Human Rights Library

  • Strengthening and Harmonizing Labour Standards in ASEAN: A Framework for Union Advocacy

    Report | Philippines | 10 February 2017 | Author: ASEAN Trade Union Council [ASETUC]

    This study, Strengthening and Harmonizing Labour Standards in ASEAN: A Framework for  Union  Advocacy, covers  international  labour  standards  on  wages;  working  time; social  protection,  including  occupational  safety  and  health,  social  security  and  maternity  protection; equality of opportunity and treatment and non-discrimination at work; freedom of association and right to organize, collective bargaining, social dialogue and tripartism; and labour inspection.

  • Briefing Paper: Another Piece of the Democratic – Puzzle Reform of the Administrative Structure of Myanmar Essential

    Report | Myanmar | 20th January 2017 | Author: Progressive Voice Burma

    A huge challenge for the NLD-led Government, however, is the process of dismantling the enormous influence of the Myanmar Army over the country’s governance structure and institutions including the day-to-day administration of the country that runs right down to village level through the ubiquitous, General Administration Department (GAD). As such, this briefing paper provides an overview of the GAD, along with an analysis into why wresting control of the administrative body from the Myanmar Army is essential for the future of the country.

  • Human Rights in Southeast Asia Vol. 2 [SHAPE - SEA]

    Fact Sheet/ Booklet/ Other Documents | Thailand | 2016 | Author: SEAHRN

    This textbook is aimed for undergraduate students who are studying a general education level course on human rights, or students who do human rights as a part of their degree in courses such as sociology, law, politics, ASEAN studies or development studies. The textbook does not require specialist knowledge of any discipline. It gives the fundamental theories, concepts, and main arguments around human rights, and addresses the relevance of human rights to Southeast Asia.

News Updates

27.02.2017
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THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia, a number of lawmakers from the region said on Wednesday.

27.02.2017
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signaled his intention to push harder for the adoption of a binding regional treaty to protect the human rights of migrant workers during his chairmanship of ASEAN (Association of South east Asian Nations) this year.

27.02.2017
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On 27 October 2014, activist Han Hui Hui along with blogger Roy Ngerng Yi Ling, Janet Low Wai Choo, Chua Siew Leng, Goh Aik Huat and Ivan Koh Yew Beng were charged for public nuisance. Han Hui Hui and Roy Ngerng were then additionally charged with allegedly organizing a demonstration without approval.

27.02.2017
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At a Press Conference in Hanoi on Thursday, Mr. Panzeri said that repression of free speech, lack of transparency in the legal system and restrictions on human rights were serious obstacles to ratification of the FTA.

27.02.2017
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"It's an attempt to intimidate his critics — to bring about a chilling effect," she says. She wears a yellow T-shirt, jeans, and sandals; her expression is uncharacteristically stony. She is one of 26 individuals being held at Camp Crame's custodial center — some of whom she investigated during her tenure as Secretary of Justice, an irony she appreciates — and the only woman. She is ineligible for bail

27.02.2017
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Amnesty International said that unidentified people who infiltrated the protest march started to throw ‎stones at the police who responded with tear gas and flash grenades. While running away, the group ‎was again attacked, this time by police, with fists, rods and electric batons.  ‎

27.02.2017
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COMMUNITY groups in Thailand and Myanmar have urged protection of human rights and prevention of environmental impacts – after Thai entrepreneurs were reported to have carried out abusive and environmentally damaging acts in neighbouring countries.

20.02.2017
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Political analyst Kim Sok was charged, arrested and placed in pre-trial detention on Friday afternoon after showing up for questioning at Phnom Penh Municipal Court, according to court spokesman Ly Sophana.