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INDONESIA: Special Interview on controversial of Job Creation Law & Human Rights in the time of Covid-19

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to inform you about an interview with Mr. Ken Budha Kusumandaru, a survivor and also a human rights activist from Indonesia. Mr, Ken Ndaru was detained under S...

WORLD: A new book is now available to the public

Available at Amazon Body, Mind, Soul, Society: An Autobiographical Account Link to the Amazon This is a unique and important book… One learns invaluable lessons from this insightful book and, for th...

INDONESIA: Balikpapan City Police Officers torture a man to death in custody

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2021 February 11, 2021 ———————————R...

NEPAL: Instead of hearing out civic voices of the marginalized groups, the government is becoming more authoritarian

On 21st November 2006, ‘The Comprehensive Peace Accord’ (CPA) was signed between the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). With this, a decade long armed-conflict ...

SRI LANKA: Letter to IGP on the police failed to take proper action in the case attempted cutting of the neck and thereby committing attempted murder

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission to IGP Mr. C. D. Wickramaratne Mr. C. D. Wickramaratne Inspector General of Police New Secretariat Colombo 1 SRI LANKA Fax: +94 11 2 440440 / 3278...

INDIA: जनता की असुविधा बनाम प्रतिरोध का अधिकार: क्या किसान जनता नहीं हैं

भारत में एक नया जिन्न पैदा हुआ है- जनता की असुविधा का. कहीं कोई अपने हक़ के लिए स...

INDIA: The Bogey of Public Inconvenience to Snatch the Right To Protest

Democracies across the world are defined by the virtue of the right to protest. Yet, in India, that fancies itself as the largest democracy of the world, the governments are seen to be chipping off th...

SRI LANKA: Wasted Years – Short Essays on the 1978 Constitution

Download the full  English Version here Download the full  Tamil Translation here On the occasion of seventy-three years of independence, the Asian Human Rights Commission has published an online b...

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...

MYANMAR (Burma): People’s express mandate for greater democracy battled by military staging a coup

The military coup in Myanmar, deposing the legitimately elected Government previously led by Aung San Suu Kyi, has come under global condemnation. Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-Genera...

NEPAL: Myanmar’s Military Coup- A Serious Blow to Democracy

(Hong Kong, February 1, 2021) The community of civil society in Nepal expresses grave concern over the seizing of power by Myanmar’s military on 1 February, in a coup in the aftermath of the democra...

INDONESIA: Statement of the National Commission on Human Rights on the Death of the Member of Islamic Defender Front (FPI)

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about a statement of the Indonesia National Commission on Human Rights (Komnasnas HAM RI) on the allegation of extrajudicial killing of th...

NEPAL: Save Ganga Maya Adhikari

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC UAC-003- 2021 January 29, 2021 ————————————...

NEPAL: Police used excessive force against civil society members and human rights activists

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAM Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-002-2021 January 26, 2021 ————————————...

INDONESIA: Labor Activist, after delivering a public speech, is criminally charged under Articles of Criminal Defamation

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-001-2021  January 22, 2021 ———————————...

BANGLADESH: Authoritarian repression in curbing civic space harms more than the pandemic

The Bangladesh Government continues its repressive campaigns of curtailing civic space in the country’s ever-deteriorating human rights situation. The Authorities have been using the COVID-19 pandem...

NEPAL: The struggle to establish democracy

Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on December 20 sent shockwaves across the country as she approved the Cabinet’s recommendation for the dissolution of the Lower House of Parliament. The presi...

SRI LANKA: Four years prison term for contempt of court violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

On 12 January 2021, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka found S. V. R. P. P. A. R. L. S. Alphonsu, known also as Ranjan Ramanayake, as guilty of having committed the offence of conte...

INDONESIA: Discussion on the threat against freedom of expression and opinion of labor activities

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to inform you about the special discussion on the threat against the right to freedom of expression and opinion in Indonesia, in this case, related to l...

INDIA: Farmers’ movement challenges the increasing authoritarianism

Enraged Indian farmers are camping at the borders of national Capital Delhi for months in freezing cold after the Central Government passed three new farm bills ushering major agricultural reforms on ...