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BANGLADESH: States must call out violations of civic freedoms at upcoming UN review

CIVICUS, a global human rights alliance and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) call upon states to use the upcoming human rights review of Bangladesh at the UN Human Rights Council to call out its ongoing failure to fully implement previous recommendations related to civic freedoms. This lack of action raises questions on how serious […]

BANGLADESH: Government must cease enforced disappearances, stop harassment of the victims’ families and hold perpetrators accountable

A Joint Statement by Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP), International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Eleos Justice, Monash University, Maayer Daak, Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy […]

BANGLADESH:End Political Prosecution of Rights Leaders

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and 20 Other Human Rights Organisations 10 Years of Reprisals Against Odhikar Officials for Documenting Violations The Bangladesh authorities should cease their continued criminalization and harassment of Bangladesh human rights group, Odhikar, 21 human rights groups said today. Authorities should drop politically-motivated charges against Odhikar’s leaders, […]

BANGLADESH: Opposition face arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force around protests

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation ​​​​​​​CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance and the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are extremely concerned about reports of arbitrary arrests and excessive force against opposition activists around mass sit-in protests in Bangladesh. Our organisations call on the authorities […]

BANGLADESH: Accountability is a must for ending torture and impunity

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP), International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), Maayer Daak, Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on the occasion […]

BANGLADESH: Government must investigate all cases of enforced disappearance, stop acts of retaliation, hold perpetrators accountable, and ensure the security of victims’ families

A Joint Statement by Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN), Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP), International Coalition against Enforced Disappearances (ICAED), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Maayer Daak, Odhikar, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, and World […]

BANGLADESH: Stop Targeting Odhikar and Its Leadership

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and 34 Other Human Rights Organisations Respect the Fundamental Rights to Freedom of Association and Expression Bangladeshi authorities must end reprisals against Odhikar and its leadership and respect the fundamental rights to freedom of association and expression. Those working to document and expose human rights violations […]

SOME ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN THE SPITIRUALITY OF ST JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE

SOME ANTHROPOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN THE SPITIRUALITY OF ST. JOHN BAPTIST DE LA SALLE Dr Leonard Pinto, NSW, Australia To celebrate the traditional feast of St John Baptist De La Salle on 15 May 2023. (The Church now celebrates his feast on 7 April, as he passed away on Good Friday 7 April 1719. Pope Pius […]

INDONESIA: For the sake of the law, the DKI Jakarta High Prosecutor’s Office must stop criminalising human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar for their criticism of public officials

A joint statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), Yayasan Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Indonesia, LBH Jakarta, Amnesty International Indonesia, KontraS, LBH PP Muhammadiyah, ICJR, TATAK, LBH Sulteng, YLBH Sisar Matiti Manokwari, Lokataru Foundation, PAHAM Papua, PBHI, PUSAKA, PAKU ITE, IM57+ Institute, Trend Asia, AJI, LBH Pers, WALHI, LBH Masyarakat, KIKA and AJAR (Asian Justice and […]

NEPAL: Joint Press Release on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

A joint press release by the Asian Human Rights Commission and the undersigned victims’ groups, national and international organizations urging the Government of Nepal to take urgent steps to ensure the rights to truth, justice and reparations of the families of the enforced disappeared on the occasion of the International Day of the Victims of […]

BANGLADESH: Arbitrary de-registration of prominent human rights group Odhikar another blow to civil society

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation are extremely alarmed by the decision of the government to arbitrarily revoke the registration of Odhikar, a leading human rights organisation in Bangladesh. This move is […]

INDONESIA: Release Victor Yeimo and hold perpetrators of human rights violations in Papua accountable

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC ) and CIVICUS Jakarta, 4 March 2022) CIVICUS, a global civil society alliance, and Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are gravely concerned by the ongoing prosecution of human rights defender Victor Yeimo. He has been arbitrarily detained for speaking up against the serious human rights […]

UN: Ban Abusive Bangladesh Unit from Peacekeeping

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Forum Asia, Asian Network for Free Elections, Capital Punishment Justice Project, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy for Human Rights, The Advocates for Human Rights, and World Organisation Against Torture Role of Rapid […]

BANGLADESH: Stop Harassment of Human Rights Defenders

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Amnesty International, Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network, Asian Network for Free Elections, Capital Punishment Justice Project, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Eleos Justice, International Federation for Human Rights, Forum-Asia, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, World Organisation Against Torture Bangladesh authorities must end the harassment of Adilur […]

NEPAL: Government of Nepal must undertake immediate steps to address the core concerns of the families and victims of enforced disappearances

A joint press release by the Asian Human Rights organizations and undersigned groups of victims, national and international organizations, commemorating the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August 2021), and calling on the Government of Nepal to undertake immediate steps to address the core concerns of the families of the victims of […]

BANGLADESH: Officials Linked to Hundreds of ‘Disappearances’

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center Rights Groups Urge Action on Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearance The Bangladesh government has repeatedly denied involvement in hundreds of enforced disappearances of activists, critics, and opposition members, and has taken no steps to investigate them, Human […]

NEPAL: Continued denial of justice for crimes relating to torture and ill-treatment – An independent mechanism needed to ensure prompt, thorough and effective investigations

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and 55 national and international organizations On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (26 June), victims’ groups and associations and national and international human rights organizations call upon the Government of Nepal to immediately establish an independent mechanism to effectively […]

BANGLADESH: Hold Security Forces Accountable for Torture

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Network for Free Elections, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Human Rights Watch, Eleos Justice-Monash University, International Federation for Human Rights, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center, and World Organisation Against Torture Rights […]

NEPAL: Joint Statement on the Occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared 2021

A Joint Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission and 44 national and international organizations On the occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared 2021, we, the undersigned human rights organizations and victims’ associations of Nepal reaffirm our position to the government of Nepal to undertake immediate steps towards a reawakening of the stalled […]

UNITED NATIONS: Stand with Bangladeshi Journalists on Press Freedom DayFree Expression Under Serious Threat

A Joint Statement by the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Asian Human Rights Commission, Asian Network for Free Elections, Committee to Protect Journalists, Eleos Justice – Monash University, Human Rights Watch, International Federation for Human Rights, and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center The Bangladesh government’s increasingly violent […]