre EGYPT: Dissolution Ultimatum for Independent Groups September 2 Deadline to Comply with Draconian 84/2002 Law (London, August 30, 2014) – Indepen...

ASIA: Parallel event on Rule of Law in Bangladesh

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre Parallel Event: UN Human Rights Council 26th Session ‘Rule of Law in Bangladesh’ Thursday 19 June 2014, 16:00-18:00 Room XXIII, Palais de...

PAKISTAN: Appeal to end enforced disappearances and safe recovery of student leaders

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resources Centre (ALRC) has on numerous previous occasions alerted the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the large numbers of missing persons...

BANGLADESH: Big Brother Law for NGOs on the anvil

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Bangladesh government wants to quash human rights activism. The cabinet has approved the “Foreign Donations (Voluntary Activities) Regulations ...

NEPAL: Council should exert strong pressure to bring a law that criminalises torture

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL  Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debates A joint written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Forum for Protection of Pe...

NEPAL: Need for amendment of Truth and Reconciliation Law

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 4, General Debate A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The process of transitional justice in N...

BANGLADESH: Incommensurable with the rule of law

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre BANGLADESH: Incommensurable with the rule of law    The international community continues to invest effort in developing governance systems in coun...

INDIA: Invitation to a side event at HRC 25 on 18 March

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre wishes to invite you for a side event on Human Rights in India to be held from 13:00 to 15:00 hrs, on 18 March 2014...

INDIA: A widow’s voice from Manipur resounds at the UN Human Rights Council

A Joint Press Release by Extrajudicial Execution Victim Families Association, Manipur (EEVFAM), India and the Asian Legal Resource Centre INDIA: A widow’s voice from Manipur resounds at the UN H...

INDIA: Discussion on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958

A Joint Press Release by Human Rights Alert and the Asian Legal Resource Centre INDIA: Discussion on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (Hong Kong, May 27, 2013) Human Rights Alert (HRA) and ...

BANGLADESH: Government suppressed truth to the UPR Session

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Odhikar on Universal Periodic Review on Bangladesh Bangladesh participated in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process at the UN Human Right...

BANGLADESH: UPR Working Group should make the review process useful for victims of rights abuse

In the lead-up to the UN Universal Periodic Review, Bangladesh finds itself offering its citizens an environment amongst the most inimical to human rights since the nation’s inception. At the UN...

BANGLADESH: Rights groups urge the international community to make UPR a meaningful process

Odhikar and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Dhaka/Hong Kong: 17 February 2013): After a series of consultations held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Odhikar has urged...

WORLD: The plan to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and imminent danger to the rule of law and democracy in Sri Lanka

An Open Letter from the Asian Legal Resource Centre to Honourable Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations General Secretary Honourable Mr. Ban Ki-moon Secretary General United Nations SA-1B15 New York, NY 100...

WORLD: The plan to impeach the Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and the imminent danger to the rule of law and democracy

An Open Letter from the Asian Legal Resource Centre to Honourable Ms. Navanethem Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Honourable Ms. Navanethem Pillay United Nations High Commissi...

BANGLADESH: Citizens and the UN deceived

A Joint Press Release by Odhikar and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong, October 10, 2012): The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Odhikar, a national human rights organisation based in Ba...

PHILIPPINES: Barriers to human rights – How complaint and protection mechanisms fail, and why

(Geneva, September 20, 2012) The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) will launch the Article 2 special report on Philippines, entitled: The Philippines’ hollow human rights system: how complain...

NEPAL: The ALRC urges Nepal to invite new UN Special Rapporteur on transitional justice to the country without delay

An Oral Statement to the 21st Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status Thank you Madam President...