AIPP [Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact] conducted an investigation into the status of trafficking of indigenous women in the Mekong region. The results served as a preliminary analysis of current government and non-government policies and the responses of the affected communities.
ASEAN 2025 promises that the human rights, fundamental freedoms, and dignity of its peoples, and social justice will be promoted and protected, among a long list of promises. It also promises "greater prosperity through increased economic opportunities, enhanced regional connectivity, ease of intra-ASEAN travel and doing business as well as a resilient regional economy". Unfortunately, for many indigenous peoples, even before this ASEAN Community, their human rights and fundamental freedoms have already been severely violated and they have been left behind and even sacrificed for what is called 'greater prosperity'. This publication strives to present the perception of indigenous peoples on the ASEAN Community, especially its integration aspects.
Given the apathetic and dismal response by ASEAN to the interventions and recommendations of the ASEAN civil society in the last 10 years of engagement, we are compelled to question the meaningfulness of the rhetoric on people-oriented and people-centred ASEAN. The impunity of recalcitrant ASEAN member states compound the escalation of violations and prevent the idea of regionalism as enshrined in the ASEAN Charter.
On the first anniversary of Anwar Ibrahim’s incarceration on politically motivated charges, the Malaysian government should unconditionally release the former deputy prime minister and political opposition leader, Human Rights Watch said today.
A young Vietnamese blogger was briefly detained by police upon returning home to Da Nang on Jan. 31 after he spent three years abroad studying, doing human rights work, and working as an intern for an Australian lawmaker.
A former Thai politician is facing up to five years in prison after being arrested for sharing a video mocking the leader of the military junta, police said today.
ABOUT 10,000 unregistered children in Tak province are still waiting to be recognised and registered according to human rights lawyer Surapong Kongchantuk, chairman of the Lawyers Council of Thailand’s human rights subcommittee on ethnic minorities.
Thailand's NHRC failed to substantially improve since the forewarning. Specifically, it was faulted for its selection process for commissioners, for its lack of quasi-judicial independence, and for its inability to monitor and investigate human rights violations in a timely, dignified manner.
Human rights are important because they keep the Government's power over its people in check. In order to fully commit to human rights on a national level, the Government must allow civil society to play an active role in promoting and protecting human rights in Singapore.
n Jan 27, Singapore participated in the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. Ambassador-at-Large Chan Heng Chee led a delegation that comprised civil service officers
The European Commission Monday published the text of the free trade agreement (FTA) between the EU and Vietnam, following the conclusion of the negotiating process in December 2015