Human Rights Library

  • [ACSC/APF 2016 CSO Statement] Expanding Peoples' Solidarity For a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community

    Press Release / Statement | Timor Leste | July 2016 | Author: ACSC/APF 2016

    Our specific demand for 2016:

    • Accord, without delay, full ASEAN membership to Timor Leste, without in any way undermining its development and realization of the human rights of its peoples;
    • Review and commit to implement the recommendations of the ACSC/APF 2015 and of those of the preceding years;
    • Engage all stakeholders through multifaceted dialogue, capacity building, feedback and timely and effective participation in determining and shaping the future of the region and in realising its peoples’ aspirations. This includes repealing all laws, policies and practices that limit peoples’ meaningful participation in public life and freedom of information and expression.
  • The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Annual Report 2016

    Report | ASEAN | 1 August 2016 | Author: AICHR

    This Annual Report covers the period between July 2015 and June 2016.

  • Hostile Takeover - The corporate empire of Cambodia's ruling family

    Report | Cambodia | July 2016 | Author: Global Witness

    Hun Sen’s family have been key to the longevity of his political career. They hold key posts across the state apparatus - in politics, the military, police, media, and charities - sectors that prop up the premier’s ruling party through propaganda, political donations or brute force.

    Our new exposé, Hostile Takeover, reveals the economic dimensions of this regime, shedding light on a huge network of secret deal-making and nepotism that emanates from the Hun family and underpins the Cambodian economy.

News Updates

29.08.2016
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The relatives of former political prisoners who died in custody want recognition for their suffering but the government does not appear to be listening.

29.08.2016
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Despite being the titular head of the regional bloc in 2016, Laos leads the region in few respects. Its economic output, in both overall and per capita terms, remains among the lowest in Asean, and its presence on the world stage is minimal.

29.08.2016
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How did Southeast Asian identities originate? The  legacy of the 19th century continues to shape us more than we think, writes Dr Farish A Noor, host of the new series Inventing Southeast Asia.

25.08.2016
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To survive, Asean needs to stay united and collectively develop its diplomatic stewardship to navigate through the waves of uncertainties and turbulences.

25.08.2016
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eparatist insurgents in Thailand’s southern border provinces have committed an apparent series of bombings against civilians that may amount to crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch said today.

25.08.2016
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A brief look at some of the issues that could be discussed on the Philippine president’s first foreign trip.

25.08.2016
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The “Annan Commission” should seek to end and remedy ongoing rights violations

24.08.2016
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A court in south-central Vietnam's coastal Khanh Hoa province convicted two online activists of conducting propaganda against the state on Tuesday, handing one a three-year term and sentencing the other to two years in a closed trial, sources said.