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Call for Participation- 2nd RCM ACSC-APF 2017

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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...

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

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...

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

Under the leadership of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the mantra of ‘change’, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won an overwhelming victory in Myanmar’s 2015 general elections. This display of popular support for the NLD shows that people of Myanmar are fully invested in progressing towards a...

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

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...