Pursuant to Article 5.2 of the Term of Reference (TOR) of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) – which states that “Each Member State shall appoint a Representative to the AICHR who shall be accountable to the appointing Government” – the governments of three ASEAN Member States have recently announced the appointment of their new respective Representatives to the AICHR for the term 2013-2015.
H.E. Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath, formerly the Alternate Representative of Lao PDR, has been officially appointed as the new Representative of Lao PDR to AICHR replacing H.E. Mr. Bounkeut Sangsomsak. Further, H E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, a member of the Drafting Group for the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, has been appointed to replace H.E. Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree as the Representative of Thailand. Finally, the government Viet Nam has appointed H.E. Ms. Le Thi Thu as their new Representative to AICHR, succeeding H.E. Amb. Nguyen Duy Hung.
Several AICHR Representatives have also been re-appointed. The Representatives who have been re-appointed are H.E. Pehin Dato’ Dr. Awang Hj. Ahmad bin Hj. Jumat (Chair, Representative of Brunei Darussalam), H.E. Dato’ Sri Dr. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah (Representative of Malaysia), H.E. Amb. Kyaw Tint Swe (Representative of Myanmar), and H.E. Amb. Rosario G. Manalo (Representative of the Philippines). Cambodia is in the process of selecting their Representative to AICHR.
Press Release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand on the Appointment of the new Representative of Thailand:
Press Release on the Appointment of the Representative of Thailand (76.9 KiB, 922 hits)