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Fears for Gay, Indigenous Rights in ASEAN

in INDONESIA, 16/09/2012

Gay people and indigenous people risk having their rights ignored in a planned Southeast Asian human rights document, a group of Indonesian activists warned on Friday. Indonesian human rights groups were among the 54 who gathered in Manila on Wednesday for the final discussions on the forthcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations human rights declaration, which is scheduled to be released in November. 


The Indonesian coalition submitted seven priority issues that it feels need to be revisited by the AICHR to improve the declaration. These were: the limitation of rights; indigenous people’s rights; the right to an impartial and independent judiciary; non-derogable rights; public morality; self-determination; and sexual and reproductive rights. Read the full story

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