BANGLADESH: Torture victims demand justice

Torture victims Babul Akhtar and Junayed Hossain Leon shared their painful experiences of sustaining torture by law-enforcement agencies while in detention. Wife and daughter of Mr. Mahmudur Rahman Manna, a civil society activist, who remains arbitrarily detained, and has been tortured in custody, shared their dreadful experiences regarding the excruciating law-enforcement system in Bangladesh.

SOUTH ASIA: Domestic justice system requires reform to address extrajudicial executions

The fight against extremism and crime are the excuses the governments in India and Pakistan often cite for resorting to extrajudicial executions. Harsh legislations, like the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, which is implemented in several regions of India, provide statutory impunity for extrajudicial executions, better known as “encounter killings” in South Asia.

NEPAL: International community must immediately help internally displaced people

The Nepal Government, on its part, has been found to be wanting on various counts, including a near complete absence of presence outside Kathmandu valley. Nepal has not seen local body elections for decades and this has resulted in a serious administrative crisis on the ground. As only the bureaucrats govern most of these areas, […]

INDONESIA: Weak judicial system and insufficient legal aid allows for unfair trial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-16-2015 June 12, 2015 A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre INDONESIA: Weak judicial system and insufficient legal aid allows for unfair trial A basic requirement in ensuring justice, fair trial is largely dependent on the state of the criminal justice system in the […]

PAKISTAN: Business and Human Rights – government must strictly follow the regulations of ILO in its true spirit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-16-2015 June 11, 2015 A Written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PAKISTAN: Business and Human Rights – government must strictly follow the regulations of ILO in its true spirit The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research […]

PAKISTAN: The State should be asked to declare all kinds of private courts to be illegal, and enforce the same

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-10-2015 June 09, 2015 A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre PAKISTAN: The State should be asked to declare all kinds of private courts to be illegal, and enforce the same The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to draw the attention of […]

NEPAL: Need for local elections, exposed by the earthquake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-09-2015 June 09, 2015 A Written Submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre NEPAL: Need for local elections, exposed by the earthquake The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) joins the world in grieving the loss of human lives, property, and cultural history in Nepal during and […]

NEPAL: Custodial torture is rooted in the police stations of Nepal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALRC-CWS-29-07-2015 June 08, 2015 Written submission to the UN HRC by the Asian Legal Resource Centre NEPAL: Custodial torture is rooted in the police stations of Nepal The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), along with the Terai Human Rights Defenders (THRD) Alliance, would like to bring the entrenched practice of custodial torture […]

SOUTH ASIA: No rule of law without independence of judges and lawyers

Date: June 16, 2014 Document id: ALRC-COS-26-19-2014 HRC section: Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Independence of judges and lawyers Speaker: Mr. MOON JeongHo An Oral Statement to the 26th Session of the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status SOUTH ASIA: […]

SOUTH ASIA: Governments must act to eradicate poverty

ALRC-CWS-26-10-2014 June 4, 2014 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Twenty sixth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debates A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre SOUTH ASIA: Governments must act to eradicate poverty 1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) draws the attention of the Human Rights Council to the […]