Human Rights

A unique regional initiative: The Asian Alliance Against Torture and Ill-Treatment

It is well documented that torture, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial executions are carried out throughout Asia by agents of the state, notably police, military, and special investigation units, who expose ordinary citizens to such heinous crimes in complete disregard of national legislation.

PAKISTAN: The AHRC appeals to the international community and humanitarian organizations to assist the flood victims before another catastrophe occurs

The Asian Human Rights Commission urges the world community and the international donors to help the more than eight million flood affected people from Sindh province who are under severe threat from widespread disease. The flooding has affected 22 out of the 23 districts in Sindh. The affected people need life-saving help. The flood waters have not yet started to recede and people are continuously migrating from one place to another place looking for a dry place to settle. The main roads, which above the flood levels are filled with men, women and animals but that will only continue until the waters have reached that level.

Boosting women’s political participation vital for democracy, UN forum stresses

Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet

Condemning deadly attack near Burundian capital, Secretary-General calls for restraint

Women displaced by clashes around Kabezi, near the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, May 2008

Paris forum adopts draft UN action plan to improve safety of journalists

Participants at a United Nations forum that met in Paris have drafted an action plan to improve the safety of journalists and ensure that crimes committed against them do not go unpunished.

Los Angeles-area immigration consultants charged in asylum fraud scheme


Donor-Conceived Children Seek Missing Identities

Kathleen LaBounty, here with her daughter, Lexi, has been searching for her biological father.

Senior UN team heads to Haiti in wake of alleged sexual abuse by peacekeepers

MINUSTAH peacekeepers on patrol

KENYA: Dadaab - locals vs refugees

Dadaab near Kenya's border with Somalia

Australian Senator Stephen Conroy An Indigenous free-to-air television service

Australian the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy, today outlined the Government’s preferred approach for the establishment of an Indigenous free-to-air television service.