Melbourne Asia Review is an initiative of the Asia Institute. Any inquiries about Melbourne Asia Review should be directed to the Managing Editor, Cathy Harper.
VIDEO: Civil Society in Asia 4: International Conference in Melbourne (part 1)
Speakers draw attention to the diverse ways in which civil society operates, the forms it takes, the approaches it embraces, and the effects it has.
Reimagining human mobility in Asia Pacific after COVID-19: the challenge of expanding human rights-based entry and stay pathways
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many States put in place innovative measures to ensure migrants could stay. These measures should be extended past the pandemic.
WEBINAR: Human rights and democratic regression in Asia
Three experts on human rights and civil society discuss the situation in two countries which have seen recent democratic regression, Thailand and Myanmar, as well as the use of forced disappearances.
INTRODUCTION: Questions and challenges for civil society and human rights in Asia
As elsewhere, many societies in Asia have recently witnessed the rapid rise of populists and democratic regression.