July 21, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On July 21, 2008, Myanmar signed on to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) charter, despite other ASEAN members' criticism of the country's human rights record and continued detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The charter was designed to create stronger economic and ...[read more]
January 10, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Aguirre of the Regents College London says that although the recently adopted ASEAN Human Rights Declaration is a significant step forward, much work remains to be done in order to protect human rights in the region...On November 18, 2012, the Association of South ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted its first ever Human Rights Declaration at their annual summit on Sunday. The agreement has been widely criticized by human rights groups who expressed concern that the agreement allows for violations and does not do enough to protect ...[read more]
November 17, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
UN independent human rights experts on Friday expressed concern over the draft of the first ever Human Rights Declaration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN will consider the declaration at its summit in Phnom Penh in Cambodia on Sunday, where it is expected that the ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a coalition of 164 human rights groups, released a statement on Monday criticizing the current draft of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). FIDH criticized the AHRD for stating that human rights ...[read more]
July 21, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On July 21, 2008, Myanmar signed on to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) charter, despite other ASEAN members' criticism of the country's human rights record and continued detention of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The charter was designed to create stronger economic and ...[read more]
April 4, 2012
by Max Slater
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday agreed to strengthen human rights protections during its annual summit. ASEAN Chairman Hun Sen, who is also Prime Minister of Cambodia, proclaimed several new initiatives by ASEAN to protect human rights in southeast Asia, a region ...[read more]
November 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Saturday that he hopes to visit Myanmar soon, after meeting with President Thien Sein. Ban also congratulated Sein on the country's strive toward democracy, as well as its naming as new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ...[read more]
December 19, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 19, 2007, the US Senate unanimously passed the Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2007, legislation that would impose new economic sanctions and travel restrictions on leaders from Myanmar. The bill was intended to push the Myanmar junta to restore democratic ...[read more]
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]

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