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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...

NEPAL: NGOs hold event on the need for greater international action on chronic human rights situations, with a focus on Nepal

A Joint Press Release by Advocacy Forum and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) (Geneva, Hong Kong, Kathmandu, July 9, 2012) Advocacy Forum and the Asian Legal Resource Centre held a special event ...

SRI LANKA/FRANCE: Torture in Sri Lanka — when arbitrariness prevails

A Joint Press Release by ACAT France and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) (Hong Kong, June 26, 2012) Paris — Hong Kong, 26 June 2012. On June 26th, the International Day in Support of Vict...

PAKISTAN: UPR report calls for UN action on widespread torture, forced disappearances, killings, corruption, and attacks on women, minorities and human rights defenders

A Joint Press Release by ACAT-France and the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong & Paris, May 5, 2012) The Hong Kong-based Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and Action by Christians Against To...

ASIA: NGOs calls for the drafting of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration to be transparent and subject to meaningful consultations with civil society

A Joint Statement from NGOs including the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) ASIA: NGOs calls for the drafting of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration to be transparent and subject to meaningful consult...

UN: Joint letter opposing anti-NGO participation proposal concerning the UN’s Minority Forum and Social Forum

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council March 23, 2012 To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN Human Rights Council Your Excellency, Re:...

IRAN: Joint letter urging support for the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council To the member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council: As you know, the mandate of the Special Rapport...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Bar councils exhorted to support Burmese lawyers

A Press Release by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (Hong Kong, December 23, 2011) The Asian Legal Resource Centre on Friday issued an appeal to bar councils worldwide to support lawyers in Burma who h...

MYANMAR: Appeal to review cases of 32 lawyers disbarred for political reasons

An Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Myanmar (Burma) U Tun Tun Oo Chief Justice Office of the Supreme Court Office No. 24 Naypyitaw MYANMAR Tel: + 95 67 404 080/ 071/ 078/ 067 or + 95 1 372 145 Fax:...

SYRIA: Joint call by civil society for a special session of the UN Human Rights Council

A Joint Open Letter signed by NGOs from around the world to the UN Human Rights Council November 22, 2011 To: Member States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Your Excellency, As civil society...

SYRIA: NGOs urge UN General Assembly to condemn ongoing grave rights abuses

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the UN General Assembly November 21, 2011 To: All Member States of the UN General Assembly Dear Ambassador, On October 20 a number of our ...

SRI LANKA: NGOs urge postponement of Sri Lanka’s hosting of top Commonwealth meeting, citing human rights concerns

A Joint Open Letter produced by NGOs from around the world to the Commonwealth Heads of Governments Subject: Sri Lanka as the host of CHOGM 2013 October 20, 2011 Dear Commonwealth Heads of Governments...