ASIAN CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (ACHR)
Last update of this source description: 12 February 2008, current as at 12 October 2011.
“Promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Asian region.” (ACHR Website, http://www.achrweb.org/about.htm, accessed on 12 October 2011)
General public, national human rights institutions, United Nations bodies and mechanisms, human rights defenders, civil society, governments.
- “[P]roviding accurate and timely information and complaints to the National Human Rights Institutions, the United Nations bodies and mechanisms as appropriate;
- conducting investigation, research, campaigning and lobbying on country situations or individual cases;
- increasing the capacity of human rights defenders and civil society groups through relevant trainings on the use of national and international human rights procedures;
- providing input into international standard-setting processes on human rights;
- providing legal, political and practical advice according to the needs of human rights defenders and civil society groups;
- securing the economic, social and cultural rights through rights-based approaches to development.” (ACHR website, http://www.achrweb.org/about.htm, accessed on 12 October 2011)
No information available.
Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: Asia.
Thematic focus: Anti-terror laws due process; torture; child rights; armed opposition groups; UN mechanisms; national human rights institutions; globalisation and human rights; refugees (ACHR Website, http://www.achrweb.org/theme.htm, accessed on 12 October 2011).
Research in secondary sources for reports, briefing papers, press releases, weekly reviews and online news; information is categorised by countries and themes.
Press releases: More than once a week.
Briefing papers and reports: No regular publication cycle.
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Country of origin information is available especially in the following sections: Info by Country, Annual Reports, Reports.