07 Jan '12, 10am

[ASEANWatch] Cambodia vows to finalize Asean human rights declaration this year

Phnom Penh (Rasmei Kampuchea/ANN) - Cambodia aims to finalize the drafting of an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration this year as it chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Cambodian Human Rights Committee chairman Om Yin Tieng said. "This is a big job and needs a lot of discussions. However, we are confident that we can finalize it by this year," said Om Yin Tieng, who is also a senior minister and chair of the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights in 2012. He said the commission would hold its first meeting on the declaration in Siem Reap on January 8 and 9, immediately ahead of a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers. Human rights group Amnesty International called Friday for ASEAN institutions to make public and accessible a draft of the declaration. "An inclusive drafting process, taking into account input from civil society and any other interested i...

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