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HONG KONG: The importance of ‘right of abode’ ruling 

The importance of the ruling of Hong Kong’s Court of First Instance (Vallejos Evangeline b. v. Commissioner of Registration and Another), that held as unconstitutional, the exclusion of domestic...

HONG KONG: HKSAR should protect and facilitate, not harass and obstruct, human rights observers 

In response to the HKSAR’s attempted arrest and subsequent obstruction of a human rights observer of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor (HKHRM) in his execution of observation duties and journalists...

HONG KONG: Transparent and reasonable mechanism for minimum food allowance for foreign domestic workers needed to ensure right to adequate food

(Hong Kong, September 17, 2009)  The civil groups in Hong Kong have learned that on September 2, the government released a statement regarding the increasing of the minimum food allowance for foreign...

BURMA/MYANMAR: New publication marks anniversary of Saffron Revolution

Hong Kong, September 25, 2008) The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary since the height of the Saffron Revolution against military dictatorship in Burma with...

ASIA: The ALRC submits seven country reports to the UN’s Universal Periodic Review mechanism

(Hong Kong, February 28, 2008) The Asian Legal Resource Centre has recently submitted six separate country reports for consideration by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Re...

BURMA/MYANMAR: New report urges closer study of Burma’s “demented” legal system

(Hong Kong, December 6, 2007) International organisations and human rights groups need to better study Burma’s “demented” courts, police and local councils to understand how they ope...

THAILAND: Constitutionalism under serious threat, new publication warns

(Hong Kong, July 9, 2007) A new publication by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) documents the “serious threat” facing constitutionalism in Thailand under the September 19 coup group....

HONG KONG: Announcement of a forthcoming conference on the Charter on the rule of law: The elimination of court delays to enable effective prevention of gross human rights abuses such as torture

Third session on the Charter on the rule of law: The elimination of court delays to enable effective prevention of gross human This meeting will be held in Hong Kong from 16 to 22 September, 2007 The ...

HONG KONG: Chief Justice Sarath Silva will not participate at the City University of Hong Kong Basic Law conference

Earlier the Asian Human Rights Commission shared the Open Letter written to the Acting President and the Dean of the School of Law of the City University regarding the participation of the Chief Justi...

HONG KONG: Concerns regarding the participation of Chief Justice Sarath Silva of Sri Lanka in a conference entitled “Hong Kong Basic Law: The First Ten Years and its Future”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 18, 2007  AHRC-OL-021-2007 An Open Letter to the Acting President and the Dean of the School of Law of the City University, Hong Kong 1. Professor Richard Yan-ki HO (Acti...

HONG KONG: Changes in Hong Kong’s policing needed to meet international obligations

This March 2006 the Hong Kong administration is having its human rights record examined for the second time by the U.N. Human Rights Committee, under its commitments as a party to the International Co...

HONG KONG SAR: Legitimate protests against threatened livelihoods and police responsibility to remain within legal parameters

The past two weeks saw Hong Kong become a theatre in which the conflict between free trade and human rights played out very visibly, with broadcast and other media conveying the interventions of all t...

HONG KONG SAR: Police brutality and inhuman treatment of WTO protestors condemned

The brutality and inhuman treatment of the protestors against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the Hong Kong police comes as a shock and must immediately be stopped. On December 17, 2005 unarmed ...

Hong Kong marches for democracy, stability and prosperity on July 1

On July 1 last year, more than 500,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong. It was the sixth anniversary of China’s resumption of sovereignty, and they marched against the Hong Kong governme...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong SAR Administration Should Respond Now and Scrap Article 23 Legislation

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) renews its earlier demand to the administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to drop it...

HONG KONG: AHRC Submits Concerns about Proposed Article 23 Legislation to Legco

AHRC Submits Concerns about Proposed Article 23 Legislation to Legco: Article 23 May Diminish Rule of Law and Increase Corrupt Practices The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has grave concerns abo...

HONG KONG: Right of abode policy separates families

HONG KONG: Denial of right to family unity ———————————————————– Because of the i...