AHRC and ALRC: History & Achievements

HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION & THE ASIAN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE, traces 30 years of work of the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC). Both the AHRC and the ALRC are based in Hong Kong, and work in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Hong Kong, and China. The organisations were launched in 1984. The period was marked by the emergence of several authoritarian regimes in Asia. General Ne Win established a military regime in Burma in 1962.  General Suharto established yet another military dictatorship in Indonesia after a horrendous massacre […]