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Southeast Asian countries need to ‘truly guarantee freedom of religion’

Many laws that inhibit, restrict, and repress religious freedoms remain on the books and are implemented throughout Southeast Asia

Climate change solutions should focus on rights of indigenous peoples, say...

The legislators noted that proposed solutions to climate change too often ignore indigenous communities' voices

Southeast Asian parliamentarians warn against ‘politicization of religion’

The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights noted an “increasing conservatism and discrimination against minorities worldwide”

Southeast Asian MPs condemn ‘barbaric’ executions of political prisoners in Myanmar

State-run New Light of Myanmar said "the punishment has been carried out under the prison's procedures," without elaborating

Parliamentarians from around the world hit lack of humanitarian assistance in...

“Time is rapidly running out to prevent the worst-case scenario for millions of people in Myanmar," said Heidi Hautala

Southeast Asian parliamentarians call on President Marcos to prioritize human rights

APHR said it will be "closely monitoring" the policies of President Marcos and hold him and his government accountable

Southeast Asian MPs urge ASEAN economic ministers to immediately tackle food...

“It is necessary to put in place a coordinated effort to protect the most vulnerable from a potentially devastating economic downturn”

Southeast Asian MPs call on Indonesia to give voice to Global...

The legislators urged Indonesia to bring to the table "issues that particularly affect the region" at the G20 Summit in November

Rights groups urge Marcos to take ‘immediate, decisive action’ to improve...

The group urged Marcos to publicly order the military, police, and security forces to cease targeting activists and human rights defenders

ASEAN parliamentarians call for end to ‘red-tagging’ of candidates in Philippine...

“Red-tagging” is the "baseless accusation of certain people as communists, terrorists, or state enemies”

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