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27 Feb 2014 description

ALRC-CWS-25-13-2014
February 27, 2014

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Twenty fifth session, Agenda Item 3, General Debate

A written submission to the UN Human Rights Council by the Asian Legal Resource Centre

  1. Throughout South and East Asian countries women continue to be subjected to unrestrained discrimination and violence. This includes verbal offences and intimidation, harassment, rape and sexual abuse, beating, and torture and ill treatment, perpetrated by police officers, soldiers, members of security forces, and other state actors.

12 Jun 2012 description

ALRC-CWS-20-07-2012

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Twentieth session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression and Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial killings

A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

04 Mar 2011 description

ALRC-CWS-16-15-2011

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Sixteenth session, Agenda Item 3, Interactive Dialogue with the SR on Torture

A written statement submitted by the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organisation with general consultative status

In the South Asian sub region, the widespread use of torture remains the central deficit for the realisation of a rule of law framework.

23 Feb 2011 description

In 2010, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) continued to be under serious threat due to their work in the South Asian sub-region.

27 Feb 2010 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2010
ALRC-CWS-13-10-2010
Language(s): English only
HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

23 Feb 2010 description

Members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) have on numerous occasions lauded the contributions of non-governmental organizations and their importance for the Council's work, yet the Council has been light on action to back up these words in response to situations in which human rights defenders (HRDs) are being targeted. In the Asian region, defenders face harassment, surveillance, reprisals, arbitrary detention, torture, forced disappearance and even summary execution.

22 Feb 2010 description

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) is gravely concerned by the fact that, despite regularly receiving information concerning widespread and numerous cases of forced disappearance, including many in the Asian region, the Human Rights Council has failed to take effective action to have a tangible impact on the prevention of further abuses on the ground.

The Council's much-vilified predecessor, the Commission on Human Rights, was nevertheless able to take action based on reports of widespread disappearances that lead to their reduction.

17 Feb 2010 description

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), have documented numerous arbitrary detentions throughout the Asian region in the year preceding the 13th session of the Human Rights Council. Cases, notably from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand, show a consistent and widespread pattern of abuse of authority by law enforcement agencies concerning illegal and arbitrary detention.

22 Sep 2009 description

Document id: ALRC-COS-12-10-2009
Speaker: Michael Anthony

08 Jun 2009 description

Date: June 8, 2009
Document id: ALRC-COS-11-12-2009
Speaker: Michael Anthony