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Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: An Evidence-Based Regional Assesment

The UPR is a universal mechanism under the Human Rights Council that reviews the human rights situation in all 193 UN Member States once every four and a half years. By May 2016, all Southeast Asian states would have undergone two review cycles of their respective human rights situations...

‘Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2015’ – Pusat KOMAS, Malaysia

Pusat KOMAS will be organizing a report launch of “Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2015”. Pusat KOMAS will be organizing a report launch of “Malaysia Racial Discrimination Report 2015”. The launch event will be in a forum panel method, where the esteemed speakers will be sharing their insights on the topic of...

A Political Utopia Called Singapore (Discussion/Seminar)

Since its independence in 1965, Singapore has been continuously governed by the People's Action Party (PAP) as it won every General Election. In the 2011 General Election, the PAP won 60.1% of the valid votes the lowest in its entire election history fueling discussion of political change in the...

Panel Discussion – The Struggles of Land and Environmental Defenders in Thailand: Challenges and Ways Forward (9 March 2016, 9-12, FCCT Bangkok)

In the lead up to the verdict in Mr Chai’s case in mid-March, a panel discussion is being organized on 9 March 2016 to deliberate on the current challenges being faced by land rights defenders in Thailand, and recommend more effective ways to ensure their safety. This event is...

ACSC/APF2016 – 1st Regional Consultation Meeting (Bangkok)

We are happy to invite all NGOs and CSOs to join us for the ACSC/APF2016 1st Regional Consultation Meeting. Greetings, people of ASEAN! We are happy to invite all NGOs and CSOs to join us for the ACSC/APF2016 1st Regional Consultation Meeting. Details of the meeting are as follows: Date      31 March...

The Mekong : Law, Dams & Development [Seminar & Book Launch]

As debate continues to rage over the hydropower boom that will fundamentally change the river's ecology and the livelihoods of those who depend on it, a key question arises: what is the place of law in governing river basin development? The Mekong : Law, Dams & Development 17th February 2016,...

‘Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community’: Whose Vision? Whose Reality?

2016 will be an important year for ASEAN, as it promises to turn its “vision” into a “reality”. Its chairmanship will be with the Lao PDR, where civil society organizations in the recent ACSC/APF agreed they will not hold their 2016 gathering. This forum aims to draw attention and...

‘Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community’: Whose Vision? Whose Reality?

2016 will be an important year for ASEAN, as it promises to turn its “vision” into a “reality”. Its chairmanship will be with the Lao PDR, where civil society organizations in the recent ACSC/APF agreed they will not hold their 2016 gathering. This forum aims to draw attention and...

ACSC/APF2015 Conference Engaging 27th ASEAN Summit Workshop: “People-Centered ASEAN Community: Making It Happen”

The Regional Steering Committee (RSC) with the endorsement of the Malaysian National Organizing Committee (NOC) have decided to organize the ACSC/APF2015 Conference. As you may know, Malaysia is the current Chair for ASEAN for 2015 and hence will be hosting the 27th ASEAN Summit this year. Warm greetings from the...

Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments [FIDH Press Conference]

After almost two months of election campaigning by Burma’s political parties, what do we know about their human rights agenda? FIDH investigated and the results are out. Find out what political parties plan to do with regard to religious discrimination, media freedom, accountability for past crimes, domestic and international...