August 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in Bangkok, Thailand by the governments Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration. Since that time, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos and Myanmar have also ...[read more]
December 27, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Several human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch (HRW), on Sunday expressed concern over the potential for violence as the Thai government begins the forced deportation of 4,000 ethnic Hmong to Laos from a refugee camp inside Thailand. The Hmong fear that they will face persecution in ...[read more]
August 8, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in Bangkok, Thailand by the governments Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration. Since that time, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos, and Burma (Myanmar) ...[read more]
May 5, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has released its annual report on worldwide religious freedoms, elevating Iraq and Nigeria to its list of countries of particular concern (CPC) and adding six new countries to its watch list. The other CPC are Burm... ...[read more]
October 28, 2008
by David Weber
Human Rights Watch (HRW)on Tuesday called on Laos to release leaders of the ethnic minority Hmong who were forcibly repatriated from Thailand and imprisoned in Laos for their roles in a June protest demonstration Thai refugee camp, denouncing the move for confirmthe fear many Hmong asylum seek... ...[read more]
November 20, 2007
by Michael Sung
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed Tuesday to a new charter that will unite members into an economic bloc similar to the European Union, but faced criticism for the charter's weak stance on human rights. Article 14 of the charter establishes a body to monitor hu... ...[read more]
July 30, 2007
by Michael Sung
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reached an agreement in principle Monday to establish a human rights body as part of the proposed ASEAN Charter, according to an announcement by Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo. Yeo, who is heading the 40th ASEAN Ministerial ...[read more]
June 5, 2007
by Michael Sung
Nine suspects were arrested and charged Monday in the US Eastern District of California for allegedly plotting the violent overthrow of the Laotian government. The suspects, including General Vang Pao, a former general in the Royal Lao Army, and Harrison Jack, a graduate of the US Military Academy ...[read more]
October 20, 2006
by Andrew Wood
Thomas Nash: The increasing evidence of humanitarian harm from cluster munitions used during the recent conflict between Israel and Hezbollah is the latest example of a consistent pattern of civilian suffering documented over the last 40 years. Whether it has been the goverment of Sudan again... ...[read more]
June 6, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Progress in eliminating human trafficking which victimizes some 800,000 worldwide is slow, and countries such as Belize, Burma, Iran, Laos, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe have failed to effectively combat it, the US Department of State said Monday in ...[read more]

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