Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia

 

 

ASEAN Initiatives on Business and Human Rights (2016-present)

  • 2018: ASEAN CSOs released a statement urging AICHR to develop a code of conduct for constructive dialogues on regional action plans on business and human rights

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BHR Events in Southeast Asia

  • June 9-11, 2020, Asia-Pacific United Nations Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights: New Challenges, New Approaches.

 

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31 May 2020

Singapore: Exorbitant recruitment fees, low wages & poor access to health care worry migrant workers; better govt. oversight urged

Author: Ken Kwek, South China Morning Post

"Singapore NGOs call for rethink of migrant workers' salaries, health care and recruitment fees", 31 May 2020...

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23 May 2020

COVID-19 leaves thousands of garment workers in Asia jobless; retailers agree to pay instead of cancelling orders

Author: Reuters, South China Morning Post

"Coronavirus cuts a swathe through Asia's garment industry, leaving thousands out of work", 19 May 2020...

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23 May 2020

Laos press for another dam on the Mekong; villagers notice dwindling fish catch as dams become operational

Author: Asia Times

"Laos to press ahead with 'destructive' Mekong dam", 12 May 2020...

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23 May 2020

Vietnam: Workers allege that firm that makes shoes for Nike & Adidas used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them; companies respond

One hundred fifty Chinese workers allege that they have become expendable and that the manufacturing firm, Pou Chen, used the pandemic as an excuse to fire them. Pou Chen said it was forced to terminate the workers' contracts due to the decline in...

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17 May 2020

Commentary: Covid-19-related border closures do not not stop trafficking; exploitation of vulnerable workers increases

Author: Erin Anderson, DevPolicy

"Closing borders will not stop human trafficking in ASEAN," 12 May 2020...

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17 May 2020

Indonesia: Mining law lacks provisions on rehabilitation but lifts cap on size of mining operations

Author: Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay

"With new law, Indonesia gives miners more power and fewer obligations," 13 May 2020...

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17 May 2020

Southeast Asia: Tesco finds abuses against migrant workers at its stores & distribution centres in Malaysia & Thailand in its modern slavery report

Author: Reuters, South China Morning Post

"Tesco workers in Malaysia and Thailand abused, UK grocer says in modern slavery report", 16 May 2020...

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11 May 2020

Indonesia: Government condemns alleged abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese vessels after release of footage showing disposal of body bag

Author: ABC News

“Indonesia condemns abuse of fishermen aboard Chinese boats after release of corpse video”, 11 May 2020...

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10 May 2020

Myanmar: COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 jobless; workers in 105 factories remain unpaid

Author: Myat Thura, Myanmar Times

"COVID-19 leaves over 60,000 workers jobless in Myanmar", 28 April 2020 Over 60,000 workers across the country have lost their jobs due to factory shutdowns caused by cancelled orders and the COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of raw material supplies. U ...

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10 May 2020

Opinion: Sand mining creates critical need for global governance in the sector to address labour & environmental impacts

Author: M. Marschke, J. Rosseau, L. Schoeberger, & Michael Hoffman, EcoBusiness

"Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fuelling a crisis," 08 May 2020...

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