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18 Jan 2016

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International Service for Human Rights

NGOs release report on plight of human rights defenders promoting corporate accountability in East Asia

"‘Unruly’ ‘rebels’? The situation of defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia", 18 Jan 2016

Human rights defenders working to promote corporate respect for human rights or accountability for business-related human rights violations face significant challenges across the East Asia region, regardless of the country or sector in which they work. In a joint report…the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR)…highlight country-specific concerns and to provide recommendations to improve the situation for defenders. The report assesses the legal and operational environment for non-governmental organisations and human rights defenders in ten countries in the East Asia region, seven of which are member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)…‘While victims and human rights defenders seek domestic remedies, they encounter immense challenges in their litigation due to the strong influence of corporations on public institutions,’ said Evelyn Balais-Serrano, Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA. ‘…Thus, it is crucial to have independent grievance and redress mechanisms.’…

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‘Unruly’ ‘rebels’? The situation of defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia - See more at: http://www.ishr.ch/news/unruly-rebels-situation-defenders-working-corporate-accountability-east-asia#sthash.QCKbso75.dpuf