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Annual Report Highlights Narrowing of Asian Political Space
December 08, 2020

Annual Report Highlights Narrowing of Asian Political Space

By Sebastian Strangio
Today, 90 percent of Asian people live in countries with a closed, repressed, or obstructed civic space.

US Issues Human Rights Guidelines for Exporters of Surveillance Tech
October 02, 2020

US Issues Human Rights Guidelines for Exporters of Surveillance Tech

By Abhijnan Rej
The directions to American businesses come amid growing concern around China’s export of advanced mass-surveillance capabilities to more than 60 countries.
2019 Was a Dark Year for Civic Freedoms in Asia
December 24, 2019

2019 Was a Dark Year for Civic Freedoms in Asia

By Josef Benedict
In Asia, 95 percent of people live in countries that violate political and democratic freedoms.

Asia’s Disappearing Activists
August 30, 2019

Asia’s Disappearing Activists

By Josef Benedict
Activists remain disappeared in at least 13 countries in the region. How can we secure justice for Asia’s disappeared?

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets
November 27, 2018

Asia-Pacific Takes Stock of Ambitious Development Targets

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana and Natalia Kanem
How well has the region responded to trends such as population aging and international migration?

Global Strategic Trends: Imagining East Asia in 2050
October 22, 2018

Global Strategic Trends: Imagining East Asia in 2050

By Li Jie Sheng
A new report from the U.K. predicts trends and flashpoints that will shape East Asia over the next 30-plus years.

Can Asia (and the UN) Hold Corporations Accountable?
October 17, 2018

Can Asia (and the UN) Hold Corporations Accountable?

By Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific
Corporations across Asia are often implicated in human rights abuses. It’s time to hold them to account.
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