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ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis, urge South China Sea calm

Mar 18, 2018 - 6:29 PM

While it noted a resolve to 'protect human rights,' it failed to condemn member state Myanmar's treatment of the Muslim-minority Rohingya

ASEAN LEADERS. The region's leaders pose in solidarity during the ASEAn Summit and Related Summits in Manila, Philippines in November 2017. Malacañang file photo

The deafening silence of ASEAN on human rights violations

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:46 AM

The non-interference principle that governs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations leads to inaction on human rights violations rampant among its member-countries

ASEAN civil society groups to highlight human rights issues in region

Nov 10, 2017 - 7:26 PM

'ASEAN is not a safe place for human rights activists and defenders, journalists, and people who have been progressive and modernizing ideas,' says the steering committee of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference to be held in Manila

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Rights group to Suu Kyi, ASEAN: Speak up for Rohingya

May 27, 2015 - 12:49 AM

Human Rights Watch calls on all politicians all people of conscience within Myanmar to say that the abuse of Rohingya refugees cannot be tolerated

epa04749173 Rohingya and Bangladeshis mother carries her baby inside the refugees camp at Kuala Langsa, Aceh, Indonesia, 15 May 2015. According to reports, more than 600 Rohingya and Bangladeshis landed at Kuala Langsa Port, Aceh, Indonesia. Despite the risks, the Rohingya continue to leave Myanmar in large numbers, fleeing anti-Muslim violence and discrimination in the predominantly Buddhist country. The UN's refugee body said that between January and March this year, almost 25,000 Rohingya and Bangladeshis boarded smugglers' boats; double the number from the same period last year. More than 8,000 migrants were adrift off the coasts of Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia, an IOM official said on 12 May 2015, posing a potential humanitarian crisis for the region's Indonesia, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka. EPA/JUN HA

Looking back: First anti-trafficking law in Southeast Asia

May 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM

On May 26 2003 the Philippines enacts the Anti Trafficking in Persons Act the first law of such kind in Southeast Asia What has happened since then?

Saving migrant lives at sea 'top priority' – UN chief

May 23, 2015 - 3:09 PM

But when people are drifting on the sea how we can search and rescue them and provide life saving humanitarian assistance that is a top priority at this time says UN chief Ban Ki moon

ASEAN summit ‘animates’ sick Aquino

Nov 18, 2012 - 7:13 PM

Palace officials say the importance of the ASEAN summit gets Aquino out of the sick bed

Southeast Asia leaders sign controversial rights pact

Nov 18, 2012 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday November 18 endorsed a human rights declaration which they called a breakthrough for the region but critics said it fell well below global standards

ASEAN leaders in Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Photo by AFP

Philippines leads ASEAN focus on human rights

Nov 18, 2012 - 12:49 PM

The Philippines is taking the lead in strengthening the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration amid concerns that it does not conform with universal human rights