ASEAN intergovermental commission on human rights meets in Philippines

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) started a two-day special meeting in the Philippines’ capital city of Manila on September 16.

This was the sixth session in the AICHR’s meeting series under the chairmanship of Malaysia as ASEAN’s chair in 2015, according to the Malaysian Foreign Ministry. AICHR representatives and officials from ASEAN member countries according and the ASEAN Secretariats attended the event.

Participants discussed matters regarding priority programmes for AICHR 2014/2015, guidance on the relationship among AICHR and civil social organisations as well as AICHR thematic research.

Per the announcement of the Malaysian Foreign Ministry on September 16, the 2015-2015 annual report, the five-year work plan (2016-2020) and 2016 preferential programmes are presented at the meeting.

The meeting will also address preparations for the European Union visit of the AICHR and other ASEAN agencies, which are scheduled to take place from October 19-23.

The ministry revealed that the next special meeting of the AICHR is expected to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from November 27-29, during which the country will hand over the AICHR Chairmanship to Laos.-VNA
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Deck Hero14 17/9/15 21:21

ASEAN is the region that highly promotes human rights and democracy

Love Peace 17/9/15 21:22

One of the outcomes of the 21st Summit of the ASEAN in Phnom Penh, was the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration by the ten member states

Pack Cassiopian 17/9/15 21:24

ASEAN’s recent declaration on human rights has been met with criticism from a broad spectrum of groups

yobro yobro 17/9/15 21:26

ASEAN's people are ẹnoying very good conditions to develop their ability

Only Solidar 17/9/15 21:28

The initiative to establish the region’s first joint declaration on human rights was discussed in Laos in 2010 by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

MaskOf Zero 17/9/15 21:29

the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration will help establish a framework for human rights cooperation in the region and contribute to the ASEAN community building process

Jane smartnic 17/9/15 21:32

ASEAN is integrating deeply and widely with civil international community in the effort to create a better world.

LawrenceSamuels 17/9/15 21:34

the realization of human rights must be considered in the regional and national context bearing in mind different political, economic, legal, social, cultural, historical and religious backgrounds

Gentle Moon 17/9/15 21:36

All persons are born free and equal in dignity and rights

John Smith 17/9/15 21:37

The enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms must be balanced with the performance of corresponding duties as every person has responsibilities to all other individuals, the community and the society where one lives

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