I was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in March 2009, and by April this year I will have had the privilege of serving as the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia for the maximum term of six years. Over this time, I submitted five substantive reports to the Human Rights Council, each with a thorough analysis of the situation of human rights at each juncture, and taking a macro approach with particular focus on judicial, parliamentary, electoral and land reform.
The continuing abuses against Thai agricultural workers documented in this report are a disturbing signal of the state’s failure to enforce its own laws, which among other things provide for a minimum wage, specify maximum working hours, allow for lawful strike actions and unionization, and outline specific details on worker accommodation.
This publication provides a legal analysis of the AHRD, which is intended to assess the extent to which it is consistent with international law and ASEAN Member States’ existing international legal obligations. It assumes that ASEAN will eventually develop a regional human rights convention similar to the American, African and European Conventions, and that the AHRD will form the basis of such a Convention.
Asean nations should not turn a blind eye to simmering issues affecting East Malaysia, said Sabah State Reform Party (Sabah Star) chief Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.
Thai fugitives fleeing politically motivated lese majeste charges have the right to sanctuary abroad
A rights group has urged Cambodia’s international aid donors to call for the removal of the country’s paramilitary commander because of comments he made earlier this month in which he said he learned state security-force tactics from those used by former German dictator Adolf Hitler.
FMT Reporters | January 27, 2015
A British grandmother sentenced to death in Indonesia believes she has signed her own warrant after being convicted of drugs offences.
Indonesia's representative on ASEAN's human rights committee says he's now on the back foot in any talks on abolishing the death penalty.
A Thailand-based migrants’ rights NGO has urged the Burmese government to do more to intervene in a recent murder case in which a trio of Burmese laborers in Thailand were found shot to death by an unknown assailant.
The Laos government is moving backward on human rights, says Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division. HRW issued a submission to the United Nations ahead of Laos’ Periodic Review last week, urging it to emphasize the need for reform related to enforced disappearances, freedom of speech, association, and assembly, the treatment of detainees in drug detention centers, and labor rights.