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AICHR Regional Workshop on Strengthening National Plans of Action on Trafficking in Persons to Ensure Effective Implementation of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) and ASEAN Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (APA), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1 & 2 December 2016

Posted on: 4 December, 2016

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) conducted a Regional Workshop on Strengthening National Plans of Action on Trafficking in Persons to Ensure Effective Implementation of the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) and ASEAN Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (APA) on 1 – 2 December 2016 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  The Workshop was organized and led by the AICHR-Cambodia, with the support from the Republic of Korea (ROK) through ASEAN-ROK Cooperation Fund.

H.E. Keo Remy, the President of the Cambodian Human Rights Committee was the Keynote Speaker of the Workshop. As the first country to ratify the ACTIP, H.E. Remy highlighted Cambodia’s commitments and efforts to counter trafficking in persons (TIP) covering various key strategies, notably the strengthening of laws and policies by enactment of various national anti-trafficking laws. In their remarks, the Chair of the AICHR, H.E. Mr Phoukhong Sisoulath and the Representative of Cambodia to the AICHR, H.E. Ms. Polyne Hean highlighted that this Workshop is part of the AICHR’s continued commitment to facilitate the mainstreaming of human rights-based approach in the implementation of the ACTIP and APA.

The Workshop was attended by relevant ASEAN Organs and Sectoral Bodies, international agencies as well as relevant Cambodian line ministries responsible for counter-trafficking. It examined the good practices and challenges of the national plans of action on TIP both inside and outside the ASEAN region. Some of the good practices highlighted include bilateral arrangements among the sending and receiving countries, the use of technology and social media to enhance anti-TIP efforts as well as the establishment of specialist units within the national agencies of the AMS to better address the issues of TIP. In terms of challenges, common issues faced by ASEAN Member States (AMS) include the limitation of resources and proper victims identification system.

The Workshop deliberated the recommendations to strengthen the national plans of action on TIP and looked into ways and means to integrate the provisions of the ACTIP and APA into the national plans of action, policies and legislation of the AMS. The relevant AMS were encouraged to ratify the ACTIP, integrate its provisions into their national plans of action and undertake mid-term stock-taking of their national plans of action to ensure their coherence with the ACTIP and APA.

 

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.

Cambodia appoints new Representative to the AICHR

Posted on: 20 May, 2013

Beginning from 30 April 2013, the Royal Government of Cambodia has appointed H.E. Mr. Srun Thirith as the new Representative of Cambodia to the ASEAN Intergovermental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).

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