Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in ASEAN

On January 2015, the Human Rights Resource Centre published “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in ASEAN.” The Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand country reports have been translated to Khmer, Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese, and Thai, respectively. The original report and the translations can be downloaded below. Keeping the Faith: […]

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Is a Regional Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Needed?

Jakarta, 1 September 2015—At the beginning of September 2015, the HRRC attended a half-day event on “Business and Human Rights Guidelines for ASEAN Community Post-2015.” Conducted by the Indonesian Representative to the AICHR in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy, this event is the third part of a debate series aimed to provide a platform for […]

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Summer Institute on Preventing Trafficking and Slavery Concludes in Bali

Denpasar, 13 August 2015—The third day of the Summer Institute on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights began with a panel titled “The ASEAN as Anti-Trafficking Actor: Supporting the AICHR and ACWC in fulfilling the Trafficking Convention and the ASEAN Action Plan.” His Excellency Rafendi Djamin, the AICHR Indonesian Representative and Her Excellency Datin Paduka […]

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Summer Institute on Preventing Trafficking and Slavery Emphasises Need for Real Partnership in ASEAN

Denpasar, 12 August 2015. On the second day of the 8th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, open and insightful dialogues continued to engage the attending representatives of ASEAN bodies and speakers from civil society, international organizations, and business actors on preventing slavery and trafficking in persons in the region. The […]

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Summer Institute 2015 Begins with Overview of Trafficking in ASEAN and Industry Insights

Denpasar, 11 August 2015—The opening day of the 8th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights saw fruitful and substantive discussions between the attending representatives of ASEAN bodies and speakers from civil society, international organization, and business actors on preventing slavery and trafficking in persons in the region. The institute began with […]

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The Human Rights Resource Centre to Host Summer Institute on Slavery and Trafficking in Persons

Denpasar, 11 August 2015 — The Human Rights Resource Centre, together with the WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice, the East West Center and Udayana University, with the generous support of the U.S. Government and the British Embassy in Jakarta, kicked off the 8th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and […]

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Professor Harkristuti Harkrisnowo Speaks at International Rule of Law Seminar

Kuala Lumpur, 30 July 2015—Prof. Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, HRRC Acting Executive Director, was invited to the “PGA Parliamentary South-East Asia Sub-Regional Seminar on the International Rule of Law and the Protection of Civilians” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-30 July 2015. The event was hosted by Hon. YB Datuk Ronald Kiandee, the Deputy Speaker of the […]

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HRRC Participates in IWRAW Roundtable Discussion on Business and Women’s Human Rights

Manila, 8 July 2015—The HRRC took part in the “IWRAW Asia Pacific Roundtable Discussion on Business and Women’s Human Rights,” which was held from 6-8 July 2015 in Manila, Philippines. The International Women’s Rights Action Watch (IWRAW) Asia Pacific convened the meeting to discuss the expanding role of business actors in shaping the discourse and […]

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HRRC’s Freedom of Religion Roadshow Concludes in Manila

Manila, 29 June 2015—The Human Rights Resource Centre, together with the Institute of Human Rights of the University of the Philippines Law Center, held a forum discussing the findings of the HRRC’s latest study, “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in the ASEAN.” The discussions focused on the application […]

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Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in Asia Highlights Hazards in Criminalization and the Need for Movement to Change Paradigm

Jakarta, 5 June 2015—HRRC participated in the Regional Consultation on Expression, Opinion and Religious Freedom in Asia held on 3-5 June 2015, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The consultation was organised by Bytes for All Pakistan, in collaboration with FORUM-ASIA, Global Partners Digital, the Association for Progressive Communication, the Internet Democracy Project, ICT Watch and KontraS. The […]

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