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In Australia, the government threatens to send unwanted refugees to Cambodia;

In Thailanduniversity classes teaching about democracy are shut down by police and soldiers;

In Hong Kong, protestors struggle for the promised right to free elections;

In Japan, citizens who work to remember the wartime wrongs and seek reconciliation with Japan’s neighbours face threats from far right groups and repression by local governments.

In South Korea, the use of criminal defamation cases against journalists stifles freedom of speech.

Join Asiarights in a renewed push to protect and expand human rights in our region.

Read Professor Ben Saul’s sombre assessment of the state of human rights in Australia, from the ABC’s “Drum”, here

Read Tyrell Haberkorn on the criminalization of thought in Thailand, here.

Coming soon…

Being Muslim in Australia

Japan’s vanishing memorials

SPECIAL EVENT – AGAINST THE TIDE OF FORGETTING: PRACTICING RECONCILIATION IN JAPAN, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, 26 and 28 November 2014. More details coming soon…


Fill in the missing words: A memorial to wartime forced labourers in Matsushiro, Japan: erected by local people in 1995, censored by order of the local government in 2014.





Crisis in Fiji AsiaRights talks to Brij Lal;
How to Start a Social Movement in Japan Yuasa Makoto in conversation with Kang Sang-Jung;
Okinawa a special report by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki
North Korean re-migrants and the ethnic-Korean diaspora– Articles by Professor Kim Kyungmook  and Markus Bell.