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Briefing Paper on the Trend and Trajectory of Repressive Laws in Asia

This brief created by extracting the information FORUM-ASIA’s publication titled, The Instrument of Repressions : Regional Report on the status of Freedom of Expressions, Assembly and Association in Asia. The brief aims to elaborate the utilization of repressive laws within the Asian countries to restrict freedom of expression, peaceful...

The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Fachsheet

The highlights of ACWC 2017 performance is an exclusive sneak peak for The performance evaluation of the human rights mechanisms of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of...

2016 Annual Report on the Performance of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and ASEAN Commission on Women and Children

The ASIAN Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) is proudly presents the Annual Report on the Performance of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and ASEAN Commission on Women and Children (ACWC). With the title “Have They Passed Their Litmus Test”, the report seeks to discuss progress and...

Call for Participation- 2nd RCM ACSC-APF 2017

Call for Participation- 2nd RCM ACSC-APF 2017 Call for Participation- 2nd RCM ACSC-APF 2017

Burma/Myanmar: Comprehensive Action Needed to Halt Ongoing Military Rampage [ALTSEAN]

27  March  2017  marked  the  first  Armed  Forces  Day  under  the  NLD-l ed  government.  Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Sr Gen Min Aung Hlaing declared the military 's firm commitment to "... the stability, unity and development of the country and monitoring to ensure that can walk firmly  on  the  multi-party ...

SUARAM Human Rights Report Overview 2016

SUARAM calls upon the Government of Malaysia to cease its violations of human rights and adopt laws which are compliant with recognized international human rights standards and practice an inclusive and fair enforcement of the law to safeguard the rights of the people of Malaysia. Acknowledging the growing security...

Human Rights Situation in Burma/Myanmar : A Brief Report

This paper evaluates how the Burma/Myanmar Government has fared in the past year in addressing human rights issues in the context of recommendations by the United Nations. One year ago, the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) came at a crucial juncture in the country’s history...

Making Inroads: Chinese Infrastructure Investment in ASEAN and Beyond

This study examines this rapidly evolving landscape and its potential implications. It focuses  on the ASEAN region,  and  draws  examples particularly from  the  lower Mekong  countries.  However, it will  also  be  of  value  to  individuals  and  groups elsewhere  in  Asia and  internationally who  are  monitoring  these  developments. The main...

Safeguarding People and the Environment in Chinese Investments: A Guide for Community Advocates

The  aim  of  this  guide  is  to  help  civil  society  organizations  and  community  advocates  gain  an  improved  understanding  of  Chinese  investors  and  China-led  finance  institutions  and  the  guidelines,  policies  and  standards that apply to their overseas operations. It is hoped that the information and ideas contained here will help...

Joint Ministerial Statement of the Seventeenth (17th) 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...