INDIA: Country must bring its missing children back

A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource CentreI Recently, Aawaj, a partner organisation of the Asian Legal Resource Centre, in India along with Madhya Pradesh Police busted a multi state child-sale racket and helped rescuing many children sold to different families. The bust, sadly, exposes only the tip of India’s human trafficking problem with children being its worst victim. They are trafficked for various reasons including forcing them into child labour, commercial sex work and for forced marriage, domestic work, and forced begging. Though there are various reasons why so many children go missing in India, destitution is one of the most important […]

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 […]

INDIA: Right to freedom of opinion and expression deteriorating

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) wishes to bring the state of the right to freedom of opinion and expression in India to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations.

INDIA: Climate of impunity allows extrajudicial executions to go unchecked

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) is writes to the United Nations Human Rights Council seeking its attention and intervention considering the violent culture of extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary executions in India.

BANGLADESH-INDIA: Rising energy demand cannot be used for destroying people and their habitats

A Written Submission to the 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) wishes to draw attention of the Human Rights Council to massive displacements and damage to habitats caused across Asia for meeting growing energy needs.