Asian Centre for Human Rights was formed in March 2003, among others, with the twin aims to secure justice and reparation and conduct research and advocacy to set the human rights agenda. Its interventions led to the award of compensation for victims, prosecution of culprits, judicial inquiries, questions in the Parliament and wide media coverage.
Its complaints with various National Human Rights Institutions in India and diligent following up of the complaints till final adjudication has resulted into the award of compensation of Rs. 10,36,00,800 in 292 cases involving 557 victims of human rights violations as on 31.12.2018 from its inception. Its complaints have become the basis for filing of chargesheet including for extrajudicial executions in Manipur.
As of 01 February 2019, ACHR has taken up about 2,052 cases of violations of human rights ranging from denial of economic, social and cultural rights to commutation of death sentences.