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Thailand: Human rights must be mainstreamed in the Deep South

“The realization of human rights is not only essential end in itself, but must play a central role in security and development policies in the southern border provinces of Thailand, and recognize as a tool in shaping effective peace process and the free and fair general election.” A recent public dialogue hosted by the International […]

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Six judiciaries from Asia commit to the adoption of the Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective

Representatives of judiciaries and judicial training academies from across South and Southeast Asia have agreed to take effective measures to ensure that a gender perspective is incorporated into their judicial roles and functions. In particular, they have committed to work toward the adoption of Bangkok General Guidance for Judges on Applying a Gender Perspective. Thirty-nine […]

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Vietnam: National Action Plan on Responsible Business developed without adequate stakeholder participation

On 10 March 2023, the ICJ submitted preliminary comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Justice of Vietnam, indicating that there has been a lack of inclusive participation in developing the National Action Plan on Policy and Law Improvement to Promote Responsible Business Practices in Vietnam (2023-2027) (‘draft NAP’). In addition, the plan has failed […]

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