Human Rights Library

  • Briefing Paper: Another Piece of the Democratic – Puzzle Reform of the Administrative Structure of Myanmar Essential

    Report | Myanmar | 20th January 2017 | Author: Progressive Voice Burma

    A huge challenge for the NLD-led Government, however, is the process of dismantling the enormous influence of the Myanmar Army over the country’s governance structure and institutions including the day-to-day administration of the country that runs right down to village level through the ubiquitous, General Administration Department (GAD). As such, this briefing paper provides an overview of the GAD, along with an analysis into why wresting control of the administrative body from the Myanmar Army is essential for the future of the country.

  • Human Rights in Southeast Asia Vol. 2 [SHAPE - SEA]

    Fact Sheet/ Booklet/ Other Documents | Thailand | 2016 | Author: SEAHRN

    This textbook is aimed for undergraduate students who are studying a general education level course on human rights, or students who do human rights as a part of their degree in courses such as sociology, law, politics, ASEAN studies or development studies. The textbook does not require specialist knowledge of any discipline. It gives the fundamental theories, concepts, and main arguments around human rights, and addresses the relevance of human rights to Southeast Asia.

  • Human Rights in Southeast Asia Vol. 1 [SHAPE - SEA]

    Fact Sheet/ Booklet/ Other Documents | Thailand | 2016 | Author: SEAHRN

    This textbook is aimed for undergraduate students who are studying a general education level course on human rights, or students who do human rights as a part of their degree in courses such as sociology, law, politics, ASEAN studies or development studies. The textbook does not require specialist knowledge of any discipline. It gives the fundamental theories, concepts, and main arguments around human rights, and addresses the relevance of human rights to Southeast Asia.

News Updates

09.02.2017
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Given that the Philippines holds the chair of Asean this year, it should be more aware of the importance of the rule of law, especially in cases where international relations could be jeopardised.

09.02.2017
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By Rex Remitio, CNN Philippines
09.02.2017
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The Commissioner of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Dinna Wisnu calls on more womens participation in the politics and public policy to address a very diverse issues of human rights in the region.

09.02.2017
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The Philippines ordered the closure on Thursday of 23 mines, mainly nickel producers that account for about half of output in the world's top nickel ore supplier, in a government campaign to fight environmental degradation by the industry.

08.02.2017
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The staggering discrepancy in sand figures reported by Cambodia unravels the mixed feelings the Cambodian government holds towards the complete ban on the sand dredging industry and the negative results of this half-hearted ban.

08.02.2017
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Leyte 2nd District Representative Vicente Veloso says it is beyond the powers of the Church to tell Congress how to penalize perpetrators of heinous crimes

08.02.2017
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With regard to the news release issued by the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression voicing concerns over the use of the lèse-majesté law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would like to clarify as follows

08.02.2017
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion of freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, today called on the Thai authorities to stop using lèse-majesté provisions as a political tool to stifle critical speech.