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INDIA: Fact-Finding Report by MASUM on the Gorkhaland agitations

A Fact-finding report by MASUM forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) conducted a high level fact finding in Darjeeling and adjoining areas to asse...

PAKISTAN: Story of an American Baloch who spent 10 months in ISI dungeons

An article from Baloch Insight forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Ahmar Mustikhan “My personal enmity is only with the ISI,” US citizen Afzal Bugti, 57, a successful businessman fro...

SRI LANKA: Dangers of Unseemly Ministerial Outbursts to Free Speech

The weekly Times column, Focus on Rights, titled ‘Dangers of Unseemly Ministerial Outbursts to Free Speech’ by Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, in the Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, on 02 July 2017, forward...

SRI LANKA: Lakshan Dias Replies to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka

A letter by Lakshan Dias (Attorney at law) sent to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission 29.06.2017 Mr. Amal Randeniya Secretary to the Bar Association of Sr...

CAMBODIA: CSOs condemn discriminatory denial of medical care to #FreeThe5KH detainees

A Joint Statement forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Phnom Penh, 28 June 2017 – We, the undersigned, condemn the discriminatory and arbitrary denial of medical care to three of the five ...

SRI LANKA: I am on unequal ground : Lakshan Dias

An article from “I am on unequal ground”, written by Dhaneshi Yatawara and published in the ‘Daily Mirror’ issue of 28th June 2017. forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Daneshi Y...

PAKISTAN: Human rights lawyers verbally and physically abused in court over case involving other lawyers

A Statement from Front Line Defenders forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission On 20 June 2017, human rights defenders Noor Ejaz Chaudhry, Usama Malik and Shabir Hussain were abused and beaten b...

SRI LANKA: “ශ්‍රී ලංකාව/ ලෝකය: ලෞකික රාජ්‍යයේ සීග්‍ර කඩා වැටීම”

A Statement “Rapid Collapse of the Secular State “ translated by Yahapalanaya Lanka issued and forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission. SINHALA Version English Version Read HERE 2017 ...

PAKISTAN: World Refugee Day – half of all refugees are children and millions are out of school or getting a makeshift education.

A Press Release from Their world News forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) PAKISTAN: Host to the second largest refugee population – 1.4 million, almost entirely from Afghanistan ...

SRI LANKA: An Open Letter to the Minister of Justice

An Open Letter from Professor A.N.I Ekanayaka, Ph.D (Lond.), DDPH.RCS (Eng.), BDS Emeritus Professor, University of Peradeniya forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 91, Epitamulla Road...

SRI LANKA: Launch of RTI Commission website

Press Release of the RTI Commission of Sri Lanka Colombo 21 June 2017 The RTI Commission announces the launch of its trilingual website on Monday 19th June 2017 – http://www.rticommission.lk/. ...

SRI LANKA: In support of religious minorities, rule of law and Lakshan Dias

An Article “ In support of religious minorities, rule of law and Lakshan Dias”,written by Ruki Fernando and published in Groundviews on 18th June 2017, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commiss...

SRI LANKA: Final Report on the ‘Policy and Legal Framework Relating to the Proposed Counter Terrorism Act of Sri Lanka’

A Report from the Institute for International and Comparative Law, University of Pretoria & Foundation for Human Rights, South Africa, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission READ FULL REPO...

SRI LANKA: Civil Society Joint Statement in support of Lakshan Dias to continue his work on raising awareness on the attacks on minority religions

Civil Society Joint Statement in Support of Lakshan Dias forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission We are appalled by the recent threats made by the Justice Minister, Mr Wijeyadasa Rajapakse, to ...

PHILIPPINES: Call for support for the people of Mindanao

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the Alliance for the Advancement of Peoples Rights (KARAPATAN), a human rights organization in the Philippines...

WORLD: “Evading human rights mechanisms or betraying the commitments to the people is intolerable” – Zeikd Ra’ad Al Hussein

Opening Statement by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 6 June 2017 Distinguished President of the Council, Excellencies, Colleagues, Friends, Fifty years a...

WORLD: Small Grants Scheme to Report on ‘Alternative Nobel’ Laureates Launched

A Press Release from the Right Livelihood Award Foundation forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is launching a small grants scheme to promote r...

SRI LANKA: The Draft CTA is of Concern to All Sri Lankans, Without Exception

The weekly Times column, Focus on Rights, titled ‘The Draft CTA is of Concern to All Sri Lankans, Without Exception’ by Kishali Pinto Jayawardena, in the Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, on 21 May 2017...

INDIA: Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi says torture is alien to Indian culture. Is he right?

An article from Scroll.in forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Indians have internalised the notion that criminals deserve some pain. And the country still does not have a robust law aga...

INDIA: How the Law that Bhanwari Devi Inspired Fails Marginalised Women Like Her

An article from The Wire forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Due to its negligent drafting, the Sexual Harassment at the Workplace Act is unlikely to benefit the workers in the unorganise...