World

admin's picture

Cambodian Activist Gunned Down in Phnom Penh

PHNOM PENH — Prominent Cambodian political activist and commentator Kem Ley was shot dead in broad daylight while sitting in a coffee shop at a gas station in Phnom Penh Sunday.
 

admin's picture

Diplomacy and the South China Sea

Some diplomatic innovation may be the best chance to manage disputes and forestall conflict.
August 17, 2015

admin's picture

Brexit Will Fundamentally Change The Future Of Europe

Some 33 million people in the U.K. voted in Thursday’s referendum, but their votes will affect the lives of over 500 million people living throughout the European Union.

The 52 percent to 48 percent victory of the British campaign to leave the EU is a historic moment not only for the country, but also for the EU’s 27 other member states.

admin's picture

Lao Court Says Family of Jailed Polish Activist Failed to File Appeal in Time

The family of a Polish citizen of Lao heritage jailed in Laos for criticizing the government has failed to file a court appeal before a deadline requesting that he be pardoned, an official from the Lao People’s Supreme Court in the capital Vientiane said Wednesday.

admin's picture

“INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION MECHANISMS” - TRAINING COURSE

Deadline for application: 1 august 2016

THE TRAINING

admin's picture

Lao Government Appoints Committee to Enforce Timber Export Ban

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith this week appointed an ad hoc committee to enforce a nationwide ban on illegal logging within 60 days and block and prevent timber from leaving the country after some provinces were found to have violated a logging ban.

admin's picture

Junta Leader Assures Thailand 'Will Return to Democracy'

SINGAPORE— The head of Thailand’s military-dominated junta, Prayuth Chan-ocha has defended seizing power two years ago to avoid further unrest “or even civil war.”

admin's picture

Three Lao Nationals Are Latest Victims of Forced Disappearances

Two Lao nationals have been arrested upon returning home from Thailand where they were working, while a third has vanished, because they criticized the Lao government while abroad, their friends and relatives said.

admin's picture

Looming Vote on Basic Law Worries Thai Economists

BANGKOK— Thailand’s economic outlook, long a victim of political turbulence, faces fresh uncertainties ahead of a national referendum on a military-backed draft constitution in August.

Economists say local and foreign investors remain on the sidelines waiting on the outcome amid fears of rising political tensions in the months ahead.

admin's picture

Shootout Between Lao Soldiers And ‘Bandits’ Leaves One Dead, Others Injured

An exchange of gunfire between Lao soldiers and unidentified armed forces along a new road between Vientiane and Luang Prabang provinces on May 6 left one soldier and eight of members of the unknown group dead and others injured, a relative of the deceased soldier and a local health off

admin's picture

What is World Press Freedom Day?

What is World Press Freedom Day? Global observance that stresses that freedom of information is a fundamental human right, weighs the state of press freedom around the world, and is a reminder that in dozens of countries, publications are censored, fined and closed down, while journalists and editors are harassed, attacked, detained and sometimes murdered.

admin's picture

Vietnamese Workers in Taiwan Protest Massive Fish Deaths

Taiwan-based Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Taipei on Monday to protest a Taiwanese firm they say caused mass fish kills along Vietnam's central coast.

Some demonstrators also accused government officials in both Taipei and Hanoi of a sluggish response to the environmental disaster.

admin's picture

Media Monitors Report Decline in Global Press Freedom

When journalists and media rights activists gather in Helsinki to mark World Press Freedom day Tuesday, there will be a notable absence: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova, recipient of this year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Pr

admin's picture

N. Korea Sentences American to 10 Years in Prison

Pyongyang has sentenced a Korean-American man to 10 years of hard labor for subversion.

A North Korean court handed down the sentence Friday to naturalized U.S. citizen Kim Dong Chul.

admin's picture

Myanmar Lawmakers to Help Farmers, Villagers Affected by Land Grabs

Myanmar lawmakers have taken up the cause of farmers and villagers in two areas of the country where they lost land to huge government-backed projects, as the new political administration works on resolving a backlog of social and political problems.

admin's picture

Indonesia to Hold Regional Talks After Kidnappings at Sea

JAKARTA, INDONESIA— Indonesia's president said Tuesday that his government will host talks with Malaysia and the Philippines this week to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

admin's picture

Philippine Troops Hunt Down Extremists Who Beheaded Canadian

MANILA, PHILIPPINES— The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed and also ensure the safety of the remaining captives.
 

admin's picture

The Announcement of 2016 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Recipients

The 2016 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Committee has chosen Nguyen Dan Que and BERSIH 2.0 (Gabungan Pilihanraya

admin's picture

US Announces Joint Patrols With Philippines in South China Sea

MANILA— The U.S. military has been conducting joint patrols in the South China Sea with the Philippines and is increasing its presence on the archipelago with rotational forces and equipment, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter revealed Thursday.

admin's picture

United States Releases Annual Human Rights Reports

The United States released its 2015 Human Rights Reports today. The reports, now in their 40th year, document the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.