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Brunei’s human rights record will be reviewed by the U. Its method is to foster dialogue with and between governments and civil society, create a plan for improving rights and closely monitoring progress.
But evidence suggests that boycotts are not the most effective way to influence foreign governments.Under Brunei’s new laws, gay sex and adultery can result in death by stoning, and having an abortion is punishable by public flogging.Dressing in clothing associated with a different sex may incur a fine and imprisonment up to three months.That would prevent Brunei from participating in group meetings and events – including the popular Commonwealth Games, which have been described as “sport with a social conscience.” This step was previously taken in response to grave human rights violations committed by Fiji, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.Over 100 LGBTQ and human rights groups from Southeast Asia have also called on the Association of South East Asian Nations – ASEAN, a regional intergovernmental organization – to take a hard line against member state Brunei, saying its new laws “legitimize violence.” But ASEAN’s non-binding 2012 declaration of human rights – which does not explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and contains imprecise language that significantly dilutes its power – seems unlikely to demand an institutional response.Last September, two women found guilty of attempting to have sex were sentenced to be, and were, caned.
In nearby Indonesia, gay sex is legal in all but one province, but homophobia and transphobia are rising nationwide, and recent talk of criminalizing gay sex has LGBTQ Indonesians worried.
Brunei, it’s important to note, has not actually used the death penalty since 1957.
An optimist could conclude that the new laws are mostly symbolic – designed to beef up the sultan’s Islamic credentials and garner favor with other Muslim countries to boost trade and tourism.
Vanity Fair once dubbed Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and his brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, “constant companions in hedonism.” They spend lavishly on luxury cars, yachts and real estate, and according to the magazine, “allegedly sent emissaries to comb the globe for the sexiest women they could find in order to create a harem the likes of which the world had never known.” Now, Brunei’s sultan appears to have found religion.
He has implemented a harsh interpretation of Sharia – Islamic law – in his country, taking aim at LGBT people, women and even children with some of the world’s harshest penalties for homosexual conduct.
Thirty-six countries – including the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Australia – recently issued a joint statement expressing “profound dismay” at Brunei’s penal code, which the United Nations has deemed “cruel and unusual.” Why is Brunei’s sultan suddenly so keen to enforce Sharia across this island nation of 430,000?