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Human Rights Day 2011

shr10an2011.jpgOn the occasion of the annual International Human Rights Day, held on December 10, 2011, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is releasing reports on the human rights situations in ten Asian countries: Bangladesh, Burma, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Sri Lanka. In 2011, the AHRC has witnessed the continuing widespread use of torture, enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings by state agents, serious clampdowns on the freedom of expression, and attacks on human rights defenders. Furthermore, in some of the countries listed above, religious intolerance has led to suppression of religious freedoms and violence against religious minorities.

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Bangladesh: Rulers establish an illusion of rule of law and democracy to deprive people by all means

Burma: From blinkered to market-oriented despotism?

India: Human rights a utopia without justice

Indonesia: The Decay of Pancasila and Constitutional Protections

Nepal: The State of Human Rights in Nepal in 2011

Pakistan: The State of Human Rights in Pakistan in 2011

Philippines: In a flawed system of justice: The social & systemic implications are irreparable

South Korea: The State of Human Rights in South Korea in 2011

Sri Lanka: International Human Rights Agencies failed to notice the Collapse of the Sri Lanka's Public Institutions of Justice

Thailand: Consolidating internal security state, complaisant judiciary

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