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Edition 1, 2020
Authoritarianism, democracy and civil society
COVID-19 has highlighted the need for informal food networks and the essential role that women play in creating and sustaining them.
Taiwanese media has shown political bias in its reporting of COVID-19 which indicates deep divisions over the future of Taiwan.
Indonesia has been widely criticised for a weak national response to COVID-19. But sub-national governments have also played an important role.
Business and Human Rights is always a controversial area, but COVID-19 and China’s Belt and Road Initiative are among the most acute challenges.
Edition 3, 2020
Business and human rights in Southeast Asia
It's clear that full implementation of the UNGPs in Southeast Asia isn't currently politically feasible.
There are persistent, and in many respects, intensifying obstacles confronting the business and human rights agenda in Southeast Asia.
Palm oil, migrant workers, indigenous peoples and corporations: Responses of Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission
Malaysia's Suhakam plays a crucial role in promoting the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
The difficulties of implementing the UNGPs on business and human rights in a 'pervasive culture of immunity'.
Business-related human rights violations continue unabated in Indonesia without implementation of the UNGPs
Business investment in Indonesia has grown dramatically in recent years, and business-related human rights violations have continued unabated.