Asia Centre is a research institute that aims to create social impact in the region. It was first established in Bangkok, Thailand in 2015 and in 2018 a second Centre was established in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. In 2021, Asia Centre was granted the UN ECOSOC Special Consultative Status. The Centre undertakes evidence-based research, convenes events and amplifies its work through media and social media engagement.



Asia Centre manages a boutique meeting space for rent in central Bangkok, Thailand that is suitable for workshops and trainings. Well connected by public transport, it is 1 minute away from the Phayathai BTS and Airport Link.

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Covid-19 and the erosion of civic space in Asia: An urgent call for democratic vigilance

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many regimes in Asia were already reluctant to promote civic space, fearing that it might empower democratic forces. The onset of the pandemic brought about a troubling shift in behaviour. Under the guise of preventing virus spread, governments justified curtailing these freedoms, disregarding international standards that stipulate restrictions must have legitimate grounds and must not result in breaches of international law.

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128/183 Phayathai Plaza Building, 17st Fl. Phaya Thai Rd, Thung Phaya Thai Sub-dictrict, Ratchathewi District, Bangkok 10400 Thailand


BTS Phaya Thai Exit 1
Airport Rail Link Phaya Thai