17 Oct '11, 10am

Event report: Public consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Event report: Public consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

Ms Braema Mathi, president of MARUAH, started the session by providing a historical overview of human rights in ASEAN, beginning with the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action in 1993, and culminating with the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in 2009. She then highlighted the current human rights challenges facing the ASEAN region. The participants were then provided with a draft of MARUAH’s recommendations on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which is expected to be finalised in 2012. Copies of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) were also distributed as an example of the content of a human rights declaration.

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