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RCEP: China to gain as trade pact ripples across post-COVID world

SINGAPORE -- About two weeks after China signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade megadeal with 14 other Asia-Pacific economies, Premier Li Keqiang stressed...

Report on the ACWC+10: Assessing the Commission’s Impact on Protecting Women and Children’s Rights in ASEAN

As part of its advocacy on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) human rights mechanisms, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development...

Wanchlearm’s forced disappearance ‘killed my youth and my dreams’

Four months since political exile Wanchalearm Satsaksit was abducted on June 4 in Phnom Penh, all that his family and friends can do is...

Govt expects omnibus bill to improve foreign investment, economic growth in 2021

The government is pinning its hopes on foreign investment and state spending to improve economic growth next year, following the expected deliberation of the...

Is COVID-19 muting or fueling religious polarisation in Indonesia?

In recent years, much has been written about sharpening religious polarisation in Indonesia, particularly within its Muslim communities. Tensions reached a peak during the...

Report from FORUM-ASIA Webinar Series: The Status of Human Rights in ASEAN during COVID-19 Pandemic

This report summarises the proceedings of the webinar series. These include findings of research into the experiences of specific groups as well as recommendations...

Share on Twitter Share via Email Print this page East Asia Pacific UN Agency Condemns Cambodia’s Repression of Human Rights Defenders

GENEVA - The U.N. human rights office is condemning what it calls growing repressive measures by the Cambodian government that stifle freedom of expression...

Facebook prepares legal action against Thai government’s request to block group

(CNN Business)Facebook said it is planning legal action against Thailand's demand that forced the company to block a group deemed critical of the country's...

Enhancing Collaborative Action for Children’s Rights in Asia and the Pacific

The Child Rights Coalition Asia, in partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) will host a webinar entitled "Enhancing Collaborative Action for Children's Rights in Asia and the Pacific" A Webinar Series on the Linkages and Reporting Process of CRC, CEDAW, and CPRD with...

Air Pollution in Southeast Asia: National Updates

The Asian Research Institute for Environmental Law (ARIEL) will organize a webinar titled "Air Pollution in Southeast Asia: National Updates" on October 27, 2021, at 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Bangkok/Jakarta Time). This event is co-organized by UN Environment Programme, EarthRights International, LAWASIA and Clean Air Asia. Experts in the...

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