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SRI LANKA: The Rajapakse doctrine and a decree of unreserved malice

An article by Sunalie Ratnayake and Sanath Jinadasa published by the Asian Human Rights Commission SRI LANKA: The Rajapakse doctrine and a decree of unreserved malice Sunalie Ratnayake and Sanath Jinadasa From within a climate of autocracy gone customary as of late, and oppression of all possible aspects of our lives in a land like […]

ASIA: Women’s views on prevention of torture- Interview 39

An Interview conducted by the Asian Human Rights Commission NEPAL: The chairperson of the Feminist Dalit Organisation speaks against bad policing and torture Durga Sob is a prominent Dalit women’s advocate and the chairperson of the Feminist Dalit Organization (FEDO). She speaks against torture and bad policing in Nepal. How is the relationship between the […]

CAMBODIA: “Facing Sen’s Autocracy: Democrats Hang Together or Hang Separately”

An article by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission CAMBODIA: “Facing Sen’s Autocracy: Democrats Hang Together or Hang Separately” Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth American civil rights icon Martin Luther King said, “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” A man’s thinking is comprised of […]

CAMBODIA: Interpreting the June 2 events in Cambodia

A column by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission CAMBODIA: Interpreting the June 2 events in Cambodia The French playwright Moliere said, “It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” Robert F. Kennedy posited: “It is from numberless diverse acts […]

Independent RTHK seen as option

South China Morning Post Ravina Shamdasani   Published: 12:00am, 24 May, 2006 The public does not want a government mouthpiece, says panel review member The public service broadcasting review by the government should examine different models of financing for RTHK, including making it independent like the MTR Corporation and the Hospital Authority, a member of the […]

CAMBODIA: “Cambodians can remain pawns, or can hang together against Sen’s autocracy”

An article by Dr. Gaffar Peang-Meth published by the Asian Human Rights Commission CAMBODIA: “Cambodians can remain pawns, or can hang together against Sen’s autocracy” August 15, 2010 Two weeks ago, I presented in this space a contrast of reporter Benoit Bringer’s “Cambodge: Les enfants de la decharge” (Cambodia: The Children of the Garbage Dump), […]