From our members

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Decision of Case Withdrawal is Vilest Example of Impunity
19 May 2017 4:21 pm

We condemn the government decision of the ministry cabinet on 18 May to withdraw cases of five hundred people including those charged under criminal activities during Tharuhat/Madhes agitation. The cabinet meeting has decided to withdraw the serious cases accepting that of Tharuhat and Madhes agitation is political.  The government has decided to withdraw the case [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – Arbitrary Curbs on Expression Ruinous for Democracy and Society
4:07 pm

Lahore, 19 May: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has voiced serious alarm over arbitrary curbs on freedom of expression, a climate of intimidation and the authorities’ stated intent to act against any perceived slight to the armed forces through the social media. In a statement issued on Friday, the Commission said: “HRCP notes with [ Read more ]

From our Member Think Centre, Singapore – Think Centre condemns impending execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali
18 May 2017 4:29 pm

Singapore – Think Centre is greatly disturbed by the imminent execution of Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali scheduled for this Friday morning, 19 May 2017. We regret that the Cabinet of Singapore has once again failed to advise the sitting President to grant clemency. The last known clemency was granted 19 years ago in 1998 [ Read more ]

From our Member PSPD, South Korea – Now Is the Time for Dialogue on Denuclearisation and Not Military Action That Will Escalate the Crisis on the Korean Peninsula
16 May 2017 4:17 pm

Joint Statement of 102 Peace Activists 16 May 2017 We, undersigned peace-loving people around the world, are deeply concerned about the current escalating tension in Northeast Asia and urge Governments to have peaceful dialogues among each other rather than taking military actions. The state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula is more volatile than ever, [ Read more ]

From our Member SUARAM, Malaysia – Malaysia: Investigate two possible cases of enforced disappearance
3:27 pm

Kuala Lumpur, Paris, 16 May 2017: Malaysian authorities must immediately conduct swift, thorough, and impartial investigations into the disappearances of a social worker and a pastor, FIDH, its member organization Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), and the civil society coalition Citizen Action Group on Enforced Disappearance (CAGED) urged today. The three groups made the call a [ Read more ]

From our Member INSEC, Nepal – Request to add more vote counting centres
15 May 2017 3:27 pm

15 May 2017: The election observer team of Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has monitored the vote counting centres in Kathmandu and Lalitpur metropolitan city along with various municipalities on May 15. It was found that the process of vote counting system is very slow despite of large number of vote casted in these metropolitans. If [ Read more ]

From our Member SICHREM, India – Human Rights Mobile Clinic on 10 May 2017 at R.S. Palya slum
12 May 2017 3:27 pm

12 May 2017: SICHREM organised Mobile Human Rights Legal Clinic at R.S. Palya Slum, Bangalore on 10 May 2017. There were about 20 participants and 15 cases were handled at the clinic. Most of the cases were related to Domestic Violence, Birth Certificate & Property issues. Adv. Eunice Mercy & Adv. Shashikala gave legal counseling to the [ Read more ]

From our Member HRCP, Pakistan – HRCP lauds removal of 47 names from ATA’s 4th schedule in GB
11 May 2017 3:27 pm

Lahore, 11 May 2017 :The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has welcomed the removal of 47 individuals’ names from a list under 4th Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act in Gilgit-Baltistan, and called for a fair hearing for those remaining on the list. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Commission said: “HRCP welcomes as [ Read more ]

From our Member Bytes for All, Pakistan – Opinion Piece on Silencing Dissent
12:17 pm

‘Far from the standard of holding someone innocent until proven guilty, those accused of blasphemy in Pakistan are usually not even given a fair chance to prove their innocence as they become victims of mob justice or street violence. For some time now, I have been restricting my speech — which may otherwise be perfectly [ Read more ]

From our Member Law and Society Trust, Sri Lanka – New Commentary ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’
9 May 2017 11:30 am

Law and Society Trust published a new commentary, ‘Biting the Bullet – Demilitarising Economic Relations in Post-War Sri Lanka’. The commentary focuses on the post-war legacy of links between private companies or private capital, both investment and philanthropic, and the military in Sri Lanka. In considering these relatively under-explored dimensions of militarisation, it underlines that [ Read more ]