Human Rights Library

  • Human Rights and Business - Country Guide Myanmar

    Report | Myanmar | April 2015 | Author: Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)

    This Human Rights and Business Country Guide contains information regarding the potential and actual human rights impacts of businesses operating in Myanmar. The information in this Guide is gathered from publicly available sources and is intended to help companies respect human rights and contribute to development in their own operations and those of their suppliers and business partners.

  • A Measure of Last Resort? The Current Status of Juvenile Justice in ASEAN Member States

    Report | Author: The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

    By conducting this study, RWI aimed to shed light on the current situation on juvenile justice throughout ASEAN in hopes of contributing to bringing domestic norms and implementation in the region into compliance with international human rights standards. Increased regional cooperation and coordination on key cross-cutting issues can increase the potential to address urgent needs to reducethe number of children in conflict with the law and decrease the number of children deprived of liberty.

  • UPR 21st session: Statement by Sweden in the interactive dialogue on Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Press Release / Statement | Swiss | 20 January 2015 | Author: Permanent Mission

    There are at least nine reported cases of forced disappearances in Laos. The disappearance of the civil society activist Mr Sombath Somphone is one of the most internationally renowned cases. Mr Sombath was last seen at a police checkpoint on 15 December 2012 and his whereabouts are still unknown. The government issued a statement that the disappearance of Mr Sombath would be thoroughly investigated. No results of the investigation have been publicly disclosed.

    Sweden recommends that Laos intensify the investigation into the disappearance of Mr. Sombath and accepts external assistance in the investigation and make the results publicly known, and that Laos investigates in a transparent and credible manner all cases of enforced disappearances.

News Updates

17.04.2015
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With severe inequality, geopolitical rivalry and rampant interstate conflicts plaguing the world, the Indonesian government is intent on reviving the spirit of the historic Asian-African Conference (KAA) as a means to push for stability and peace.

17.04.2015
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Posted On 16 Apr 2015 | By : Eriz Ageng Wicaksono

15.04.2015
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Cambodian lawmakers on Thursday voted by an overwhelming margin to approve a new electoral commission that promises to ensure fairness in the next national vote in 2018.

15.04.2015
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While the United Nations takes stock of how far women have come in getting women’s rights acknowledged as human rights, Indonesia wants to stop sending women out of the country as foreign domestic workers (FDWs).This will throw a wrench in their financial empowerment.

15.04.2015
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The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) regional office recorded 84 cases of human rights violation from January 2014 up to March this year, most of them allegedly perpetrated by the police and the military.

15.04.2015
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Global human rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) plans to release a report on Putrajaya's clampdown on freedom of expression just before world leaders gather in Kuala Lumpur for the 27th Asean summit in November.

15.04.2015
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What's the likelihood of Myanmar's army disciplining itself to fulfil its obligations under international law?

15.04.2015
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The Indonesian government, which has shut down Pusaka Benjina Resources, is investigating the company’s operations based out of Benjina and attempting to determine if the fleet of boats registered in Indonesia was actually Thai-owned.