Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights Held in Bangkok

Bangkok, 1-2 June 2017 – The Human Rights Resource Centre took part in the Regional Workshop on Business and Human Rights: Moving Ahead with National Action Plans, which gathered 200 key representatives from states, businesses, civil society, and trade unions at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to discuss how decision-makers from all sectors, […]

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Summer Institute 2016 Begins in Bali

Denpasar, 10 August 2016–Today, the annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Summer Institute) kicked off in Bali with welcoming remarks from Professor Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, HRRC Acting Executive Director, H.E. Ms. Lily Purba, Chairperson of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), H.E. […]

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Conference on Corporate Governance & Responsibility Emphasizes Private Sector’s Role Beyond Driving Economic Growth

22 July 2016—On 20 to 22 July 2016, the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN) and the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations, NUS Business School (CGIO) hosted a “Conference on Corporate Governance & Responsibility: Theory Meets Practice” in Singapore. In her welcoming remarks, Ms. Yanti Triwadiantini, Chair of ACN, commended the adoption of the ASEAN Guidelines for […]

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HRRC Presents Findings from Consultation with Southeast Asian Faith-Based Groups on Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security

Jakarta, 27 June 2016–The Human Rights Resource Centre hosted the “Dialogue Forum on Introduction to ASEAN Community 2025: Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security” on 27 June 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Centre presented the findings of a two-day civil society consultation held on 26-27 May 2016 in Bangkok with representatives from […]

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Asian Research Symposium Emphasises Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Model for Social Intervention

Depok, 25-26 April 2016—The Human Rights Resource Centre attended the first Asian Research Symposium, which was hosted by one of the Centre’s university partners, namely University of Indonesia. Held at the University of Indonesia’s campus in Depok, the symposium was attended by various researchers, academics, and scholars from universities and research centres all across Asia. […]

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At UN Regional Forum, participants stress that ASEAN integration should include an amalgamation not only of economies, but also of human rights norms and social responsibilities

Doha/Jakarta, 21 April 2016—Discussions about the human rights impact of business in ASEAN were key on the agenda at this year’s United Nations Asia Regional Forum on Business & Human Rights, held in Doha, Qatar this week (on 19-20 April 2016). The Regional Forum, held for the first time in Asia, is part of ongoing […]

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Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security

“Introduction to ASEAN Community 2025: Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security” is a project organized by the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) and the Baha’i International Community that aims to advance collective understanding and action on the potential contribution of spiritually inspired values and teachings to regional peace and security. Moving […]

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HRRC Opens Recruitment for Assistant to Research and Project Coordinator

Jakarta, 11 April 2016—The HRRC is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant to Research and Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will commence work on the 2nd of May 2016 and will be based at the office of the HRRC Secretariat at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta. The ideal applicant would possess the following characteristics: Has […]

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Oxfam Introduces ASEAN Civil Society Actors to “Getting it Right” Tool to Build their Capacity to Implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Jakarta, 21–22 March 2016—In order to gain insight and ideas on the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) in South East Asia as well as to build the capacity of civil society actors on the United Nation Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP), Oxfam South East Asia held a two-day workshop on “Community-Based […]

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HRRC Participates in ASEAN Responsible Business Forum

Kuala Lumpur, 29 October 2015—From the 27th to the 29th of October, the ASEAN Responsible Business Forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the theme “Promoting responsible business practice in the ASEAN Economic Community,” the regional platform brought together government officials, civil society and businesses. The multi-stakeholder forum discussed pressing issues and shared best […]

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