INDONESIA: No justice for victims of enforced disappearances

A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre More than two years since President Widodo was inaugurated in October 2014, the Indonesian government has shown little effort to settle cases of enforced disappearances which occurred under the Suharto dictatorship and under successive governments. Until now, the President and the Parliament have not yet shown their willingness to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, despite signing it nearly seven years earlier.

BANGLADESH: Unbridled state power and a collapsed justice framework behind enforced disappearances

A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to update the United Nations Human Rights Council about the situation of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Bangladesh. Enforced disappearances are increasing alarmingly in Bangladesh since Mrs. Sheikh Hasina has become the Prime Minister in January 2009. The victims’ families and the eye-witnesses have consistently accused the law-enforcement agencies including the national police and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for being responsible for enforced disappearances.

MYANMAR: International intervention required to stop ethnic cleansing against Rohingya people

A Joint Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and Odhikar The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and ODHIKAR – Coalition for Human Rights wishes to bring the situation of the Rohingya community of Rakhine state of Myanmar to the notice of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The ALRC and Odhikar seek immediate, effective action from the international human rights community to protect the victims of Rohingya Muslim community from ethnic cleansing by the military and security forces of Myanmar.

PAKISTAN: The world’s largest death row prisoners awaiting for their fate

A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the state of death penalty in Pakistan. The right to life is the inalienable right of every human being. Pakistan’s Constitution, international norms and conventions dictate that no one shall be deprived of life and liberty. In Pakistan this right is only available to a select few. The normative laws may provide an extensive basis for the protection of the right to life. But the substantive laws, such as the Protection of Pakistan Act, 2014 and […]

BANGLADESH: Politics of undeserving governmental power and collapsed justice institution are key behind enforced disappearances

A Written Submission to the 36th Regular Session of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to update the United Nations Human Rights Council about the situation of Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances in Bangladesh. Enforced Disappearances are increasing alarmingly in Bangladesh since Sheikh Hasina has been Prime Minister in January 2009. The victims’ families and the eye-witnesses have consistently accused the law-enforcement agencies including the Police and the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for the incidents of enforced disappearances.

INDONESIA: Arbitrary detention occurs widely and repeatedly without serious consequences

A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw the attention of the UN Human Rights Council to the problem of arbitrary arrest and detention in Indonesia, which occurs widely and frequently. Despite Indonesia being a State party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the needed redesigning of the justice institutions, to reduce arbitrary arrest and detention, has yet to be done.