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INDONESIA: West Papua 2014 Year in Review

A Statement from the Australia West Papua Association (Sydney) forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission This report details incidents of human rights abuses and events that occurred in West Papu...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Writer charged with insulting religion for speech about Buddhism

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is gravely concerned about growing use of courts to attack freedom of expression in matters of religion in Burma. In the latest case, a writer was charg...

INDIA: मध्यप्रदेश में लगातार जारी है बाल लिंगानुपात का घटना

भारत में महिलाओं का घटता लिंग अनुपात एक विकराल समस्या के तौर पर उभर के सामने ...

PAKISTAN: Tears start falling as schools reopen

Schools across Pakistan reopened on 12th January 2015 following the horrors of the Peshawar carnage that was unleashed on 16th December 2014, on the innocent school children at the Peshawar Army Pub...

SRI LANKA: AHRC writes to the new Minister of Finance to make funds available for police reforms and genuinely effective corruption control

The Asian Human Rights Commission wrote to the newly appointed Minister for Finance Ravi Karunanayake, congratulating him on his appointment, and stating that the establishment of good governance as p...

INDONESIA: Exploitation of mineral resources in Papua

A Statement from the Executive Director of the LP3BH forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission   In the middle of the 1930s, a group of experts, Dr Jean Jaques Dozy, Dr A.H. Colijn and Ir F. Wis...

PAKISTAN: A pocket size hand book on torture is launched

The Asian Human Right Commission and Asian Legal Resource Centre has developed  a handbook on torture titled “Let’s Stop torture together” the book is first of its kind in South Asi...

BANGLADESH: Crackdown on media and opposition intensifies

In recent weeks, the Bangladesh government has intensified its crackdown on the media and the opposition. The country’s media is being forced to censor the news and plight of opposition parties,...

BURMA/MYANMAR: Police under army command shot a farmer to death during a peaceful protest

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission is shocked to hear that police shot a 57-year-old woman farmer to death during a peaceful protest over fencing on land taken from the farmers for a mini...

ASIA: Weekly Roundup, Episode 58

In this week’s episode of Weekly Roundup covers a wide range of events in Bangladesh, Burma, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The episode begins with analysis of legal developments in Pakistan. Hea...

PAKISTAN: Military courts against the doctrine of basic structure; Justice (R) Rasheed A. Rizvi

The AHRC has started collecting the comments from jurists on the amendment to the constitution to establish military courts and the following is the first interview in the series. This is a war of rel...

SRI LANKA: AHRC Welcomes People’s Victory and Calls for CJ’s Resignation / Impeachment

A decisive new stage in the political life of Sri Lanka has arisen as a result of the people’s verdict, which overwhelmingly affirms the commitment of Sri Lankans to democracy and the rule of law. V...

PHILIPPINES: Immediately stop the planned eviction drive against Luneta vendors. 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about planned eviction of vendors from the Luneta Park in the wake of impending Papal visit ...

PHILIPPINES: Immediately stop the planned eviction drive against Luneta vendors. 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from Defend Job Philippines about planned eviction of vendors from the Luneta Park in the wake of impending Papal visit ...

WORLD: Seed Freedom and Food Democracy

An Open letter to Prime Minister Modi and President Obama from democratic, concerned citizens of India and the US We, as concerned and democratic citizens of India, and the US, welcome the coming toge...

PAKISTAN: Military courts-creating a legal and political mire

6 January 2014 shall forever be etched in our collective concise as a sad day when we sold our souls to the devil. Senator Raza Rabbani appeared heartbroken on the floor of the assembly as he shed tea...

HONG KONG/PHILIPPINES: Presumption of guilt dispenses with need for evidence

(Note: this article was first published in the January 4, 2015 issue of the Sunday Examiner) Six year old Chris Angela Sales, whose father is being held on charges of murder, could not understand wh...

WORLD/SRI LANKA: Death threats issues to three human rights activists

Today, on 7th January 2015, three human rights activists have received death threats over telephone from sources that have refused to identify themselves, but have appeared to be connected with securi...

ASIA/PAKISTAN: Formation of military courts not a solution but an illusion

Yesterday, 6th January 2015, the National Assembly of Pakistan passed an amendment to the Constitution allowing the formation of military courts. The Pakistan Senate adopted the same amendment with a ...