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CHR opens “freedom park” for human rights community

12 Dec 2018 Philippines
Advocacy
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Human rights not in conflict with religion, says SUHAKAM

12 Dec 2018 Malaysia
Advocacy
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Call to sign key human rights conventions

11 Dec 2018 Maldives
Article

NHRCK warns psychiatric institute over excessive force

26 Nov 2018 Korea, Republic of
TortureInvestigation

Graphic: Discussion with the Commission and stakeholders

Strengthening Myanmar’s national human rights institution

Myanmar

Commissioners and staff of Myanmar’s National Human Rights Commission have shared their ideas to bolster the impact of the organisation.

Graphic: Woman sells goods on the street at night, Kathmandu

NHRIs develop plans for monitoring economic and social rights

Nepal

The right to housing, the right to fair work and the right to education are some of the issues that NHRIs from South Asia will seek to monitor.

Graphic: Inmate in a prison courtyard

NHRIs help drive change on death penalty

Malaysia

A Bill to abolish the death penalty in Malaysia will soon be tabled in parliament, following advocacy by the NHRI and changing public sentiment.

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SUHAKAM applauds government response to UPR

15 Nov 2018 Malaysia
WomenIntl. engage
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Global NHRI movement marks milestone anniversary

15 Nov 2018  
Intl. engage
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Commission welcomes court ruling on voting rights

09 Nov 2018 New Zealand
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NHRC plans human rights academy

06 Nov 2018 Nepal
Education

Graphic: Megan Mitchell at a consultation with young people

Commission reports to UN body on child rights

Australia

This is the first report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child since the National Children’s Commissioner was appointed in 2013.

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Pakistan's NHRI calls for action on enforced disappearances

02 Nov 2018  
Advocacy
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Countering discrimination against LGBTI young people

01 Nov 2018 Timor Leste
SOGISC
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Commission documents rights violations in prisons

30 Oct 2018 Iraq
Monitoring
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New report highlights challenges facing older people

29 Oct 2018 Nepal
Older personsMonitoring
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New Chairperson outlines human rights priorities

26 Oct 2018 Korea, Republic of

Graphic: Prison cell door

Commission to take on role of national preventive mechanism

Mongolia

A high-level consultation has agreed that the Mongolia’s new torture prevention body should be established within the Mongolia's NHRI.

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Commission calls for improvements to election process

20 Oct 2018  
Monitoring
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Commissioners lobby for constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians

19 Oct 2018 Australia
IndigenousAdvocacy
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Thousands of bodies exhumed from mass graves

19 Oct 2018 Iraq
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APF praises contribution of outgoing Chairperson

18 Oct 2018 Afghanistan
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NHRIs pledge action to protect human rights defenders

16 Oct 2018  
Defenders
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New guidelines showcase effective human rights facilitation

16 Oct 2018  
Education