SUbMISSIONS

Internet Shutdowns in Myanmar

Asia Centre submitted, “Internet Shutdowns in Myanmar”, to the Southeast Asia People- to-People Region Hall on the Political Crisis in Myanmar on 8 April 2021. This input, along with those of others, were integrated into the “Joint Declaration of the Southeast Asian People-to-People Region Hall on the Crisis in Myanmar” issued on the same day.

Human Rights Defenders and Fundamental Freedoms in Thailand

Asia Centre contributed and is a co-sponsor of this joint submission, “Human Rights Defenders and Fundamental Freedoms in Thailand”. The submission analyses fundamental freedoms in Thailand during its third UPR cycle from May 2016 until this submission’s date of 24 March 2021. It focuses on human rights defenders (HRDs) ranging from first-time protesters through to seasoned human rights advocates. The submission details how fundamental freedoms have been eroded in Thailand, particularly under the COVID-19 related emergency rule.