Manila, 26 September 2014—On 24-26 September 2014, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) held a workshop on fair trial standards and trial monitoring for Vietnamese lawyers. The event aimed to increase the capacity of the participants to implement fair trial standards in Vietnam and contribute to trial monitoring in the region. Aside from presentations on […]
Phnom Penh, 1 August 2014—The Human Rights Resource Centre participated in the “Summer School on International Criminal Law and Human Rights Law,” which was hosted by the Asian International Justice Initiative (AIJI) from 21 July to 1 August 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Attended by more or less 30 students from selected universities in Germany, […]
Phnom Penh, 23 July 2014—At a workshop entitled “Fair Trial Rights and ECCC Legacy,” the HRRC today presented the main findings of its latest research project, “Judicial Training in ASEAN: A Comparative Overview of Systems and Programs.” Faith Delos Reyes, HRRC Research and Project Coordinator, and Christoph Sperfeldt, Regional Program Coordinator at the Asian International […]
Jakarta, 17 April 2014 — From the 8th to the 10th of April, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) and Cambodia’s Royal Academy of Judicial Professions hosted the International Symposium on Judicial Integrity and Training in Phnom Penh. The two-day seminar was attended by representatives from judicial training institutions across ASEAN and is a continuation of a symposium on […]
Marzuki Darusman, member of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate human rights abuses in North Korea, met with Japanese minister Keiji Furuya on Wednesday morning, 9 April, to discuss North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens in the 1970s and 1980s.
The Commission of Inquiry (COI), tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council on 21 March 2013 to investigate human rights abuses in North Korea, revealed its findings at a press conference in Geneva on Monday, 17 February.
In its compelling 372-page report of detailed findings, the Commission found “reasonable grounds” to establish that crimes against humanity, meaning (1) intentional inhumane acts that (2) form part of a widespread or systematic attack, are committed with impunity in the DPRK and that these crimes are “based on decisions and policies approved at the highest level of the state.”
Jakarta, 15 February 2014 — What are the main historical origins of international criminal law as a discipline of international law? The Human Rights Resource Centre, having formed an important partnership with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy to help those in the region to understand the history of war crimes prosecution, is proud […]
Jakarta, 20 January 2014 — As ASEAN moves forward to become a community integrated in the economic, political-security, and socio-cultural spheres by 2015, the judiciaries of the ten member states will face new challenges that a single regional community will bring. Strengthening the capacities of ASEAN judiciaries will be a requirement for stable transitions throughout […]
United Nations human rights experts said that the execution on 12 December 2013 of Jang Song Thaek, a senior official in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), with disregard to due process and other international human rights standards, is just one of many executions reported in the country since August 2013.
Jakarta, 17 October 2013 — After hosting events on rule of law and ASEAN integration in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, HRRC brings the discussions to Jakarta, Indonesia. These activities collectively aim to highlight the significance of rule of law as ASEAN transitions into an integrated region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and […]