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International Faculty Club Gathers Momentum

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Asia Centre’s International Faculty Club gained momentum as people gathered for the second installment dedicated to interdisciplinary discourse and networking. Held on 1 Sep...   Read More

Business and Human Rights in Japan-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century

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After the Second World War, Japan’s search for a guiding framework for renewed relations with Southeast Asia led to the adoption, 32 years after...   Read More

UN human rights review is largely toothless – but it’s giving a boost to Asian civil society groups

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A United Nations initiative reviewing human rights records of countries around the world is indirectly strengthening civil society organisations in Southeast Asia by allowing...   Read More

Region’s human rights watchdogs lack bite

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Are Southeast Asia’s national human rights institutions protecting anyone? A new report by Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Robin Ramcharan gives a bleak assessment (15 February 2016, New Mandala)

The ASEAN Way and Human Rights

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The ASEAN way affects the protection aspect of human rights in Southeast Asia, Dr James Gomez and Dr Robin Ramcharan, explain how. (19 February 2015, New Mandala)

Democratic values and human rights in ASEAN

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Written by Dr James Gomez and Dr Robin Ramcharan, this article first appeared on 9 February 2015 in the Asian Sentinel.

ASEAN needs formal civil society engagement mechanism on human rights

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Written by Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Robin Ramcharan, this article first appeared on 19 November 2012 in The Malaysian Insider.

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