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Showing posts from October, 2014

Human Rights Resource Centre study on religion in ASEAN

I was recently interested to learn of some of the new research being done in ASEAN countries by The Human Rights Resource Centre . The centre is based at the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, and is affiliated with ASEAN. Its most recent publication is a series of country reviews of judicial training in ASEAN countries . In early 2015, it  will be launching a similar set of comprehensive reports on freedom of religion and state regulation of religion in ASEAN countries. For more information on the study on religious freedom in ASEAN countries, see here .

Southeast Asian Human Rights Network conference

Next week, from 15-16 October 2014, the third international conference on Human Rights, Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia will be held, hosted by the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network and the Faculty of Law and Human Rights Research Centre, University of Malaya, KL. The conference will draw together a diverse group of scholars, researchers, activists and students to discuss a range of contemporary issues central to promoting human rights in the region. In a panel on 'R eligious Freedom and Tolerance in Southeast Asia' organised by Ms  Dian Shah, I will be giving a talk on ' Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic: Religion and the Politics of Belonging'.