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CAMBODIA: Prime Minister Hun Sen Was A Successful Wartime Leader But Certainly Not One In Peacetime Cambodia

An article, titled “Prime Minister Hun Sen Was A Successful Wartime Leader But Certainly Not One In Peacetime Cambodia” by Mr Ou Ritthy, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission By Ou Ritt...

SRI LANKA: Right to Information and Batticaloa women : Hypothesis vs Reality

An Article on “Right to Information and Batticaloa women : Hypothesis vs Reality” by Radika Gunaratna , published in the Daily Mirror issue of 20 April 2017, forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Co...

SRI LANKA: In Search of National Identity

“In Search of a National Identity” a speech delivered by Dr Leonard Pinto to the Academic Circle of the Social Science Department of the Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala on 13th Feb 2017, forw...

INDIA: Update on withdrawal of the POSCO project in Odisha

UPDATE from POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) as on 5.04. 2017  Dear Friends, As you may know from the media about recent the statement by Odisha’s Industry Minister, Devi Prasad Mishra that ...

PAKISTAN: Ratify all international human rights treaties and ensure justice and rule of law

A Statement from Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission On 14 March 2017, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) joine...

CHINA: Call on for fair trial – A joint statement on the forthcoming trials of the cases of the 709 crackdown

A Statement from China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group (CHRLCG) and Taiwan Support China Human Rights Lawyers Network (TLN) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission Chinese version of this st...

WORLD: Malaysian human rights defender Lena Hendry convicted of screening human rights documentary

Dear Friends,  The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from Amnesty Itnernational, regarding the Malaysian human rights defender Lena Hendry who has been convicted by the...

PAKISTAN: Killing of human rights lawyer Muhammad Jan Gigyani

A Statement from Front Line Defenders forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission On 4 March 2017, prominent lawyer and human rights defender Muhammad Jan Gigyani was murdered by two armed, unknown...

PAKISTAN: HRCP moot urges opening up spaces for women human rights defenders

A Press Releasefrom Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) 8 March 2017- On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Human Rights Comm...

INDONESIA: Police officers torture Mr. Edison Hesegem to death in Jayawijaya General Hospital

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal from the International Coalition for Papua (ICP) regarding a torture case in the highland city of Wamena, which was c...

BANGLADESH: UN expert group urges Bangladesh to stop enforced disappearances

A Statement from United Nations Independent Experts of Human Rights forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission GENEVA (24 February 2017) – United Nations human rights experts* are calling on Ban...

PHILIPPINES: Political activist illegally arrested after GRP’s “cancellation” of peace talks with the NDFP

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: (+632) 435 41...

SRI LANKA: Media statement of the RTI Commission of Sri Lanka

A Press Releasefrom the Right to Information (RTI) Commission of Sri Lanka forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Sinhala Version read HERE Tamil Version read HERE 10 February 2017. C...

PHILIPPINES: Statement of the National Fact Finding Mission on the HTI tragedy

A Statement from National Fact Finding Mission forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission In light of the apparent information blackout concerning the fire that devoured the House Technology Indus...

THAILAND: Supreme Court petitioned as trafficking victims denied access to lawyer

A Press ReleasefromHuman Rights and Development Foundation (HRDF) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) (19 January 2017) In pursuance to the rescue of 15 migrant workers from Cambodia...

PAKISTAN: VBMP’s annual report on Enforced Disappearances, Extrajudicial Killings

A Press Release from Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) In 2016, the series of enforced disappearance, dumping of mutilated bodies and violati...

INDIA: Press Council of India Fails its Mandate

A Statement from the Right Livelihood Award Foundation forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission The Right Livelihood Award Foundation has been at the forefront of support for press freedom, glob...

PAKISTAN: The Government urged to answer UN committee’s questions on rights record

We wish to share with you the following statement from Human Rights Commission of Pakistan. 13 December 2016: Following the recent adoption by the United Nations Human Rights Committee of a document r...

PAKISTAN: Human rights situation in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)

FATA is a human rights free zone where free human beings have been enslaved since 1901. Pakistan claims that FATA is its constitutional part and has placed it in the Pakistan Constitution of 1973. Peo...

SRI LANKA : Media Statement by the Organisation for a Just Society

We reproduce below a media statement by the Organization for a Just Society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_BPqDkQ2whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_BPqDkQ2whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_BP...