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Asian Human Rights Defender (Vol. 5 No. 3, December 2009)

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ahrd_5-3_cover.jpgLong and winding road for civil society engagement with ASEAN


List of Articles

Main theme
‚Äʬ† Dialogue¬†¬† interrupted,¬†¬† Wither¬†¬† a¬†¬† Peoples‚Äô¬†¬† ASEAN?
‚Äʬ† ‚ÄúASEAN can‚Äôt continue to ignore civil society‚ÄĚ
‚Äʬ† Govt‚Äô¬† interference¬† rendered¬† interface¬† with¬† civil¬† society meaningless
‚Äʬ† AICHR must end culture of impunity and move to protect human rights defenders
‚Äʬ† ‚ÄúBurma is not free because ASEAN is not free yet‚ÄĚ
‚Äʬ† Untangling¬† the¬† mess¬† at¬† the¬† 15th¬† ASEAN¬† Summit in
‚Äʬ† Faces of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
‚Äʬ† Civil Society message to AICHR: ‚ÄúCongratulations! Now it is time for action!‚ÄĚ
‚Äʬ† Will Vietnam¬† promote¬† a¬† more¬† people-centred ASEAN?

Regional highlight
‚Äʬ† Restrictions¬† on¬† freedom¬† of¬† opinion¬† and¬† expression creep into cyberspace
‚Äʬ† Freedom of expression true mark of a democratic nation

Country Highlight
‚Äʬ† Thailand – Freedom in cyber space hampered by security
‚Äʬ† Malaysia¬† –¬† Cyber¬† journalists¬† under¬† threat,¬† despite¬† no censorship guarantee
‚Äʬ† Singapore – A climate of self-censorship
‚Äʬ† South Korea – New govt‚Äô ruins freedom of cyber netizens
‚Äʬ† Afghanistan¬† –¬† Election¬† process¬† in¬† dire¬† need¬† of¬† reform
‚Äʬ† Pakistan¬† –¬† Militarisation¬† is¬† not¬† the¬† ‚Äúonly¬† solution‚Ä̬† to peace in Balochistan

‚Äʬ† Burmese¬† junta¬† urged¬† to¬† lift¬† all¬† restrictions¬† on¬† peaceful political activities
‚Äʬ† ‚ÄėTraditional¬† values‚Äô¬† draft¬† resolution¬† may¬† be¬† used¬† to
justify human rights abuses
‚Äʬ† Cambodia‚Äôs¬† first¬† review: A¬† lengthy¬† list¬† of¬† human¬† rights challenges

Special feature
‚Äʬ† FORUM-ASIA‚Äôs¬† General Assembly¬† concludes¬† with¬† new Executive Committee elected

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