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WORLD: Basil Fernando’s Searing Protest against Violence in All Its Forms

An article from Thuppahi’s Blog, written by Michael Roberts forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Basil Fernando: A Short Abstract re the book Body, Mind, Soul, Society: An Autobiograph...

MYANMAR/BURMA: Myanmar Situation Update (31 May – 6 June 2021)

A Statement from ANFREL forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Download the Full Statement Here The National Unity Government (NUG) held its very first press conference on Friday 4 June. The ...

MYANMAR/BURMA: Myanmar Situation Update (24 to 30 May 2021)

Download the Full Statement Here The protests continued in different parts of Myanmar despite the crackdown by the junta. The clashes between the junta forces and the civil resistance fighters or Eth...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Myanmar Situation Update (17 to 23 May 2021)

A Statement from ANFREL forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Download the Full Statement here The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) released the final comprehensive report of its ...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Myanmar Situation Update (3 to 9 May 2021)

A Statement from ANFREL forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Download the Full Statement Here The pro-democracy protests continued across the country in different townships despite the cont...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Myanmar Situation Update

A Statement from Anfrel forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The pro-democracy protests continued across the country while the Myanmar community outside of the country also conducted the pro...

INDIA: An Unprecedented humanitarian crisis

A Statement from Arundhati Roy & Barkha Dutt forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The world is watching the highly disturbing situation the second wave of Covid pandemic has caused in In...

NEPAL: UN experts express concerns for independence and integrity of the NHRC

A Statement from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission UN Human rights experts* expressed serious concern for the independence ...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Myanmar Situation Update

A Statement from ANFREL forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Download the Full Statement Here The protests continued for the 12th week across the country despite the brutal crackdown. After...

WORLD: A democracy: A Report by Dr. Vandana Shiva

An article from Dr. Vandana Shiva forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission We are happy Forwarding Connecting the Rights of Mother Earth to Human Rights and the Well Being of All Kindly see the...

SRI Lanka: 200th commemorative edition of SOCIAL JUSTICE – Sri Lanka is out

Publication from the Centre for society and religion forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The center for religion and society (CSR) Colombo has published the 200th issue of social justice. T...

BANGLADESH: Gang close to Bangladesh PM extracts bribes for state contracts

By Al Jazeera Investigative Unit 1 Feb 2021 A criminal gang is colluding with Bangladesh’s security forces to extract bribes for state contracts and job positions, all the while maintaining powerful...

ASIA: Extremist religious groups create dangerous fault-lines within communities in Asia, observe panellists of CCA’s virtual conference

A Statement from the Christian Conference of Asia forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission CHIANG MAI: A virtual conference on ‘The Impact of Growing Religious Extremism on Women in Asia’ or...

SRI LANKA: Human Rights Commission’s recommendations regarding Mahara Prison shootings

A Statement from The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission We reproduce below a statement issued by the National Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka on t...

ශ්‍රී ලංකා: නව ව්‍යවස්ථාවක් සඳහාවූ ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය

සාධාරණ සමාජයක් සදහා  වන  ජාතික ව්‍යාපාරය විසින් නව  ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍ය...

SRI LANKA: End of an Era

By Victor Ivan This is not an issue which has received adequate attention. Yet, I am of the view that one era of the history of Sri Lanka which commenced since independence in 1948 has come to an end ...

SRI LANKA: Pluralities and Polarities

We are forwarding herewith the e-version of the social justice magazine published by the Centre for Society and Religion – Sri Lanka. Click here to read the full version of the magazine. Social ju...

ASIA: Release the Friend of the Indigenous People – Fr Stan Swamy An Appeal by the Federation of Asian Bishops Conference (FABC)

Click here to see the original statement It is with great shock and agony, the FABC heard of the arrest of the 83- year-old Fr Stan Swamy and his incarceration. We are surprised at the charges broug...

ASIA: Wider partnerships and systemic efforts at grassroots are essential to combat trafficking in women and girls in Asia

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: The virtual conference organised and facilitated by the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) entitled ‘Towards Wider Partnerships for Combatting Trafficking in Women and Girls am...

SRI LANKA: Statement on The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka

We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about the impact the Sri Lanka 20th Constitutional Amendment Bill (the ‘Amendment Bill’) issued on 2 September 2020 would have on the indepe...