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SUDAN: NGOs call for renewal of the mandate of UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan

Re: Renewal of the Mandate for the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan  Your Excellency,  The undersigned human rights organizations, are writing to urge your government to ...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Dossier of torture cases submitted to U.N. experts

(Hong Kong, August 27, 2010) The Asian Legal Resource Centre on Wednesday submitted a special dossier to a group of United Nations human rights experts on recent cases of extreme, prolonged torture by...

UN: Letter to UNESCO – Cancel UNESCO-Obiang Prize

A Joint Open Letter to the Executive Board of the UNESCO from a group of 96 organisations world-wide UNESCO  Executive Board  7, place de Fontenoy  75732 Paris 07 SP  France  Tel: +33 (0) 1456810...

BANGLADESH: Politics — Corruption Nexus in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of the Impacts on Judicial Governance

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has published a new book titled “Politics — Corruption Nexus in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of the Impacts on Judicial Governance“. The boo...

NEPAL: Advocacy Forum and ALRC submit joint UPR report to the UN concerning ongoing violations and impunity

A Joint Press Release by Advocacy Forum and the Asian Legal Resource Centre NEPAL: Advocacy Forum and ALRC submit joint UPR report to the UN concerning ongoing violations and impunity Please find the ...

INDIA: Is Justice Balakrishnan holding a devil’s brief?

The opinion expressed by Justice K. G. Balakrishnan on encounter killings – a euphemism for extrajudicial executions in India – that ‘encounter killings’ are sometimes unavoida...

INDIA: Ignorance and pretence underscored in the new law

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre Over the past two years, India has been attempting to address problems adversely affecting its law enforcement agencies. These efforts, all of them initi...

INDIA: AFSPA promotes armed insurgency in Manipur

On 5 November 2010, Ms. Irom Chanu Sharmila, a Manipuri poet and human rights defender, will complete ten years of her indefinite hunger strike in Imphal, Manipur state. Sharmila started her fast on 5...

INDIA: Conscientious review required on the draft law against torture

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) welcomes the passing of the Prevention of Torture Bill 2010 by the Lok Sabha. The Bill to become a law will requ...

BURMA: Un-rule of law and corruption deny rights, U.N. told

A Press Release by the Asian Legal Resource Centre regarding the Universial Periodic Review of Myanmar/Burma at the UN Human Rights Council BURMA: Un-rule of law and corruption deny rights, U.N. told...

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...