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Protecting the Powerless, Curbing the Powerful

Compiles collection of essays presented at the international conference on human rights and peace in Southeast Asia 2016. Studies democracy and human rights, roadmaps or roadblocks to reconciling religious law and human rights with lessons from the ASEAN states, and Myanmar’s bifurcated government with human rights challenges under the NLD administration. Describes technology and human rights protection including migrant workers and the information gap, and benefits and design necessities of digital monitoring systems for the protection of human rights in ASEAN detention centers. Analyzes forced labour and human trafficking of migrant workers in Thailand’s fishing industry, measures seeking to remedy human rights abuses and to improve the effectiveness of the national human rights commission of Thailand Under the UN guiding principles on business and human rights, responsibility of business enterprises in Vietnam to protect the environment, and the right to clean water in Vietnam.