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Although ASEAN agreed to extend human right protections [JURIST report] in April, several southeast Asian nations have been subject to close scrutiny on human rights recently. In August a report released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) [advocacy website] found that Myanmar's army is still committing human rights abuses [JURIST report] against ethnic minorities in Karen state. Earlier that month a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] alleged [JURIST report] that Myanmar security forces committed killings, rape and mass arrests following an outbreak of sectarian violence in western Rakhine State. In July two UN Special Rapporteurs urged [JURIST report] the government of Philippines to protect human rights defenders and ensure that they can pursue their work without interference. In April HRW urged the Philippines military to act on human rights abuses [JURIST report] and hold violators accountable. Also in April UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] urged the government of Cambodia [JURIST report] to give its full cooperation to the judges that will be appointed to investigate the genocide during Khmer Rouge regime [BBC backgrounder].
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