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PHILIPPINES: Duterte regime on a red-tagging rampage in Negros – Karapatan

A Statement from KARAPATAN forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Press Release April 18, 2018 “The criminalization of activists and rights defenders is apparently the standing mandate of al...

SRI LANKA: Why this Obeisance paid to Politicians in South Asia?

An article from The Sunday Times, written by Kishali Pinto-Jayawardenaforwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Some weeks ago, a ruling party politician in the Gampaha District was captured on...

SRI LANKA: RTI decision on Lankaenews issue

A Statement from Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Raisa Wickrematunga v. Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) RTICAp...

INDONESIA: Change blasphemy law to avoid abuse

An article from the Jakarta Post forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Jony Eko Yulianto The daughter of Indonesia’s first president, Sukmawati Soekarnoputri, issued her tearful apolog...

INDONESIA/MYANMAR: Boat arrivals reemphasize the need for regional action on Rohingya crisis, ASEAN MPs warn

A Press Release from ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)   JAKARTA, 11 April 2018 — The arrival in Malaysia and Indonesia of boa...

INDONESIA: Criminalization of three farmers in Surokonto Wetan and the request for presidential pardon

A Statement from PBNU, KOMNAS HAM, YLBHI, LBH Semarang, LAKPESDAM NU, FNKSDA, Jaringan Gusdurian, PGI, KWI, Walhi Jateng forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Kyai Nur Aziz, Sutrisno, and Rus...

INDIA: Inclusion and the right to dignity

An article from The Hindu, written by Neera Chandhoke. forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission by Neera Chandhoke The onus of battling discrimination must not fall on the shoulders of Dalits ...

SRI LANKA: The national need for a committed professional body for lawyers aimed at regulating the legal profession

An Open Letter from Mr. Nagananda Kodituwakku, Chula Ranjeewa Adikari, and Sugandhika Fernando to Lawyers, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) To all lawyers with good repute, gen...

INDONESIA: Security forces unlawfully arrest 44 university students in Jayapura

A Press Release from the International Coalition for Papua forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) On 4 April 2018, members of the local Police, Intelligence (BIN), police special unit ...

INDIA: A Nation Without Social Justice Lecture Series- Dr. UMAKANT

A Statement from by Dr. Umakant of JNU forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission April 02, 2018, JNU, New Delhi We must remove inequality, Ambedkar said, or our political structure will be in p...

INDIA: Hadiya, Priya and the legal objectification of the young Indian woman

An article from IAPS Dialogue forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission On Mar 8, 2018, after an unnecessarily protracted wait, the Supreme Court of India passed an order holding that the High ...

PHILIPPINES: UN bodies, int’l rights organizations decry Duterte government’s fake terrorist list UN bodies, int’l rights organizations decry Duterte government’s fake terrorist list

A Statement from Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights (KARAPATAN) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Aside from the statements of the United Nations High Commissioner on H...

PHILIPPINES: Urgent Appeal for Solidarity and Action for Activists, Human Rights Defenders and Political Dissenters in the Philippines Tagged in Duterte’s Terror List

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from KARAPATAN Alliance for the Advancement of People’s Rights For more information, please contact: Cristina Palab...

WORLD: “Some States view human rights as of secondary value – far less significant than focusing on GDP growth or geopolitics.” – Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Opening Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission 37th session of the Hum...

WORLD: Prominent Pakistani rights activist Asma Jahangir dies aged 66

A Statement from Mr. Ole von Uexküll, Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Dear RLA Laureates, It is with profound shock that we have j...

INDONESIA: Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at a press conference during his mission to Indonesia

A Press Release from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Bahasa I would like to begin by thanking President Joko Widodo and the Government o...

WORLD: The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace, MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

A Message from His Holiness Pope Francis on the occasion of the World Communications Day on 24th January 2018, titled “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32).Fake news and journalism for peace,...

PAKISTAN: Crucial human rights review

By Reema Omer THE European Commission is due to issue a status report this month on Pakistan`s compliance with the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Plus conditions, which also include an assess...

PAKISTAN: INGOs are not the problem

An article from Daily Times forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission One month ago, the government of Pakistan sparked concern both here and abroad when it expelled some 29 international non-gov...

PHILIPPINES: Human rights situation under President Duterte continues to deteriorate

A Statement from International Peace Observers Network (IPON) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The repressions against human rights activists in the Philippines have been increasing dram...