The ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its Special Meeting, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam from 13 to 15 June 2015. The Meeting was chaired by Tan Sri Dr. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the Representative of Malaysia to the AICHR and the Chair of the AICHR.
Press Release: The AICHR Dialogue with ASEAN Community Councils on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and the Pnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the AHRD, 25 – 26 May 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted on: 1 June, 2015
Led by Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Mr. Rafendi Djamin, the AICHR hosted the first ever Dialogue between the AICHR and the ASEAN Community Councils on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the AHRD. The Dialogue was held on 25 – 26 May 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Indonesia, which was also supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Posted on: 20 May, 2015
AICHR looks forward for more meaningful and constructive engagement and interaction with civil society organisations (CSO)s through the adoption of Guidelines on the AICHR’s Relations with Civil Society Organisations. The guidelines is aimed to further strengthen ASEAN cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Posted on: 9 May, 2015
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its 18th Meeting in Jakarta from 6 to 9 May 2015. The Meeting had extensive discussions on many issues including the drafting of AICHR’s Five Year Work Plan for the period 2016 – 2020 and AICHR’s Priority Programmes for 2016, as well as the implementation of activities to be conducted this year, such as the AICHR Workshop on Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Environment and Climate Change, the Regional Workshop on the Role of Youth in Promoting Human Rights in ASEAN, and the First ASEAN Symposium & Dialogue on the Role of the Judiciary in the Promotion & Protection of Human Rights in ASEAN.
Posted on: 4 May, 2015
More than one hundred (100) key national stakeholders – coming from relevant government agencies, academe, media, civil society, and members of the diplomatic corps gathered in Erasmus Huis on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. It was for a Public Debate entitled “ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism Post-2015 – An Indonesian Perspective”, which was organized by the Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Posted on: 24 March, 2015
AICHR’s Representatives at the Special Meeting of the AICHR on 21 – 24 March 2015, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its Special Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur from 21 to 24 March 2015. The Meeting was chaired by H.E Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the Chairperson and the Representative of Malaysia to the AICHR. The Meeting discussed a number of agenda items including priorities for the AICHR in 2016.
In the four-day Meeting, the AICHR discussed the Five Year Work Plan 2016 – 2020 in accordance with the principles, mandate, and function contained in the TOR of the AICHR. In the formulation of the Work Plan, AICHR applies a forward looking approach, taking into account the fact that the ASEAN Community will be established by the end of 2015 and will embark on a higher integration process thereafter.
The AICHR also discussed and provided their inputs to the Draft ASEAN Community’s Post-2015 Vision and the ASEAN Political Security Community – Attendant Document, bearing in mind the spirit and commitment of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the AHRD, and Terms of Reference of the AICHR.
Finally, the Meeting expressed their appreciation to the Representative of Malaysia and the Government of Malaysia for their hospitality and excellent arrangements for the meeting. The AICHR will meet again for the 18th Meeting of the AICHR from 6 to 9 May 2015 in Jakarta.
Posted on: 14 February, 2015
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened its 17th Meeting, in Kuala Lumpur on 11 to 14 February 2015. The meeting was chaired by H.E Tan Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the Chairperson and the Representative of Malaysia to the AICHR. The Meeting was the first regular meeting under the Chairmanship of Malaysia. The Chair outlined Malaysia’s priorities for the year 2015 embodied in human rights initiatives related to the judiciary, youth, and media.