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Asia Report 2013

Asia Report 2013

Commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of Human Rights Day, the Asian  Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a comprehensive report, State  of Human Rights in Asia 2013, covering Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh,  Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hunger in Asia. The global theme for  this year is 20 Years: Working for your rights. The theme marks the 20th year of  the establishment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The AHRC report has analysed the functioning of justice institutions in Asia.  While in some states the functioning of these institutions contribute to the  negation of rights, in others, it is the non-functioning of the justice apparatus  that hampers the rule of law.

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A SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF DISAPPEARANCES IN SRI LANKA

A SOCIOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF DISAPPEARANCES IN SRI LANKA

The last four decades of political violence in Sri Lanka have witnessed the enforced disappearance of tens of thousands of Sri Lankans. While much of the relevant literature has contextualised disappearance as a counter-insurgency strategy in the context of armed confrontation, the military defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009 did not bring about an end to the phenomenon. The hypothesis of this study is that political competition was the motive behind disappearances, which served as an integral part of a system of state power and patronage to enable the political elite to immobilise all political opposition.

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Asia Report 2013

Asia Report 2013

Commemorating the 63rd Anniversary of Human Rights Day, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a comprehensive report, State of Human Rights in Asia 2013, covering Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Hunger in Asia. The global theme for this year is 20 Years: Working for your rights. The theme marks the 20th year of the establishment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The AHRC report has analysed the functioning of justice institutions in Asia. While in some states the functioning of these institutions contribute to the negation of rights, in others, it is the non-functioning of the justice apparatus that hampers the rule of law.

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THE PRACTICE OF TORTURE - A Threat to the Rule of Law and Democratisation

THE PRACTICE OF TORTURE - A Threat to the Rule of Law and Democratisation

Torture and ill-treatment are endemic to almost all Asian countries. Based on the structural reasons for torture, one may state that torture and illtreatment are common features of less developed countries. However, these very structural aspects of torture are missing from the discourse on torture prevention within the human rights community. Very often, the differences in the factors that cause torture in developed countries and less developed countries are glossed over in the discourse on human rights.

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The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women's Rights in Pakistan

The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women's Rights in Pakistan

The Law, Patriarchy and Religious Fundamentalism: Women's Rights in Pakistan

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STATES OF BRUTALITY - State of Human Rights in 10 Asian Nations 2012

STATES OF BRUTALITY - State of Human Rights in 10 Asian Nations 2012

The Asian Human Right Commission’s Annual Report for 2012 casts an unflinching eye at the state of human rights in 10 Asian countries. The report does not purport to cover all human rights issues in Bangladesh, Burma, India,Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.However, with differing depths of involvement and range of coverage, and with constant documentation of events and cases throughout the year, in reflecting the nature of its work and engagement, the Asian Human Rights Commission Annual Report provides a unique mirror to the realities of life and governance in these 10 Asian countries.

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SRI LANKA: Another edition of the Sinhala publication Manawe Himikam is now available

SRI LANKA: Another edition of the Sinhala publication Manawe Himikam is now available

The Sinhala publication, Manawe Himikam is a monthly journal devoted to discussions on current issues. In this edition several issues and incidents reported and discussed.

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