WORLD: Competent judicial professionals needed to administer justice to victims of international crimes

An Oral Statement to the 18th Session of the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) Mr. President, distinguished colleagues, and Excellencies: First of all, please allow me to reaffirm that the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) stand by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is committed to extend the best possible cooperations as a regional human rights organisation. In Asia, with few exceptions, we observe coercive criminal justice mechanisms particularly the policing system, crime investigation units, forensic medicine facilities, prosecutorial system, and the adjudication process. These highly important components of criminal justice mechanisms often fail to maintain […]

WORLD: UN Human Rights Council should address human rights crisis in Cambodia at its 42nd session

A Joint Statement by the Asian Legal Resource Centre and 27 human rights organisaitons To Members and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Dear Excellency, The undersigned civil society organizations, representing groups working within and outside Cambodia to advance human rights, rule of law, and democracy, are writing to alert your government to an ongoing human rights crisis in Cambodia and to request your support for a resolution ensuring strengthened scrutiny of the human rights situation in the country at the upcoming 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (the “Council”). National elections in July 2018 were conducted after the Supreme Court, which lacks independence, dissolved […]

WORLD: International justice is crucial to durable solutions to the Rohingya crisis

Regional human rights groups mapped key strategies targeting that the Rohingya people are at the centre of moves. Rights activists and professionals called the international community to expedite justice for atrocity crimes including genocide and crimes against humanity that have forced most of the community to flee Myanmar. The strategic actions are believed to empower Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and other countries. It should enable the community to engage with international justice mechanisms. The International Criminal Court (ICC), the United Nations International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM) and states that exercise universal jurisdiction are chosen as prioritised institutions and stakeholders for constant engagements. Broader efforts are […]

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

This is an update on 10 July 2019 for readers who have been targeted by Nilantha Ilangamuwa’s criminal  campaign. As stated below, law enforcement has been informed. As Nilantha Ilangamuwa is still carrying out his malicious criminal campaign, the following article from 2017 is added to this link in order to add context: A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission ASIA: Mr. Nilantha Ilangmuwa’s malicious campaign FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AHRC-STM-101-2017 18 August, 2017 A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission ASIA: Mr. Nilantha Ilangmuwa’s malicious campaign Some of you would have received several emails from a blog named Sri Lanka Guardian, in the recent weeks. All these emails […]