Source description last updated: 5 October 2018

In brief: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) is a New Delhi (India)-based NGO that is dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the South and Southeast Asian region.

Coverage on ecoi.net:
Press Releases (Appeal or News Release), Briefing Papers and Reports (Special or Analytical Report)
Covered monthly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-C.

Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
The ACHR is “dedicated to promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms” in the South and Southeast Asian region by: “providing 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; and by securing the economic, social and cultural rights through rights-based approaches to development.” (ACHR website: About Us, undated)

Funding:
No information on the overall funding of the ACHR has been found. The “National Campaign for Elimination of Female Infanticide in India”, a project implemented by the ACHR, was funded by the European Commission (January 2015 - December 2017) (EC - European Commission: National Campaign for Elimination of Female Infanticide in India, undated).

Scope of reporting:
Geographic focus: South and Southeast Asia
Thematic focus: political opposition groups, human rights defenders, ethnic and religious rights, prison conditions, torture, death penalty, violence against women and children, human trafficking, internally displaced persons

Methodology:
Research in public sources (see for example: ACHR: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao; India is in a state of denial, December 2017; ACHR: The record of Medical Council of India against female foeticide, December 2017)

Language(s) of publications:
English


All links accessed 5 October 2018.
Homepage:
http://www.achrweb.org
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