The 25th ASEAN Summit, under Myanmar's Chairmanship theme, "Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community", was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, from 12 to 13 November 2014. The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency U Thein Sein chaired the Summit.
To mark the start of the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, LICADHO has published a report exploring how the lives of women campaigners are changed by their activism. It reveals the high price women pay, suffering not only serious economic and emotional impacts but also often domestic violence and family breakdown.
This submission is made by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) on the application and implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women for lesbians, bisexual women, and transgender (LBT) persons in Brunei Darussalam.
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM ), Friday urged the government to consult relevant stakeholders, including the police and security forces, on the proposed counter-terrorism legislation and amendments to existing laws in combating terrorism.
A group of 13 ethnic minority Montagnards who fled alleged persecution in Vietnam to neighboring Cambodia are reeling from malaria and a food shortage but are not budging from their new mosquito-infested jungle home for fear of being detained and repatriated.
An exiled leader of a pro-democracy student-led protest in Laos that was suppressed by the government 15 years ago still believes the struggle to bring about freedom in the communist state will one day be realized.
Burma’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by four journalists and the CEO of the defunct Unity journal, who are serving a sentence of seven years in prison with hard labor, the lawyer of the journalists said.
Five suspected separatist militants have been sentenced to death in Thailand for killing four soldiers in a roadside shooting in July 2012.
Two years after police used incendiary weapons against monks and villagers protesting a mining project in central Myanmar, no one has been held accountable, Amnesty International said ahead of the anniversary of the attack.
The Burmese military is staging a comeback. Since the government launched its tentative liberalization process four years ago, the armed forces, the notorious Tatmadaw, have taken a backseat.
Cambodia has drastically reduced the amount of human rights recommendations it will implement as part of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review, saying they were overly repetitive