Vietnam Digest of Case Law is a current awareness servivce for Vietnamese statutes, cases, and government publications. Web site contents are only in Vietnamese.
On October 23rd, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially inaugurated the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights. The Terms of Reference that are the by-laws for the commission can be found at: http://www.aseansec.org/DOC-TOR-AHRB.pdf
Excerpts from the Terms of Reference:
1.4 To promote human rights within the regional context, bearing in
mind national and regional particularities and mutual respect for
different historical, cultural and religious backgrounds, and taking
into account the balance between rights and responsibilities;
MANDATE AND FUNCTIONS
4.2. To develop an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration with a view to
establishing a framework for human rights cooperation through
various ASEAN conventions and other instruments dealing with
6.8 The AICHR is the overarching human rights institution in ASEAN
with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of
human rights in ASEAN.
Additional information available at
CHA-AM HUA HIN DECLARATION ON THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development maintains a useful site for information on starting and registering businesses in developing countries. Information is provided on what documents are needed, approximate time required and estimated costs. Information also provided on authenticating documents, setting up non-profits and purchasing real estate. The countries currently covered are Colombia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Mali, Nicaragua, and Vietnam.
UNCTAD E-Regulations Business Facilitation site
ALB Legal News magazine has generously posted free reports on the legal market in individual Asian countries. The reports cover the outlook for the legal profession in each country, as well as specific legal sectors. In 2008, they have published reports on China, Singapore, Korea, India, Vietnam and the Philippnes.
ALB Legal News Reports http://asia.legalbusinessonline.com/reports/232/list.aspx