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Region and country Archives: Asia-Pacific

Decolonising the law: Repeal antiquated “morality laws”

Can an alien cultural and moral imposition in violation of human rights become one’s own law and belief? Indeed, this is what British colonialism gifted Sri Lanka through the introduction of “morality laws”, such as the Vagrants Ordinance of 1841 and the criminalisation of consensual same-sex relationships through the Penal Code of 1883. The conversation […]

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Myanmar: ICJ calls for the protection of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities and end to prosecution by the ruling junta

The ICJ today denounced before the UN Human Rights Council the systematic impunity enjoyed by the military junta and other members of the military for gross human rights violations against many of Myanmar’s ethnic and religious minorities. The oral statement of the ICJ at the interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner for […]

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