While it may take a gargantuan effort, it is not far-fetched that ASEAN member-states can eventually find consensus on creating a regional human rights court. The incorporation of human rights provisions in the ASEAN Charter and the establishment of the AICHR are themselves strong indications that it is possible.
The Indonesian Election and Peace in Aceh: an example worth following Author: Michael Vatikiotis Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/22/2009 The recently held general election in Indonesia demonstrated convincingly that plural societies in Southeast Asia can be trusted to express their popular will without resorting to violent
The management of the Spratly Islands conflict: Success or failure? Author: Sopheada Phy Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 06/02/2009 Category: Analysis II The Spratly Islands are situated in the South China Sea, one of the largest continental shelves in the world, which is abundant in resources such
Kyi Kyi Seinn discusses ASEAN Vision 2020, and looks beneath the rhetoric of peace and harmony to reveal the tensions of economic exploitation and international migration. She argues that the significant power imbalances between the original ASEAN 6 countries and the newer, less developed member states (Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,