By Tamara Nair SYNOPSIS Climate change processes are acknowledged as critical components of regional and international security, and ASEAN should mobilise all segments of its population and existing plans of action to tackle this challenge. The role of women in ASEAN’s peace and security including climate change should be acknowledged and strengthened systematically. The ASEAN […]
ASEAN’S VIEW on human rights is changing ─ as seen in the last ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting hosted virtually by Vietnam from 9-12 September 2020. This could be detected in the paragraphs of the joint communique discussing the crisis in Rakhine state in Myanmar.
Human rights as an issue has drawn ASEAN attention especially since 2017 when 700,000 Muslim Rohingya fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh after a brutal Myanmar military crackdown against the Rohingya allegedly following attacks by Rohingya insurgents. It represents the clearest case of a violation of human rights by an ASEAN country today.
1 March 2021 The Human Rights Resource Centre, with the generous support of Universitas Indonesia, published its latest publication, “Human Rights in ASEAN: Indonesian and International Perspectives.” The book, composed as a manifestation of the Centre and Universitas Indonesia’s commitment to increase the academic discourse on ASEAN and Human Rights, was published by World Scientific, […]
REMARKS BY AMBASSADOR ONG KENG YONG, FORMER SECRETARY-GENERAL OF ASEAN, CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF HUMAN RIGHTS RESOURCE CENTRE (HRRC), AND PRESENTLY IN THE S. RAJARATNAM SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (RSIS), NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE, AT THE ASEAN RESPONSIBLE & INCLUSIVE BUSINESS FORUM, ON THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 2020, SINGAPORE. . Good morning, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State […]
Jakarta, 26-27 October 2019. The Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) hosted the Summer Institute 2019: “The State of Rules-based Development” on 26-27 October 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The key objective of this Workshop is to increase awareness of the rules-based development in the building of the ASEAN Community, and how far ASEAN has transformed itself […]
The Summer Institute will be held over 1.5 days from 26-27 October in Jakarta. The first day will be focused on providing training to the participants, including discussions on strengthening the rule of law and what needs to be done at the national level to help ASEAN economic integration and improve good governance in building […]
Manila, 15-17 October 2018. The Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) held its fifth international conference on human rights and peace and conflict last week, with the theme “Making it Matter: Empowering Societies for Human Rights and Dignity in Southeast Asia”. Co-organized also by Human Rights Center of Ateneo de Manila University, the Department […]
Chiang Rai, 13 – 15 October 2018 On 13-15 October 2018 AICHR held CSO Symposium 2018. The forum, aimed at furthering communication and coordination between the Commission and its counterpart ASEAN bodies and other relevant organizations, was attended by the AICHR Representatives as well as delegates from 20 civil society organizations with consultative relationship with […]