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Singapore’s Representative to the AICHR at the 2013 Centre for International Law (CIL) Fireside Chat Series: ASEAN and Human Rights

Posted on: 22 October, 2013

Singapore’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Ambassador Chan Heng Chee was among four distinguished panelists who gave their views on the topic “ASEAN and Human Rights” at the penultimate session of the 2013 Centre for International Law (CIL) Fireside Chat Series on 11 October 2013.  The seminar was hosted by Professor S Jayakumar and Professor Tommy Koh.

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Presentation and discussion on human rights obligations and commitments of Lao PDR with local NPAs

Posted on: 22 October, 2013

The Representative of Lao PDR to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath, gave a presentation on the country’s human rights obligations and commitments at a workshop on ASEAN for up to 100 representatives of civil society organizations, locally called as non-profits associations (NPAs), which was held on 17 October 2013 in Vientiane.

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Voluntary Competition on Understanding of Human Rights for High School Students in Cambodia

Posted on: 18 October, 2013

The Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) partnered with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports (MoEYS), Cambodian Mekong University (CMU), and Cambodia-ASEAN Centre for Human Rights Development to organise the 2013 Voluntary Competition on Understanding of Human Rights for High School Students in Cambodia. This event is a year-long contest amongst high school students to select the top three students in Cambodia who know most about human rights and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). High School Students nationwide have to compete to be in the top three at high school, provincial and national levels. Final stage of the contest for national level, is on 10 December 2013.

Dissemination/Training on Human Rights and ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) to Selected High School Students and Selected Government Officials

Posted on: 18 October, 2013

Throughout the 2012 and 2013, the Cambodian Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has been carrying out short training program to disseminate human rights and ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) awareness to selected government officials and high school students. This training is also held in cooperation with local academic institutions and local non-governmental organizations.

Some of the main purposes of the training are to train local human rights trainers and local human rights core officials in Cambodia, and to disseminate the AHRD and general human rights concept to selected high school students.

The Representative of Singapore to the AICHR at the Model ASEAN Plus Summit 2013

Posted on: 11 October, 2013

As Guest-of Honour at Dunman High School’s Model ASEAN Plus Summit 2013 on 5 June 2013, Singapore’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Ambassador Chan Heng Chee delivered a keynote speech to an audience which included international and local students.  This is part of Singapore’s outreach effort to promote awareness of the AICHR and the AHRD amongst students.  In her address, Ambassador Chan spoke on the role of the AICHR and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) in promoting human rights in Southeast Asia, before fielding questions from the students on ASEAN and AICHR-related issues.