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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Southeast Asian Faith-Based Groups Agree to Contribute to Enhancing Regional Peace and Security

Jakarta, 31 May 2016—As an interconnected community of nations, ASEAN aspires to build a united, peaceful, and prosperous region. Building on the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015, the Association in November 2015 issued blueprints to define, up to 2025, the characteristics, elements and the strategic measures required to achieve the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC), ASEAN Economic Community […]

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Introduction to ASEAN Community 2025: Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security

Jakarta, 24 May 2016—The Human Rights Resource Centre, with the support of ASEAN Foundation, the Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund, Bahá’í International Community, East West Center, WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, and Universitas Indonesia will convene a civil society consultation to engage spiritually inspired groups in achieving the goals set out in ASEAN […]

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Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in Southeast Asia: the Urgency of Respect, Fulfilment and Protection of FORB in an Integrated ASEAN Community

Bangkok, 4 October 2015—The HRRC participated in a Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FORB) in Southeast Asia held on 30 September to 1 October 2015 by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and Boat People SOS (BPSOS) in Bangkok. The conference was attended by the […]

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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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Keeping the Faith Roadshow in Thailand Focuses on Freedom of Religion in Buddhist Majority States

Bangkok, 11 May 2015—Together with its partner institution, the Faculty of Law of Chulalongkorn University, the Human Rights Resource Centre disseminated the main findings of the Myanmar and Thailand country reports of “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN” in Bangkok. Focusing on the theme “Understanding the dynamics […]

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“Keeping the Faith” Regional Roadshow

In January 2015, the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) published “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN.” This 10- country report captures the legal landscape pertaining to freedom of religion or belief in the region, in light of ASEAN governments’ commitment to eliminate all forms of intolerance, discrimination […]

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HRRC Attends AICHR’s “Workshop on Regional Mechanisms: Best Practices on Implementation of Human Rights”

Bangkok, 18 November 2014—The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the newest regional human rights mechanism and is also the first sub-regional human rights commission in the Asian region. Since it was established in 2009, the AICHR has played an important role in promoting human rights in the region. However, many challenges remain. […]

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HRRC Participates in “Regional Workshop for Judicial Training Institutions on Good Practices in Promoting Women Human Right’s Compliant Justice Delivery”

Bangkok, 16 October 2014—On 15 to 16 October 2014, the UN Women and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) convened a workshop aimed at promoting women human right’s compliant justice delivery. The workshop was attended by judges and officers of judicial training institutions in Indonesia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and Myanmar, […]

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RAFI Publishes 2013 Take Away Document and Next Steps for 2014

Jakarta, 16 April 2014 — Shift and Mazars, together with the HRRC, recapitulates in a ‘Take-Aways’ from RAFI Consultations in 2013 the key messages that the RAFI Project Team drew from the expert multi-stakeholder consultations it held in Jakarta, London and New York in October and November 2013, as well as the project workshops in […]

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