AHRC: Mr. Bijo Francis is still with the AHRC – a statement of the Asian Human Rights Commission

“I am not surprised by the unkindness of this report”. He further said: “Now that I have a little free time, I have asked some competent Indian lawyers to look into the matter of taking legal action against all the false allegations against me and against the Asian Human Rights Commission published by entities controlled by Nilantha Ilangamuwa”.

HRC | US withdrawal from Human Rights Council decision of US administration alone

A group of 18 NGOs sent a joint letter to US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in response to a letter sent by Haley to the organisations after the US withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council. On May 17 2018, 18 NGOs had sent private letters to Member States urging them to not support the US’s proposal to reopen the Council’s institutional framework at the General Assembly. Read the letter below.

WORLD: Is not Nilantha Ilangamuwa a congenital liar: a personal reply by Mr. Basil Fernando

Like the proverbial animal with thousands of horns, Ilangamuwa has many titles such as “One of the” Editors of Sri Lanka Guardian, a correspondent for Sri Lanka Guardian, Special Correspondent and a spokesman from a concerned group of journalists that does not exist. He also claims that he is publishing from London, Boston, South Africa and every possible place while sitting in a small room with a single computer all by himself.

INDIA: Human rights of migrants under threat

A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), along with its sister concern, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) draws the attention of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on the state of the human rights of migrants in India. The ALRC is deeply concerned with the Indian’s government’s stance on the rights of migrants, especially of the Rohingyas that the Indian government refuses to recognise as refugees and is instead threatening to deport them on the basis of their being economic migrants. The ALRC urges the UN Special Rapporteur […]

WORLD: A short comment on Sri Lanka Guardian and its Editor Nilantha Ilangamuwa’s campaign against the AHRC:

By Basil Fernando The story is told in an allegorical form so as to make all the substantial issues clear. Mr. Nyeahu Nyeahu is a very dangerous enemy that one may be unfortunate enough to have. He may also be a very dangerous person to deal with if you happen to be in a position where you are forced to decisions against his wrongdoings.

INDONESIA: Extreme poverty in Asmat regency has caused measles and malnutrition

A Written Submission to the 38th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to inform the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) about the extreme poverty and health crisis faced by Asmat regency in Papua, Indonesia. Approximately 70 Papuan children died from measles and malnutrition in 2018. Extreme poverty and a lack of public infrastructure in the province, particularly in Asmat regency, has caused serious health problems and malnutrition, direly affecting children. The Indonesian government has failed in protecting its citizens’ right to health and life.