Human Rights Commission South Asia
A B O U T U S
HRCSA was resolved to be 'an independent, voluntary, nonprofit organisation which shall neither be associated nor affiliated with the government or any political party. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose humman rights violations and hold abusers accountable we challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human right law.
More than 50 dedicated professionals work for Human Rights Commission South Asia. We are lawyers, journalists, academics, and country experts of many nationalities and diverse backgrounds. We often join forces with human rights groups from other countries to further our common goals. A growing cadre of volunteers supports us.
Human Rights Commission South Asia researchers conduct fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions in south asia. Human Rights Commission South Asia then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. This publicity helps to embarrass abusive governments in the eyes of their citizens and the world. Human Rights Commission South Asia then meets with government officials to urge changes in policy and practice -- at the United Nations, the European Union, in Washington and in capitals around the world. In extreme circumstances, Human Rights Commission South Asia presses for the withdrawal of military and economic support from governments that egregiously violate the rights of their people. In moments of crisis, Human Rights Commission South Asia provides up-to-the-minute information about conflicts while they are underway.
WHERE - Human Rights Commission South Asia is working with offices in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sweden. We often set up temporary offices in regions where we're conducting intensive investigations, and our researchers regularly travel to the countries they cover, unless security concerns prevent it. In cyberspace, Human Rights Commission South Asia is located at www.hrcsa.org. Human Rights Commission South Asia tracks developments in South Asia countries around the Asia. We also follow issues in women's rights, children's rights, and the flow of arms to abusive forces. Other special projects include academic freedom, the human rights responsibilities of corporations, international justice, prisons, drugs, and refugees. Any and all parties to conflict may find themselves the target of Human Rights Commission South Asia. We frequently call on the South Asian countries to support human rights in its foreign policy -- but we also report on human rights abuse inside the South Asia, such as prison conditions, police abuse, the detention of immigrants, and the death penalty.
Human Rights Commission South Asia believes that international standards of human rights apply to all people equally, and that sharp vigilance and timely protest can prevent the tragedies of the twentieth century from recurring. At Human Rights Commission South Asia, we remain convinced that progress can be made when people of good will organize themselves to make it happen.