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Press Release: AICHR Workshop on the Thematic Study on the Right to Peace, 7 December 2018, Lao PDR

Posted on: 21 December, 2018

The AICHR Workshop on the thematic study on the right to peace was held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on the 7 December 2018, under the chairmanship of H.E.Mr. Phoukhong Sisoulath, the Lao PDR representative to AICHR, with the attendance by more than 40 participants from ASEAN member countries.

The purpose of the workshop is to open a forum for representatives from AICHR and ASEAN sectoral bodies, national focal points of ASEAN Member States, regional researchers and civil society organizations to exchange of views and sharing of experiences in rights to peace, and to provide their inputs to the draft outcome report of the thematic study produced by a team of regional consultants.

At the workshop participants listened to the presentation on the draft regional report on right to peace by the regional consultant and the then follow by two panel discussions on Peace and Human Rights and Peace and Sustainable Development.

During the workshop the participants has also discussed the normative frameworks at the international, regional and national levels on peace promotion, the relationship of peace and stability to human rights and vice versa. The participants also discussed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, article 38 on the right to peace in relation to SDG goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.