Thailand’s Missing Activists

At least 82 political activists and others have disappeared in Thailand since 1980 including the respected human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapajit, according to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, who urged the government to take “decisive and sus... Read More...

TPP May Not Help Rights Activists in Vietnam

Although the government of Vietnam has agreed to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which the Obama administration in Washington has advocated as a vehicle to improve human rights in member countries, there ... Read More...
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Human Rights Groups Seek Justice for Thai Dissidents

On May 22, the one-year anniversary of the coup that brought Army general Prayuth Chan-ocha to power in Thailand, handfuls of university students in Bangkok and the northern city of Khon Kaen held peaceful demonstrations advocating community rights and democ... Read More...
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Opinion: The ASEAN Way and Human Rights

ASEAN’s evolving human rights regime is shaped by three competing discourses. These are the human rights policies of national governments, advocacy positions promoted by both global and local civil society and ... Read More...