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ASEAN’s Women to Watch: Part 2
March 15, 2018

ASEAN’s Women to Watch: Part 2

By Erin Cook
The second part of a mini-series looking at the region’s leading women.

Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos
January 30, 2018

Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos

By David Hutt
A look at a worrying aspect of the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
December 13, 2017

New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos

By Luke Hunt
The development suggests that more of the same is at work in this realm in the Southeast Asian state.

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor

By Luke Hunt
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.

Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
December 15, 2015

Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

By John Quinley III
The Diplomat talks with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of disappeared Lao activist Sombath Somphone.

Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
October 02, 2015

Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights

By Luke Hunt
Violations are again an issue in the Southeast Asian state.

Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015

Laos’ Holiday Crackdown

By Luke Hunt
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
December 16, 2014

ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Call issued on anniversary of disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone

Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos
December 17, 2013

Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos

By Luke Hunt
Scrutiny from human rights groups and charges from the ICC likely if officials don’t come clean.

Japanese Maintain Soft Approach Vying for Indochinese Influence
November 20, 2013

Japanese Maintain Soft Approach Vying for Indochinese Influence

Tokyo has earned plaudits for its aid approach, but it wants support for its maritime disputes.

Sombath Disappearance Could See a Review of EU Aid to Laos
November 08, 2013

Sombath Disappearance Could See a Review of EU Aid to Laos

ASEAN’s EU Parliament Chairman presses Laotian officials to act.

Plight of Sombath Somphone Back in Focus
August 30, 2013

Plight of Sombath Somphone Back in Focus

Pressure on Laos to producing the missing activist is rising, as is the cost of inaction.

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