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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The Habibie Center Marks its 17th Anniversary with Discussions on Regional Issues

Jakarta, 7 November 2016—The Habibie Center celebrated its 17th anniversary on 7 November 2016. The Habibie Center was established in 1999 as an initiative to promote democratic life and human rights in Indonesia. For the celebration, The Habibie Center held a series of events and discussions. The event begun with a discussion on “ASEAN and […]

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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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CSOs Highlight Opportunities for More Active Engagement Within ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms

Forum Asia Consultation

Jakarta, 27 September 2016—FORUM-ASIA and the Solidarity for ASEAN Peoples’ Advocacies, for the ninth time, organized a regional consultation on ASEAN and human rights. Focusing on the theme “Strengthening Human Rights Protection through CSOs Participation in the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms,” the consultation was attended by representatives from AICHR, ACWC and ASEAN parliamentarians as well […]

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Freedom of Religion Symposium Emphasizes Dialogue, Education and Fairness

Manila, 17 September 2016—The Office of General Counsel and Public Affairs Department of the Philippines Area of the Church of Latter-day Saints hosted a symposium on freedom of religion on Saturday. During his welcome remarks, Mr. Vic Taylor, Legal Counsel of the Church of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines, emphasized the contributions of religion to […]

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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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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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