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UN: Demand Improvements by Human Rights Council Candidates

(New York, May 10, 2010) ?Candidates for the United Nations Human Rights Council should meet the standards for council membership even when running unopposed, a global coalition of human rights organi...

SRI LANKA: Human Rights Books Detained by the Customs Department

The Sri Lankan customs department has detained a series of books on human rights sent for free distribution to libraries. The books sent by the Asian Legal Resource Centre to the local human rights or...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Regional group urges U.N. experts on torture case

The Asian Legal Resource Centre has urged a group of United Nations human rights specialists “to operate to their fullest possible capacity” in the interests of a young man being tried in ...

ZIMBABWE: NGOs condemn abuses and obstruction of UN Special Rapporteur on Torture’s visit

A Joint Open Letter to the Government of Zimbabwe by human rights organizations from 14 countries November 7th, 2009  Government of Zimbabwe  Your Excellencies  President Robert Mugabe  Prime Mini...

BURMA/MYANMAR: New publication marks anniversary of Saffron Revolution

Hong Kong, September 25, 2008) The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary since the height of the Saffron Revolution against military dictatorship in Burma with...

INDIA: Endemic delays bring down Delhi justice system — new report

(Hong Kong, July 21, 2008) Endemic delays in criminal trials are hastening the collapse of Delhi’s criminal justice system, a new report has found. The 80-page report, “Judicial delays to ...

INDIA: Concluding Observations issued by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Dear friends,  We wish to share with you the Concluding Observations issued by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights after its fortieth session. During the session the Committee re...

ASIA: The ALRC submits seven country reports to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism

(Hong Kong, February 28, 2008) The Asian Legal Resource Centre has recently submitted six separate country reports for consideration by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Re...

BURMA/MYANMAR: ALRC calls for special UN strategy group; expert urges concessions from government

(Geneva, December 12, 2007) The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Wednesday called on the United Nations to establish a special study and strategy group to deal comprehensively with the growing hu...

BURMA/MYANMAR: New report urges closer study of Burma’s “demented” legal system

(Hong Kong, December 6, 2007) International organisations and human rights groups need to better study Burma’s “demented” courts, police and local councils to understand how they ope...

THAILAND: Constitutionalism under serious threat, new publication warns

(Hong Kong, July 9, 2007) A new publication by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) documents the “serious threat” facing constitutionalism in Thailand under the September 19 coup group....

PHILIPPINES: Rotten criminal justice system victimizes every Filipino, new report says

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) launched on Friday a new report describing how the rotten criminal justice system in the Philippines fails to deliver justice to its people and contributes to th...

MYANMAR: Thousands of people are displaced and starving

Myanmar: Thousands of people are displaced and starving Mr. Ali Saleem of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) made an oral intervention on behalf of the ALRC on ‘Food insecurity in Myanmar...

INDONESIA: Five years after May 1998 rights, those responsible for the atrocities remain at large

Indonesia: Five years after May 1998 rights, those responsible for the atrocities remain at large Mr. Timothy R. Gill of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) made an oral intervention on behalf of t...

INDIA: A crime against humanity in Gujarat and state government’s complicity

India: A crime against humanity in Gujarat and state government’s complicity Mr. Timothy R. Gill of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) made an oral intervention on behalf of the ALRC on R...