RSIS-CNA Panel Discussion Programme: Will There be an ASEAN 5 Years From Now?

Jakarta, 24 August 2016—On 24 August 2016, the ASEAN Foundation hosted the fourth live recording of the RSIS-CNA “Think Tank” Panel Discussion Programme, with the pressing question “Will There be an ASEAN 5 Years From Now?” as the theme. The show will be broadcasted on 31 August 2016 at 8:00 pm. RSIS-CNA has been organizing […]

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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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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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Roundtable Discussion Considers Contemporary Issues of Racial Discrimination in Asia

15 June 2016, Manila—The Institute of Human Rights (IHR) at the University of the Philippines Law Center hosted a roundtable discussion on a paper entitled “Bridging the Racial Divide: Contemporary Issues of Racial Discrimination.” Authored by Mr. Ricardo A. Sunga III, Chairperson of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, […]

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HRRC Launches “Update on the Rule of Law for Human Rights in ASEAN: The Path to Integration”

Jakarta, 10 June 2016–Five years after the Human Rights Resource Centre’s inaugural “Rule of Law for Human Rights in the ASEAN Region: A Baseline Study,” the HRRC presented today its latest research study, “Update on the Rule of Law for Human Rights in ASEAN: The Path to Integration,” at a launch attended by distinguished guests […]

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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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HRRC Participates in Roundtable Discussion on Alternative Family Care Systems

Quezon City, Philippines, 25 May 2016—The Human Rights Resource Centre attended the Roundtable Discussion on Children’s Human Rights:  Comparative Study of Laws of Select Asian and the Pacific States on Alternative Family Care Systems, which was hosted by the Institute of Human Rights, University of the Philippines Law Center.  The event aimed to identify best […]

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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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