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Asian Human Rights Defender (Vol. 3 No. 1, May 2007)

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{mosimage} Defending the Defenders

List of Articles

Main Feature

  • For the full implementation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
  • International community needs to support human rights defenders
  • Need for special attention and protection mechanism¬†
  • 1st Southeast Asia Human Rights Defenders‚Äô Forum: Promoting people-centred regional cooperation
  • United Nations Human Rights Council: At the cross roads: ‚ÄúOld wine in a new bottle?‚ÄĚ
  • Sri Lanka:¬† Will the UN Human Rights Council act?
  • Strengthening special procedures: a challenge for NGOs ¬†
  • National human rights institutions: The need for better co-operation and monitoring
  • ASEAN:¬† 2nd¬† ASEAN¬† civil¬† society¬† conference: ‚ÄúASEAN¬† for¬† the people‚ÄĚ
  • SAARC: 14th Summit: Is there a human rights perspective?

Country Focus

  • Bangladesh: Restore democracy and the rule of law. Bring on
  • the elections!!
  • Nepal: Human rights: the only way towards peace
  • Sri¬† Lanka:¬† Activists¬† vilifi ed¬† for¬† their¬† engagement¬† with¬† the UN
  • Malaysia: Impunity despite evidence of police abuse
  • Laos: Persecution of religious minorities continue amidst government denial
  • Thailand:¬† Manifesting¬† anger:¬† protest¬† against¬† the¬† Thai¬† junta
  • Indonesia:¬† Undermining¬† truth¬† and¬† mocking¬† friendship
  • Aceh:¬† Waves of transition: prisons to power
  • Timor¬†¬† Leste:¬†¬† Are¬†¬† human¬†¬† rights¬†¬† a¬†¬† priority¬†¬† for¬†¬† the¬†¬† new president?¬†
  • Burma:¬† Civil¬† society¬† groups¬† appeal¬† to¬† UN¬† to¬† protect¬† human rights defenders
  • The Philippines: Human rights group engages special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings


Thematic Focus

  • Rohingya refuges face deplorable human rights violations¬†
  • World¬†¬† Social¬†¬† Forum:¬†¬† People‚Äôs¬†¬† struggles,¬†¬† people‚Äôs¬†¬† alternatives
  • Indigenous peoples‚Äô rights are human rights¬†

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