Region and country Archives: Asia-Pacific

Southeast Asia: misuse of laws to restrict freedom of expression

At the UN the ICJ today addressed abuse of laws in Southeast Asia to restrict freedom of expression.

June 20, 2018

ICJ joins call for UN investigation into Philippines ‘war on drugs’ killings

The ICJ today joined other NGOs in calling for the UN Human Rights Council to establish an international investigation into extrajudicial killings in the ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines.

June 19, 2018

ICJ holds seminar at Chiang Mai University Thailand on the right to life and the duty to investigate

On 5 June 2018, the ICJ co-organized an academic seminar addressing the right to life under international law and the State’s duty to effectively investigate alleged violations.

June 6, 2018

ICJ holds its first regional workshop on the investigation of potentially unlawful deaths and enforced disappearance in Asia

Between 30 May and 1 June 2018, the ICJ co-hosted a workshop for authorities from Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal on the investigation of potentially unlawful deaths and enforced disappearance in accordance with international human rights law and standards.

June 1, 2018

Philippines: Supreme Court decision removing its Chief Justice contributes to deterioration of the rule of law

As Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno filed a motion today to reconsider the Supreme Court’s 11 May 2018 decision to remove her from the Court, the ICJ expressed its grave concern that the proceedings in the case had contributed to an overall deterioration in the rule of law in the country.

May 30, 2018

The Philippines: legal aid providers commit to help eliminate discrimination against women

Today, the ICJ and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) concluded a two-day workshop on eliminating gender discriminatory attitudes and behaviors towards women with a commitment to step up efforts on the protection of rights of women in the country.

May 26, 2018