Asian Human Rights Defender (Vol. 3 No. 1, May 2007)
1 July 2007 7:00 pm

{mosimage} Defending the Defenders

List of Articles

Main Feature

  • For the full implementation of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders
  • International community needs to support human rights defenders
  • Need for special attention and protection mechanism 
  • 1st Southeast Asia Human Rights Defenders’ Forum: Promoting people-centred regional cooperation
  • United Nations Human Rights Council: At the cross roads: “Old wine in a new bottle?”
  • Sri Lanka:  Will the UN Human Rights Council act?
  • Strengthening special procedures: a challenge for NGOs  
  • National human rights institutions: The need for better co-operation and monitoring
  • ASEAN:  2nd  ASEAN  civil  society  conference: “ASEAN  for  the people”
  • SAARC: 14th Summit: Is there a human rights perspective?

Country Focus

  • Bangladesh: Restore democracy and the rule of law. Bring on
  • the elections!!
  • Nepal: Human rights: the only way towards peace
  • Sri  Lanka:  Activists  vilifi ed  for  their  engagement  with  the UN
  • Malaysia: Impunity despite evidence of police abuse
  • Laos: Persecution of religious minorities continue amidst government denial
  • Thailand:  Manifesting  anger:  protest  against  the  Thai  junta
  • Indonesia:  Undermining  truth  and  mocking  friendship
  • Aceh:  Waves of transition: prisons to power
  • Timor   Leste:   Are   human   rights   a   priority   for   the   new president? 
  • Burma:  Civil  society  groups  appeal  to  UN  to  protect  human rights defenders
  • The Philippines: Human rights group engages special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings


Thematic Focus

  • Rohingya refuges face deplorable human rights violations 
  • World   Social   Forum:   People’s   struggles,   people’s   alternatives
  • Indigenous peoples’ rights are human rights 

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