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On the challenges of being a refugee in Asia

Since the violent events of August 2017, which triggered one of the most recent mass exoduses of Rohingyas from Rakhine state in Myanmar, the Rohingya diaspora continues to rise. Many are still stranded in Bangladesh, some have managed to risk their lives on boats and journeyed across the seas to reach Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, while others have attempted to flee to Australia, only to be trapped on Manus Island. …

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The Philippines’ move away from the International Criminal Court over the war on drugs: A blow for human rights in Asia

As a signatory to every human rights treaty and being at the forefront of promoting international human rights, Philippines is considered as one of the  “architects” of the United Nations and the human rights system. This was seen as a huge step forward for human rights in Asia. However, now with the decision to withdraw from the Rome Statute, and the International Criminal Court (ICC), this will be seen a …

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Mehr Bürokratie wagen!

Das kommende Jahr soll ein großes werden für die Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), denn die erste von drei Säulen einer südostasiatischen Gemeinschaft soll vollendet werden. 2003 beschlossen die zehn Mitglieder der regionalen Organisation, die Integration zu vertiefen und eine große ASEAN-Community zu errichten, bestehend aus als Sicherheits-, Wirtschafts- und sozio-kultureller Gemeinschaft.

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