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    Human rights and the Asian riddle

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 08/10/2018

    » This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a seminal declaration adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. This document has spawned several international treaties ("conventions") and it has inspired a vast range of actions worldwide to protect human rights on the basis of equality and non-discrimination.

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    The AEC's success rests with its youth

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 20/08/2013

    » The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) was born in 1967 and will soon mark its half-century. Ubiquitous is the rallying call for the year 2015 as a turning point for Asean's integration as a community. News about the Asean Economic Community (AEC) seems to be all around us _ on television, posters and mass transit adverts. Yet, the whole process begs the question: how does Asean as a 10-member regional organisation contribute to the lives of its people, including its youth?

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    A robust helping hand for displaced Rohingya, please

    News, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Published on 25/02/2013

    » Although the term "Rohingya" is subject to various interpretations, it has been used in recent times primarily to cover the ethnic Muslim minority found in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Rohingya have sadly been in the news because of the violence, discrimination, dispossession and marginalisation to which they have been subjected. The depth of their tragedy cries out for a robust helping hand from their state of origin and the international community.

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