Events

The Tragedy of Enforced Disappearances

Sombath Somphone and the Tragedy of Enforced Disappearances: A Press Conference and Interactive Dialogue was held at the FCCT in Bangkok, Thailand on 19 December 2016. Panelists included: Pinnipa Preuksapan, wife of Pholachi “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, ethnic Karen land and rights activist Angkhana Neelapaijit, Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, and wife of activist lawyer

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Sombath Somphone: Son of the Soil

2016 PADETC Fair Thursday, 15th December 2016 PADETC Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR 15 December 2016 marks the fourth year of the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, Founder of PADETC. To commemorate Ajarn Sombath Somphone, PADETC will organize its Annual Fair under the title ‘Sombath Somphone – Son of the Soil’.  

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ASEAN in Laos: Challenges of Leadership, Human Rights & Democracy

Press conference held at the Foreign Correspondent’s Club of Thailand on 31 August, 2016, Bangkok  Panelists included (click on link for their presentation): Shui Meng Ng, Spouse of Sombath Somphone Walden Bello, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights Laurent Meillan, Acting Regional Representative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights With moderation by Phil Robertson, Deputy Director

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Sombath, Humanity & Nature at ASCS/APF

“Humanity & Nature,” a workshop on traditional and alternative perspectives about humanity’s relationship with the environment was held on August 4th at the ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) in Dili, Timor Leste. Topics discussed included Sombath’s work and philosophy, holistic education, gross national happiness, traditional wisdom, and agro-ecology. A video from an earlier workshop on these issues

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Workshop on Sombath at ACSC/APF

Lao civil society representatives made it clear that Sombath’s name, among other issues, would not be welcome at a ACSC/APF event held in Laos. For this and other reasons, the event was moved to Timor-Leste. “Humanity and Nature” will be held from 16:15-18:15 PM on August 4th in room two of the Alola Foundation. Speakers

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Chula Right Livelihood Summer School

The Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summer School will run from July 10-24 in Bangkok, Thailand. Special guests and presenters include Sulak Sivaraksa, Walden Bello, Helena Norbert Hodge, Kartini Samon, and many more. More information can be found here.

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Is International Aid Complicit in the Repression in Laos?

The Lao Movement for Human Rights has the honor of inviting you to a conference on: ”Is International assistance complicit in the repression in Laos?” Tuesday, June 14 at 15:00 Regional Council of Ile-de-France, room 100 33 rue Barbet-de-Jouy, 75007 Paris Speakers: Anne-Sophie Gindroz, author of the book ”Laos: the Silent Repression” Richard Werly, France correspondent

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