Asian Centre for Human Rights ACHR

The Asian Centre for Human Rights is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the Asian region. It is headquartered in New Delhi, India. The Asian Centre for Human Rights seeks to provide timely and accurate information; conducts investigations, research and campaigns and lobbies about country situations or individual cases. It aims to increase the impact of human rights activists and civil society groups; provide input into international standard-setting processes on human rights; provide political, legal and practical advice. It secures cultural, social, and economic rights through rights-based approaches to development. The centre maintains a particular focus on India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines … (full text wikipedia).

Homepage;
Briefing papers; Review; Weekly review; Reports; Press releases; Info by country; Campaigns;
Address: Director, Asian Centre for Human Rights, C-3/441-C, Janakpuri, New Delhi – 110058, INDIA;
Contact.

About: The Asian Centre for Human Rights is dedicated to promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the 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.

Link to UNDP’s “Guide to Civil Society Organizations working on Democratic Governance” (PDF);

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