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Pandemics, Politics, and Principles: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia in a Time of Crisis
August 27, 2020

Pandemics, Politics, and Principles: Business and Human Rights in Southeast Asia in a Time of Crisis

By Andrew Rosser, Kate Macdonald and Ken Setiawan
Despite obstacles, the business and human rights agenda has gained some traction in the region.

Myanmar Must End Its Internet Shutdown
July 15, 2020

Myanmar Must End Its Internet Shutdown

By Jieun Pyun
Myanmar’s internet shutdown is the world’s longest, depriving its people of their rights.
Remember Liu Xiaobo by Supporting Rights Activists in China 
July 13, 2020

Remember Liu Xiaobo by Supporting Rights Activists in China 

By Yaqiu Wang
On the anniversary of the death of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, the fight for human rights in China continues.

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 
July 02, 2020

Slow Progress Toward an Australian Magnitsky Act 

By Philip Citowicki
A Magnitsky Act would allow the effective targeting of individual human rights abusers without the collateral damage of sweeping sanctions.

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses
May 01, 2020

UN Human Rights Expert Accuses Myanmar Army of Fresh Abuses

By Associated Press
A UN special rapporteur took aim at the Myanmar military for targeting ethnic minorities in Rakhine and Chin states.

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government
March 23, 2020

The Taliban Doesn’t Care About Women’s Rights and Neither Does the Afghan Government

By Sabera Azizi
The Afghan government must take a greater stake in the future of the country’s women.

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled
March 11, 2020

In Pakistan, Criticism Grows Dangerous as Dissent Is Stifled

By Associated Press
Critics of the state in Pakistan are finding themselves increasing crunched.
The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women
March 06, 2020

The US-Taliban Deal Ignores Human Rights and Women

By Farahnaz Ispahani
The Trump administration's deal with the Taliban ignores human rights concerns.

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea
January 21, 2020

Human Rights Stagnate Under New Leadership in Papua New Guinea

By Joshua Mcdonald
Human rights continue to falter as the government claims to be writing a “new book” of prosperity for all citizens.

Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa
November 27, 2019

Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Peace in Sri Lanka Under Gotabaya Rajapaksa

By Ankit Panda
Taylor Dibbert discusses the consequences of Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory.

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women
October 23, 2019

Education Is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

By Sabera Azizi
Afghan women see more influence than ever, but prejudice and sexism remain barriers.
The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs
September 20, 2019

The Deafening Silence of Pakistani Jihadists and Radicals on China's Uyghurs

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The position of radical groups on Xinjiang shows which ones are closer to the establishment.

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