January 2016

Reviving domestic demand key to robust and sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific – UN report (UN News, 14 January 2016)

Reviving domestic demand key to robust and sustainable growth in Asia-Pacific – UN report (UN News, 14 January 2016) Against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown, reinvigorating domestic and intra-regional demand plays a crucial role in reviving economies in Asia and the Pacific, according to a newly released-United Nations report, which also recommends a…

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‘Imperative to pursue criminal accountability of the DPR Korea leadership’ – UN rights expert (UN News, 22 January 2016)

‘Imperative to pursue criminal accountability of the DPR Korea leadership’ – UN rights expert (UN News, 22 January 2016) The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has called on the international community to further all efforts to improve the human rights situation in…

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Cambodia, Singapore Deposit Instrument of Ratification of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons (ASEC Press Release, 25 January 2016)

Cambodia, Singapore Deposit Instrument of Ratification of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons (ASEC Press Release, 25 January 2016) Cambodia and Singapore have deposited their respective Instruments of Ratification for the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) with H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN. The ACTIP, which was…

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In Memoriam: Florentino P. Feliciano (March 14, 1928 – December 15, 2015)

The Asian Society of International Law expresses its sadness at the passing of its Advisory Board Member, Judge Florentino Feliciano, former Associate Justice of the Philippine Supreme Court and former member of the WTO Appellate Body.  ‘A lawyer with an international reputation for the highest level of excellence and integrity, and widely considered, in the words…

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Formal establishment of ASEAN Community sees both opportunities, challenges (Xinhua, 31 December 2015)

Formal establishment of ASEAN Community sees both opportunities, challenges (Xinhua, 31 December 2015) As another significant milestone in its history and the regional integration process, Dec. 31 finally witnesses the formal establishment of theASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Community. Despite the euphoria and excitement, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said in a statement on…

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