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Monthly Archives: September 2014

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PAKAMAO

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Asia’s basic freedoms fall short of international standards

Asia’s basic freedoms fall short of international standards
by: Renato Mabunga, Manila
First Posted in ucanews.com
September 8, 2014

Too many restrictions and not enough promotion of rights

There is a general lacuna in legal and institutional protection for freedom of assembly and expression in many Asian countries.

Most Asian countries emphasize restrictions rather than the promotion of freedoms.

Forum Asia, a regional human rights organization based Bangkok, found that Maldives, for instance, defines “assembly” as a gathering of two or more people expressing opinion or dissent.