The briefing paper looks into how these national laws and measures are impacting the indigenous peoples in Bangladesh, India, Thailand and the Philippines.
Although all states in the ASEAN voted for the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007, most of them still refuse to respect and implement the indigenous peoples’ collective rights, especially to their lands, territories and resources and to self-determination. Several ASEAN states, underpinned by legal systems inherited from colonial times, have arrogated to themselves the right to allocate, regulate and determine ownership, use, control and development of land and resources.
The immediate objective of the report is to provide a comprehensive picture of the current situation of Human Rights Defenders (“HRDs”) in Burma, including the threats and risks that they face. The report also provides concrete, practical, research-based, solution-oriented policy recommendations for HRDs, the Burma authorities, and any other relevant actors, to enhance HRDs’ access to adequate and realistic protection programs, and to strengthen legislative and judicial protection mechanisms for HRDs in Burma.
In recent years, one of the bright spots on women’s rights globally has been growing awareness of how harmful child marriage is – and increasing efforts by countries around the world to end it. Sadly, not in Indonesia.
The military and police struck deals as recently as December to allow them to use hacking software to monitor mobile phones and computers, raising concerns of privacy violations.
Report claimed data provided by WikiLeaks revealed Thai army bought spyware system from Italian company around time of coup
Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin has emphasized that banning a religious service was a violation of the constitution, which all citizens must uphold and implement.
At least 153 Muslims were being protected by soldiers and police after being attacked early Tuesday by Christians in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, an official said.
They fled to a military post and police station after coming under attack as the local Muslim minority was about to perform morning prayers Tuesday, the Social Affairs Ministry said.
When Andal Ampatuan Sr. died of liver cancer in a Manila hospital on July 17, he deprived the Philippine justice system of his ever having to answer for his alleged role in the murder of 58 people -- most of them journalists -- in the 2009 “Maguindanao Massacre.”
Putrajaya’s three-month ban on two local publications reveals a growing clampdown on press freedom in Malaysia and a bid to encourage self-censorship, human rights groups said today.
A Myanmar court on Tuesday fined two editors of a weekly newspaper 1 million kyat ($809) each after finding them guilty of violating the country's media law by insulting the president.