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Fidh Asia Newsletter - 3 - English version

Focus: Impunity and transitional justice

In Asia, while notable progress has been made in building and strengthening democratic institutions in some countries, authoritarian or essentially un-­ democratic political systems persist in many others. Regardless of the form of government, however, impunity remains a key challenge to the promotion and protection of human rights across Asia. Several countries, including Afghanistan, Burma, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, are torn apart by protracted conflicts and other situations of violence, resulting on widespread human rights violations