A Special Report on the Occasion of the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims - June 26, 2010. Amid the demonstration of the most cruel form of torture by the police, armed forces, the intelligence agencies and paramilitary forces during the last year, from July 2009 to June this year, the government of Pakistan has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture, Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The AHRC held its advanced human rights study programme from October 9-14, 2005 in Hong Kong, at which participants from 10 nationalities participated. To mark this occasion, the AHRC is launching a series of discussions aimed at drafting an Asian Charter on Rule of Law. With a view to drafting an Asian Charter on the Rule of Law, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is launching a series of discussions on the relationship between the rule of law and the implementation of human rights. Wide consultations are planned to be held before writing and approving a final draft of this charter. This work is a follow up to the Asian Human Rights Charter-A Peoples' Charter, declared in Kwangju, South Korea, in May 1998.
Complaints relating to torture and ill treatment recorded and published by the Asian Human Rights Commission from 2006-2010 through its Urgent Appeals Programme.
This stakeholders’ report is a joint submission of the above-mentioned organizations. The report highlights key concerns related to the Human Rights situation in Papua in the following areas: torture; freedom of expression; human rights defenders; extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; Indigenous Peoples, and women. The term Papua refers to the Province of West Papua and the Province of Papua. Each section conveys recommendations to the Government of Indonesia.
With the fall of Suharto, the following Reformasi period and the requirements of international norms, the Criminal Procedure Code (KUHAP) is no longer believed as adequate for a modern Indonesia. Indonesia has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) as well as other instruments, according to which provisions under the KUHAP need to be brought in line with international human rights standards and principles. For this reason, a process of revising the current KUHAP has been initiated in 2001, and is still to conclude. This report looks at aspects of detention, access to legal counsel and other considerations that relate to human rights violations, in particular torture.
Sugath Nishantha Fernando - Death of Justice