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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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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Asian Research Symposium Emphasises Comprehensive Multi-Disciplinary Model for Social Intervention

Depok, 25-26 April 2016—The Human Rights Resource Centre attended the first Asian Research Symposium, which was hosted by one of the Centre’s university partners, namely University of Indonesia. Held at the University of Indonesia’s campus in Depok, the symposium was attended by various researchers, academics, and scholars from universities and research centres all across Asia. […]

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Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security

“Introduction to ASEAN Community 2025: Engaging a Wider Stakeholdership in Enhancing Regional Peace and Security” is a project organized by the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) and the Baha’i International Community that aims to advance collective understanding and action on the potential contribution of spiritually inspired values and teachings to regional peace and security. Moving […]

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Keeping the Faith Roadshow in Phnom Penh: The Urgency of Respecting Freedom of Religion and Belief to Ensure Peace in ASEAN

Phnom Penh, 5 February 2016—The Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC), with the support of Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), held a dissemination workshop for “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion in ASEAN.” The event, held at PUC Campus, was attended by around […]

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Amidst South China Sea Territorial Disputes, Philippine President Emphasises Cooperation Between US and the Philippines

Manila, 17 January 2016—From the 15th to the 17th of January, the East West Center (EWC) and East-West Center Association (EWCA) held an international conference in Manila on the theme “Bridging Diverse Cultures towards an Inclusive Asia Pacific Community.” The conference provided an opportunity for EWC alumni to update their knowledge of the region as […]

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Understanding the Dynamics of Freedom of Religion in Cambodia and ASEAN

In January 2015, the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) published “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN.” The 10-country report seeks to capture the legal landscape pertaining to freedom of religion or belief in the region. The Law Faculty of Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia will host an event […]

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC): The Need for Prudent Use of Social Media and Concerted Government Measures

Jakarta, 15 December 2015—Children as victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) is growing as the demand for child sex escalates. UNICEF and UNFPA estimate that 2 million children are exploited in prostitution and pornography every year. Many children rescued from red light districts were reportedly infected with HIV/AIDS and therefore could not reintegrate […]

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