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SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Civil Society Gives Rights Body A Failing Grade

Posted on 31 October 2010 by admin

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Oct 31 (IPS/TerraViva) – A year after its creation, a South-east Asian human rights body has earned an unflattering label – that of being a window-dressing exercise to improve the image of a region that is home to governments notorious for suppressing political opponents, rather than expanding civil liberties.
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