Symposium on “Risks and Opportunities: The Rights of the Youth in the AEC”

Phnom Penh, 9 December 2016 – The University of Cambodia and the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) successfully hosted a symposium on the theme “Risks and Opportunities: The Rights of the Youth in the AEC” at the University of Cambodia Main Campus. The event aimed to disseminate knowledge on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]

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Roundtable Discussion on Relations Between Russia and ASEAN Explores Possible Avenues for Strengthening Ties

Quezon City, 25 November 2016 — The New Era University-ASEAN Studies Center hosted a roundtable discussion on “Russia’s Bilateral and Multilateral Relationship with the Philippines and ASEAN” on 25 November.  Featured as resource speaker was Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, Deputy Dean, School of Political Affairs and Senior Expert, ASEAN Center, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Ministry […]

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University of the Philippines College of Law Highlights Precarious Employment in Contemporary Economy

Quezon City, 8 November 2016 — Professor Leo D. Battad, Officer in Charge of the Institute of Human Rights at the University of the Philippines Law Center, delivered the Class of 1957 Professional Chair Lecture in Government. Entitled “Precarious Employment in a Globalized World: The Case of Non-Regular Employment in the Philippines,” the lecture traced […]

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AICHR Conducts Seminar on Promoting CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN

Singapore, 4 November 2016—On 3-4 November 2016, the AICHR successfully held a seminar on Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Rights in ASEAN in Singapore. The seminar was a follow-up to AICHR’s Baseline Study on the aforementioned topic. It was co-organised by AICHR-Singapore and the ASEAN CSR Network (ACN),  while the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue […]

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Organisers of Summer Institute 2016 Issue Meeting Report

Jakarta, 14 September 2016—Organisers of the 2016 Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights have issued a Meeting Report highlighting key discussion points from the proceedings, including views from participants on the “way forward” in regards advancing human rights in the ASEAN Economic Community. The Summer Institute was held around the theme “Examining the Rights Impact of […]

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Forum on The Hague’s South China Sea Ruling: Legal and Political Implications

Jakarta, 6 September 2016—The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO), in collaboration with The Habibie Center, hosted an open forum on “The Hague’s South China Sea Ruling: Legal and Political Implications,” in Kemang, South Jakarta. The forum brought together Professor Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law and Faculty Director of International Program, Hofstra […]

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Human Rights Symposium for Youth: “Human Rights in the ASEAN Community Era”

The Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia, in collaboration with the HRRC, will be hosting the Human Rights Symposium for Youth: “Human Rights in the ASEAN Community Era” on 28-30 November 2016 at the University of Indonesia, Depok Campus. The conference will aim to spark discussions among students and academics on the impact of ASEAN Community on human rights, particularly […]

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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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Conference on Corporate Governance to Emphasize Importance of Responsible Business Practices in Changing Global and ASEAN Landscape

Jakarta, 16 June 2015—In November 2015, the leaders of ASEAN signed “ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together,” charting the region’s direction in the next decade. The document succeeds the “Roadmap for an ASEAN Community (2009-2015)” and consists of the (i) Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together, (ii) ASEAN Community Vision 2025, (iii) ASEAN […]

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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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