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9 November 2015

What is the future for Myanmar’s workers?

Author: David Browne, Equal Times

…FDI (foreign direct investment) and its impact on trade union and workers’ rights is a key issue for the future of the country, Maung Maung believes…Jamie Davis, Myanmar Program Director of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, tells Equal Times…“The real...

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18 October 2015

National Action Plans on business & human rights - key take-aways from consultations in Africa, Asia

Author: CALS-SMU Coalition on National Action Plans for Business and Human Rights (So. Africa & Singapore)

"Asia & Africa National Action Plans Update to the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights", Oct 2015...

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14 October 2015

Laos: Land seizures, dam impacts among “sensitive topics” believed to be feared by govt. as it refuses to host ASEAN forum

Author: Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

“Laos Refuses to Host Meeting of ASEAN Civil Society Groups”, 12 Oct 2015...

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6 October 2015

Oxfam brieing paper: “Harmless Harvest: How sustainable agriculture can help ASEAN countries adapt to a changing climate”

Author: Oxfam International

A better way of growing food is the best bet against climate change for Southeast Asia’s small-scale food producers. Sustainable agriculture – agriculture that can meet the needs of present and future generations, ensures the efficient production of s...

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17 September 2015

14th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights

Linked below are the background and final papers of the 14th ASEM Informal Seminar on Human Rights held from 18 to 20 November 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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16 September 2015

Preparation meeting for a Nation Action Plan on Business and Human Rights; panellists highlight importance of regional guidelines

Author: Human Rights Resource Centre

“Is a Regional Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Needed?”, 1 Sept 2015...

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31 July 2015

ASEAN economic integration threatens indigenous peoples' rights, new report

Author: Asian Indigenous People Pact

“Victims of development aggression: Indigenous Peoples in ASEAN”, 21 Jul 2015...

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24 July 2015

National Human Rights Commission of Thailand promotes human rights in transboundary investments

Author: Maureen Harris, Earth Rights International

“Landmark Report Promotes Human Rights in Transboundary Investments“, 10 Jun 2015...

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29 May 2015

Report on human rights conference for Indonesia business leaders

Author: Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, Human Rights Resource Centre, Praxity & Kadin Indonesia

"Understanding and Implementing Respect for Human Rights in a Business Context: A Conference for Indonesian Business Leaders Event Report", 6 Nov 2014 ...

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16 April 2015

New Southeast Asia Briefing: Development for all, or a privileged few?

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