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BANGLADESH: Ritualistic UPR mechanism fails to protect and promote human rights

An Oral Statement to the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. Since the inception of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and ami...

BANGLADESH: Chilling Human Rights violations need Council’s immediate attention

An Oral Statement to the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. The genocide against the Rohingyas and the survivors being shelter...

ASIA: Special Procedures require innovative actions to protect and promote human rights

An Oral Statement to the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President. The promotion and protection of all human rights require collectiv...

ASIA: Failed Justice Institutions complicit to Arbitrary Detention and Enforced Disappearances

An Oral Statement to the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President, The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the reports of the...

ASIA: High Commissioner for Human Rights should initiate effective programmes for unhindered access to justice and ending impunity

An Oral Statement to the 39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. Vice President, The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) congratulates Madam Mi...

INDIA: Government must officially recognize manual scavengers in order to end the practice of scavenging

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of th...

BANGLADESH: Creation of country mandate needed to monitor human rights situation

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) once again draws the attent...

INDONESIA: Arbitrary arrest and detention in Papua must be ended; the Rule of Law must be amplified

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Righ...

INDIA: Minting a huge humanitarian crisis with national citizenship register in Assam

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of th...

INDONESIA: The Government cannot avoid the ad hoc Human Rights Court to address past human rights abuses

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Righ...

BANGLADESH: Inaccessible domestic remedies for enforced disappearances requires intervention

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to raise the iss...

NEPAL: Government should amend Transitional Justice Act in line with Supreme Court and international standards

A Written Submission to the 39th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of th...

NEPAL: Deeply engrained racial discrimination continues

A written submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and the Terai Human Rights Defenders Alliance The Asian Legal Resource Centr...

BANGLADESH: Civil society decries mass arrests amid worsening human rights situation

22 March 2018: The Solidarity Group for Bangladesh today decries the mass arrests of opposition supporters that have taken place in Bangladesh over the past two months, and calls on the government to ...

BANGLADESH: UN HRC seeks to criminalise enforced disappearances and end torture

A Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s Concluding Observations, which insist that Bangladesh must ...

PAKISTAN: Human Rights in Pakistan — Perspectives from Oppressed Regions

Parallel Event on Human Rights in Pakistan: Perspectives from Oppressed Regions  14 March 2017 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Room: XXVII, Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Moderator/Chair: Mr. Baseer Naw...

ASIA: Role of criminal justice institutions in protecting HRDs in Asia

Human rights defenders across the world today have to overcome restrictive and challenging circumstances to undertake their mandate. These challenges could be broadly classified into three categories....

ASIA: Are Asia’s criminal justice institutions capable of addressing torture?

Since the promulgation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, out of 48 Asian states, 40 states have ratified/acceded to the CAT, whereas 8 st...

ASIA: Movie screening ‘Silence in the Courts’ in ALRC’s Geneva office

Two women from a farming village, about 100 kilometres from Colombo, were raped within one year by a judge presiding over cases which involved their husbands as accused parties. Seeking justice, the w...

WORLD: ALRC urges the Danish government an expansion in the policy on the elimination of torture and ill-treatment, to include the development of understandings about the primitive nature of criminal justice institutions in the developing nations.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has today written to the Prime Minister of Denmark, a letter, expressing appreciation of the Danish government’s commitment to the elimination of torture and i...