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Consultative Relationship with the AICHR

Posted on: 8 September, 2016

The AICHR welcomes applications for Consultative Relationship with the AICHR. To find out if your organisation is eligible for applying and about the criteria and requirements for applications, please refer to the Guidelines on the AICHR’s Relations with Civil Society Organisations.

  Guidelines on the AICHR’s Relations with Civil Society Organisations (525.6 KiB, 4,749 hits)

Those wishing to have their application discussed at the next AICHR Meeting, please submit the Application Form along with supporting documents by 3rd October 2016 .

  Application Form for Consultative Relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (20.5 KiB, 0 hits)

 

 

The AICHR Annual Report 2016

Posted on: 1 August, 2016

This Annual Report covers the period between July 2015 and June 2016.

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) convened six AICHR Meetings, which included Special Meetings, and organised a series of activities in line with the annual Priority Programmes/Activities 2015/2016 for the period under review. In 2015, the AICHR convened workshops on ASEAN legal instruments on human rights, environment and climate change, rights of persons with disabilities, and trafficking in persons (TIP). The AICHR also held two regional events involving youths from all ten ASEAN Member States (AMS) to raise awareness of human rights among the young people of the region.

In support of the work of other ASEAN Sectoral Bodies dealing with human rights issues, the AICHR and the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC) co-organised a Workshop on the “Human Rights-based Approach to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children” in November 2015.

On the external relations front, the AICHR, together with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW), and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW) met with the European Union for the first ASEAN-EU Policy Dialogue on Human Rights.

Another notable progress in the work of the AICHR include the operationalization of the Guidelines on AICHR’s Relations with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and the granting of ‘Consultative Relationship’ status to eleven organisations. A new thematic study on women affected by natural disasters has commenced and is due for completion in 2017.

The AICHR has embarked on their second Five-Year Work Plan 2016-2020 with emphasis on a programmatic approach and regularisation of activities, for example, the second phase of the programme on the mainstreaming of the rights of persons with disabilities. The beginning of 2016 saw a transition in the AICHR with eight new Representatives to the AICHR – from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, and Viet Nam – assuming office.

In line with the recommendation of the High Level Task Force (HLTF) on Strengthening the ASEAN Secretariat and Reviewing the ASEAN Organs, the unit in the ASEAN Secretariat supporting the AICHR, now renamed as the Human Rights Division, moved from the ASEAN Community and Corporate Affairs Department (CCAD) to the ASEAN Political-Security Community Department (APSC) to provide dedicated support to the AICHR.

 The full report is available for download:

  The AICHR Annual Report 2016 (481.3 KiB, 2,146 hits)

List of Civil Society Organisations with Consultative Relationship with the AICHR

Posted on: 23 May, 2016

Upon deliberation at the 21st Meeting of the AICHR, the AICHR is pleased to announce the list of CSOs with successful applications for Consultative Relationship with the AICHR as follows:

  1. ASEAN Service Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC)
  2. Center for Reintegration of Ex-Prisoners into Society
  3. Human Rights and Development Foundation
  4. Institute for Strategic and Development Studies
  5. Pusat KOMAS
  6. The Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations

The AICHR looks forward for a meaningful and constructive engagement and interaction with the CSOs with Consultative Relationship to further enhance cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

 

 

List of Civil Society Organisations with Consultative Relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

Posted on: 17 February, 2016

Upon deliberation at the 19th Meeting of the AICHR, the AICHR is pleased to announce the list of CSOs with successful applications for Consultative Relationship with the AICHR as follows:

  1. Child Rights Coalition Asia
  2. MARUAH (Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Singapore)
  3. Persatuan Penyandang Disabilitas Indonesia
  4. Save the Children Philippines
  5. The Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation

The AICHR looks forward for a meaningful and constructive engagement and interaction with the CSOs with Consultative Relationship to further enhance cooperation in the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

 

 

Consultative Relationship with the AICHR

Posted on: 18 September, 2015

Application Form for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) applying for Consultative Relationship with the AICHR is now available.

Those wishing to have their application discussed in the next AICHR Meeting which will be held from 27 to 29 November 2015, please submit the Application Form along with supporting documents by 1st November 2015.

  Application Form for Consultative Relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (20.4 KiB, 910 hits)

For more details, please refer to:

  Guidelines on the AICHR’s Relations with Civil Society Organisations (525.6 KiB, 4,749 hits)

The AICHR Representatives’ Interface with the ASEAN Foreign Ministers

Posted on: 4 August, 2015

On 3 August 2015, the AICHR met the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) to submit their Annual Report 2015, the Five-Year Work Plan 2016-2020 as well as the AICHR Priority Programmes/Activities 2016 along with its annual budget. The AICHR reported the progress of the works of the AICHR and highlighted the extraordinary circumstances that mark the special occasion to the current reporting period, namely the commencement of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015, the closure of the implementation of its Five-Year Work Plan 2010-2015 and a milestone change in the composition of the AICHR’s Representatives at the end of 2015. The AMM commended the strong impetus and continued commitment of the AICHR in the promotion and protection of Human Rights in the Region and encouraged the AICHR to further discharge its functions and mandates efficaciously.

Meaningful and constructive engagement and interaction between AICHR and CSOs

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.

  Guidelines_On_The_AICHRS_Relations_With__CSOs.pdf (525.6 KiB, 0 hits)