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    The Asian Centre for Human Rights works for obtaining justice and compensation for human rights violations as well as bringing sustainable policy changes. Some of the ACHR's Impact are highlighted hereunder.

    ACHR obtains compensation of Rs.3,35,35,800 including under its "National Campaign for Prevention of Torture in India" as of 14 May 2013

    The ACHR's actions including under its "National Campaign for Prevention of Torture in India" have led to the award of Rs. 33,53,5800 by the National Human Rights Commission of India as compensation for victims and/or their families in 133 cases involving 259 victims of human rights violations. Read the all orders

    Compensation of Rs.18,020,000 for the victims of torture

    Out of the total compensation, Rs. 19,020,000 has been obtained for victims and/or their families in 93 torture cases involving 113 victims so far. Read the orders

    Compensation of Rs. 14,515,800 for other cases of human rights violations

    While a compensation of Rs. 14,515,800 has been obtained for other then torture and/or their families in 40 cases of other human rights violations involving 146 victims other forms of human rights violations so far. Read the orders

    Punishment/prosecution of 39 perpetrators as of 23 March 2010

    In 14 complaints of human rights violations, the ACHR’s actions led to the punishment/prosecution of 39 perpetrators, including the dismissal of three law enforcement personnel from service and the arrest of three others pending trial. Read the orders

     

    NHRC directs to explain 111 cases of fake encounters, 28 January 2010


    Acting on a complaint of the Asian Centre for Human Rights against extrajudicial execution of R K Sanjaoba, the nephew of former Manipur chief minister R K Joychandra, on 28 January 2010, the National Human Rights Commission of India directed State government of Manipur to explain 111 cases of fake encounters not reported to it......

    Editorial:
    Less and less room to hide, Editorial, The Hindustan Times, 3 February 2010

    State government of Mizoram invites ACHR for fact finding, December 2009

    Responding to the concerns of the Asian Centre for Human Rights on the attacks on the Brus, the State government of Mizoram invited a Fact Finding Team of the ACHR to investigate the attacks on the minority Brus in the State in November 2010. The ACHR is the first human rights organisation to have been invited by any State government. The ACHR has published its fact finding report, The Brus of Mizoram: Unequal, Unwanted and Unwelcome, on 21 January 2010. The report concluded that Mizoram Government failed to protect the Brus: at least 383 houses were fully burnt, about 5,000 Brus were displaced out of which over 2,000 Brus crossed over to neighbouring Tripura State and joined about 35,000 Bru IDPs who had earlier fled in 1997 following similar communal attacks.

    Magisterial Inquiries in Manipur, 12 November 2009

    The menace of fake encounter killings in Manipur is well-known. Acting upon the complaints of the Asian Centre for Human Rights, the NHRC directed the State government of Manipur to conduct magisterial inquiries into the following complaints of the Asian Centre for Human Rights:

    Read more: Enforce the law in North-East, The Tribune, 19 August 2009

    Judicial proceedings in 16 complaints as of 15 June 2011

    In 14 complaints of human rights violations filed by Asian Centre for Human Rights, NHRC has decided to close the complaints as the concerned courts have initiated proceedings for prosecution of the violators. Read the orders

     

    Delhi High Court orders against NHRC, December 2008

    In this publication, ACHR's Actions Against Torture and other forms of Human Rights Violations in India, ACHR shares experiences of its action including the orders of the Delhi High Court in favour of ACHR pertaining to the writ petitions filed against the National Human Rights Commission of India. The NHRC is yet to comply with the directions of the High Court as of February 2010.

     

     

    Debate in Indian Parliament, December 2008

    ACHR's first ever nation-wide assessment of the use of torture reported in Torture in India 2008: A State of Denial created huge public debate in India. Apart from widespread news report, questions specifically relating to the report were raised both in the Lok Sabha on 23 December 2008 (Question No. 3542) and in Rajya Sabha (Question No. 565 and Question No. 568) on 22 October 2008 wherein the India's Minister of Home Affairs provided answers to the questions.

    Editorial: Death in custody - A blot on the criminal justice system, The Tribune, 30 June 2009

    Rights of the refugees

    ACHR's specific intervention against the torture of Burmese refugees led to commitment from the goverment of India that the refugees whose applications are pending with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will not be deported and are free to exercise the right to freedom of association and assembly. The commitment was given to the NHRC after the ACHR filed a complaint against the torture of about 80 Burmese refugees by the Delhi Police. Read the NHRC's Press Release>>>

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