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Briefing: "Development for all, or a privileged few? Business & human rights in Southeast Asia"
Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 21 April 2015
16 April, 2015
The ten ASEAN member states have set a target to integrate their economies by the end of 2015 into an “ASEAN Economic Community”, turning the region of 630 million people into a highly competitive single market. This could provide significant opportunities for decent work and improved livelihoods. As this briefing demonstrates, however, currently workers and local communities are losing out, as rapid integration coincides with intimidation of human rights defenders, forced evictions, and workers’ rights abuses...