Human Rights

NEPAL: Government urged to tackle caste-based discrimination, extra-judicial killings, torture and impunity comprehensively

During Nepal’s UPR, 24 states raised caste-based discrimination and Dalit rights. The ALRC therefore welcomes the recent endorsement by the Parliament of the 'Untouchability Bill', which criminalizes the practices of 'untouchability' in the public and...

AID POLICY: Good leaders battle risk-averse humanitarian culture

Leadership is made more challenging in the humanitarian sector by insecurity and risks to lives when mistakes...

Sudanese leader still committing crimes in Darfur, Security Council told

Luis Moreno-Ocampo

An Oral Statement to the 17th Session of the UN Human Rights Council from the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a non-governmental organization in general consultative status

Recalling the Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial killings' report, the ALRC is gravely concerned by the Sri Lankan police’s use of excessive force and live ammunition against demonstrators protesting against the Private Sector Pensions Bill on May...

New Study Shows Media Underreport Child Sexual Abuse and Leave Prevention Out Of The Story

The numbers of children who are sexually abused in the United States are staggering and often hidden behind a broad demographic range in our country.

TUNISIA: Growing frustration in Choucha transit camp

People who fled violence in Libya lining up for food at Choucha camp, at the Libya-Tunisia border

COTE D'IVOIRE: Aid conundrum in fragile west

Families wonder how they'll feed their children, and how safe they'll be

SOMALIA: Mogadishu’s “lost generation”

A lifetime of war

PAKISTAN: Another Azad Kashmiri becomes the victim of ISI butchery

Dr Rizwan son of Mohammed Sarwar resident of Muzaffarabad was kidnapped by officials of ISI on 7th May 2011 from his house; and today on 23 May, he was killed.

US State Department Concern Over Human Rights Abuses in Iran

The United States is deeply concerned that Iran continues to deny its citizens and other persons within Iran their human rights. Judicial cases, trials, and sentences continue to proceed without transparency and the due process rights enshrined in the...