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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...

INDIA: Invitation to Parallel Event at the UN Human Rights Council

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre ‘Extrajudicial Executions in India’ Parallel Event: UN Human Rights Council 29th Session Friday, 19 June 2015, 15:30 – 17:00 Room XXV, Pala...

‘Extrajudicial Executions in India’

When Jun 19, 2015  from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM Where Room XXV, Palais des Nations Contact Name Md. Ashrafuzzaman Zaman Add event to calendar  vCal  iCal Parallel Event: UN Human Rights Council 29t...

PHILIPPINES: UN expert held-the government violated Maguindanao massacre families rights to be free from “cruel, inhuman treatment”

A Press Release by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong, March 17, 2015) For “failing to provide reparations to survivors and their families,” Mr. Juan E. Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on to...

PHILIPPINES: Case of Jedil Esmael Mestiri-ALRC responds to Government’s report to UN Committee against Torture

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PHILIPPINES: Case of Jedil Esmael Mestiri-ALRC responds to Government’s report to UN Committee against Torture  On July 2012, the UN Committee against...

ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia

An Announcement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre & the Danish Institute Against Torture ASIA: 3rd AAATI conference – the role of parliamentarians in preventing torture in Asia The Asian L...

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...