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Region and country Archives: Southeast Asia

Philippines: SEC order to shut down Rappler violates freedom of expression

The order of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that will effectively shut down the operations of Rappler, Inc., an independent digital media company that has been critical of the government, deviates from national jurisprudence and violates the internationally recognized right to freedom of expression by the media, said the International Commission of Jurists […]

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Thailand: Lawmakers should expedite the enactment of the Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act

Today, the ICJ, along with five other international human rights organizations, submitted a letter to the President of the Senate and the Chair of the Extraordinary Committee Considering the Draft Prevention and Suppression of Torture and Enforced Disappearance Act calling for an end to the protracted delay in finalizing and adopting legislation aimed at protecting […]

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