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Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos
January 30, 2018
Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos
A look at a worrying aspect of the country’s deteriorating human rights situation.
Beware the Destruction of Civil Society in Laos
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
The development suggests that more of the same is at work in this realm in the Southeast Asian state.
New Guard, Old Problems: What Sombath Somphone's Continued Disappearance Says About Rights in Laos
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
December 15, 2015
Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
The Diplomat talks with Ng Shui Meng, the wife of disappeared Lao activist Sombath Somphone.
Interview: Remembering the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
October 02, 2015
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
Violations are again an issue in the Southeast Asian state.
Laos in the Spotlight Again Over Human Rights
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
January 06, 2015
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
The government chose the holiday season to crack down on its ethnic Hmong population.
Laos’ Holiday Crackdown
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
December 16, 2014
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
Call issued on anniversary of disappearance of Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone
ASEAN Should Confront Laos On Rights Abuses: NGOs
Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos
December 17, 2013
Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos
Scrutiny from human rights groups and charges from the ICC likely if officials don’t come clean.
Missing Sombath Still Dogging Laos
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.
Japanese Maintain Soft Approach Vying for Indochinese Influence
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.
Sombath Disappearance Could See a Review of EU Aid to Laos
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.
Plight of Sombath Somphone Back in Focus
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
June 11, 2013
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
Many fear that 20 North Koreans, hiding in South Korea’s Vientiane embassy, could be deported.
More North Koreans Hiding in Laos
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
April 18, 2013
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
Laos has just gone deeper into debt with a U.S. $5 billion loan to build a Thailand-Vietnam rail link.
Laos Approved for U.S. $5 Billion Loan for Rail Project
Somchai, Jonas, Sombath: Southeast Asia’s Missing Human Rights Warriors
April 16, 2013
Somchai, Jonas, Sombath: Southeast Asia’s Missing Human Rights Warriors
Activists have brought human rights to the forefront in Southeast Asia.
Somchai, Jonas, Sombath: Southeast Asia’s Missing Human Rights Warriors
Activist Mam Sonando’s Glimmer of Hope
March 08, 2013
Activist Mam Sonando’s Glimmer of Hope
Cambodian land activist Mam Sonando awaits a verdict on his appeal to overturn charges of insurrection.
Activist Mam Sonando’s Glimmer of Hope
Pressure Mounts on Laos Over Missing Activist
February 22, 2013
Pressure Mounts on Laos Over Missing Activist
International concern over human rights in Laos is growing over the disappearance of Sombath Somphone.
Pressure Mounts on Laos Over Missing Activist
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