Human Rights Library

  • Joint Ministerial Statement of the Seventeenth (17th) ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council

    Press Release / Statement | Philippines | 8 March 2017 | Author: ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council

    We acknowledged the progress of implementation of the ASCC Blueprint 2025 and development of the work plans of the various sectoral bodies of the ASCC, including cross-cutting initiatives and community-building issues. We encourage sectoral bodies under the ASCC, with the support of the ASEAN Secretariat, to continue to implement effectively their respective sectoral work plans and to share their reports to the ASCC Council.

  • Strengthening and Harmonizing Labour Standards in ASEAN: A Framework for Union Advocacy

    Report | Philippines | 10 February 2017 | Author: ASEAN Trade Union Council [ASETUC]

    This study, Strengthening and Harmonizing Labour Standards in ASEAN: A Framework for  Union  Advocacy, covers  international  labour  standards  on  wages;  working  time; social  protection,  including  occupational  safety  and  health,  social  security  and  maternity  protection; equality of opportunity and treatment and non-discrimination at work; freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining, social dialogue and tripartism; and labour inspection.

  • 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.

News Updates

23.03.2017
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Maybank today announced that it will offer extended maternity leave of up to 365 days for eligible female employees within the group with immediate effect.

23.03.2017
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The ASCC, which the DSWD chairs this year, aims to contribute in realizing an ASEAN Community that is people-oriented and socially responsible, to achieve enduring solidarity and unity among the peoples and Member States of ASEAN. It also seeks to forge a common identity and build a caring and sharing society that is inclusive and where the well-being, livelihood, and welfare of the peoples are enhanced.

08.03.2017
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Thirty-five years after Vietnam ratified the UN Covenant on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), gender discrimination and abuses of women’s political, social and economic rights persist in every domain.

08.03.2017
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“Lena Hendry’s conviction for showing a film is a clear violation of her right to freedom of expression and assembly, and we urge the authorities to re-examine the case in line with international human rights law,” said Laurent Meillan, acting regional representative of OHCHR’s South East Asia regional office.

08.03.2017
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After Thursday’s decision was announced, Ms. Vanny and her supporters in the courtroom repeatedly shouted: “This is an injustice.”

02.03.2017
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Sec. Taguiwalo addressing the participants of the Regional Workshop to Promote Family Acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Persons in the ASEAN.

27.02.2017
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THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia, a number of lawmakers from the region said on Wednesday.

27.02.2017
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled his intention to push harder for the adoption of a binding regional treaty to protect the human rights of migrant workers during his chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of South east Asian Nations) this year.