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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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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Consultation in Manila Aims to Forge Common Vision and Strategy Towards Implementing UNGP on Business and Human Rights in ASEAN

Manila, 12 February 2016—Around 50 representatives from CSOs working in the ASEAN region gathered in Manila to discuss “Civil Society Role Towards Implementation of UNGPs on Business and Human Rights.” During her keynote address, Professor Dato’ Dr. Aishah Bidin, Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), shared Malaysia’s ongoing process to develop a […]

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A Call to Apply the Principle of Extraterritorial Obligations of States to International Investment Agreements to Protect Victims of Human Rights Violations

Jakarta, 22 January 2016—Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) together with Madhyam, the ETO Consortium and the EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign Network, organized a two-day regional workshop in Jakarta with the theme “Rethinking International Investment Agreements.” The workshop brought together regional and international activists and experts to discuss international investment agreements that provide extensive protection to foreign […]

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How can States ensure that investments respect human rights?

Jakarta, 11 November 2015—Discussions held on the 10th and 11th of November during a workshop and dialogue hosted by the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics, the HRRC, the National Commission of Human Rights of Indonesia (Komnas HAM), and the Institute for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) […]

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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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RAFI Project Team Holds Regional Consultations on UNGP Reporting Framework

Jakarta, 30 September 2015—The Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative (RAFI), an on-going collaboration of Shift, Mazars, and the HRRC, continued its multi-stakeholders consultation series with a meeting with CSOs on 28 September, and an expert consultation meeting on the 29th of September. The UN Guiding Principles Reporting Framework, officially launched in February 2015, provides the […]

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