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NEPAL: A statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2023

The International Women’s Day is observed on March 8th to acknowledge the tremendous work done by the feminist movements worldwide. This year’s (2023) theme, “DigitALL: Innovation a...

INDONESIA: The police must immediately stop the investigation and prosecution of three human rights defenders

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the Chief of National Police  General of Police Listyo Sigit Prabowo Chief of National Police (KAPOLRI) Jl. Trunojoyo No. 3, Kebayoran ...

SRI LANKA: AHRC condemns the murder of Nimal Amarasiri caused by misuse of teargas on peaceful protesters

Read the statement in Sinhala මෙම ලිපිය සිංහලෙන් කියවන්න Mr. Nimal Amarasiri, a candidate in a local government election, was killed after a tear gas atta...

SRI LANKA: Few Reflections on the Sri Lanka’s Independence Day

By Basil Fernando Read the article in Sinhala මෙම ලිපිය සිංහලෙන් කියවන්න As Sri Lanka is to celebrate its 75th anniversary of Independence on the 4th of ...

INDONESIA: A Papuan journalist faced terror and intimidation due to a loud explosion

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-001-2023 February 02, 2023 ———————————R...

INDONESIA: Waiting for the follow-up on the State’s regret and acknowledgment of 12 past cases of serious human rights violations

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo President of the Republic of Indonesia Jl. Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat Indon...

SRI LANKA: Two decisions that expose the utter collapse of rule of law

The decision made by the Canadian government to impose sanctions on two former presidents, Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and Staff Sergeant, Sunil Ratnayaka, and Lt. Commander, P Hettiarac...

INDONESIA: Monitoring and Investigation of the Kanjuruhan Stadium Case

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the Federation of the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (FEDERASI KontraS) wish to inform you about Preliminary Report on Monitoring a...

Indonesia: The Government must seriously consider that the enactment of the RKUHP leaves serious problems

An Open Letter from the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Joko Widodo President of the Republic of Indonesia Jalan Veteran No. 16 Jakarta Pusat Ind...

NEPAL: Ensure dignity, freedom, and justice for all

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2022 Nepal successfully conducted its parliamentary election on November 20, 2022. Succ...

SRI LANKA: POLICE ON TRIAL: Exercising Authority without Accountability

An article from Daily Mirror forwarded by the Asian Human Rights Commission • Officers are rarely prosecuted for misconduct, including the brutal use of force on citizens. In rare cases, officers ...

SRI LANKA: Peaceful Protesters Face Attacks, Reprisals, and Arbitrary Detention

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2022 October 21,  2022 ———————————&#...

INDONESIA: A university student in North Halmahera allegedly tortured after express his opinion on WhatsApp status

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-003-2022 October 12, 2022 ———————————̵...

BANGLADESH: Government Must Stop Hate Campaign against UN Independent Experts and Rights Group Odhikar

Bangladesh Government must stop its hate campaigns against the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) of the United Nations and human rights group Odhikar. The Asian Human Rig...

INDONESIA : The non-judicial settlement team for past human rights abuses and its membership’s composition contrary to the international human rights standard

A few weeks ago, President Joko Widodo issued Presidential Decree Number 17 of 2022 concerning the establishment of a non-judicial settlement team for serious past human rights violations. We agree wi...

ASIA: Addressing Reprisals on HRDs Requires Accountability and Ending Impunity

HRC Agenda Item: Interactive Dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on alleged reprisals against those who seek to cooperate or have cooperated with the United Nations, its representatives a...

INDONESIA: Stop security approach in Papua Island

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) supports Indonesian civil society organizations under the Coalition of the Civil Society for Security Sector Reform. The security approach in dealing with soci...

ASIA: Enforced Disappearances Continue With Zero Accountability and Blanket Impunity

An Oral Statement to the 51st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. Vice President: The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the compreh...

SRI LANKA: Today is the international day of democracy

Today (15th September) is the international day of democracy although in Sri Lanka we are going through very painful times. When democracy is very serious with challenge, it is very essential for us ...

SRI LANKA: UN human rights experts condemn repeated use of emergency measures to crackdown on protests

GENEVA (8 August 2022) – UN human rights experts* today condemned the extensive, prolonged and repeated use of state of emergency measures since 2 April 2022 by Sri Lankan authorities to crackdown ...