The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organized a regional workshop on domestication of human rights obligations, 17-18 December 2014 in Luanprabang, Lao PDR. In attendance of the workshop were H.E. Mr Bounkeut Sangsomsak, Minister of Justice, H.E. Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, the incoming Chair of AICHR, Representative of Malaysia to AICHR, H.E. Mr Phoukhong Sisoulath, Representative of Lao PDR to AICHR, Director General of the Department of Treaties and Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Among the participants were AICHR Representatives or alternates from ASEAN Member States, representatives from ASLOM, ACWC, ACW, ACMW, AIPA, ASEAN Secretariat, law and justice agencies and institutions of ASEAN Member States.
Press Release: The AICHR Training of Trainers on ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms for ASEAN Member States Law Enforcement Officers
27 – 30 November 2014, Bali, Indonesia
Led by the Indonesian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), Mr. Rafendi Djamin, the AICHR held a four-day Training of Trainers on ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms for ASEAN Member States Law Enforcement Officers from 27-30 November 2014 at Pullman Hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The training, which was opened by H.E. Ambassador Kyaw Tint Swe as Chair of the AICHR, was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia and Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) Facility.
Press Release: The AICHR Workshop on Regional Mechanisms: Best practices on implementation of human rights (with partial support from UN Women and Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument)
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights held a two-day workshop on Regional Mechanisms: Best Practices on Implementation of Human Rights from 17-18 November 2014 at Eastin Grand Sathorn in Bangkok, Thailand. This Workshop was organised by the Representative of Thailand to the AICHR (H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot) with partial support from UN Women and Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument.
Press Release: The AICHR Follow-Up Workshop on Post Millennium Development Goals 2015 and Human Rights
15 – 16 October 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia
The AICHR conducted the Follow-Up Workshop on Post Millennium Development Goals 2015 and Human Rights at Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta on 15-16 October 2014. The convening of this Workshop is line with the recommendations of the previous AICHR Workshop on Post MDGs and Human Rights which was held in Jakarta in November 2013 as well as with AICHR Priority Programmes from 2013 which has organised several activites related to the achievement of MDGs.
AICHR Workshop on the Sharing of Experiences on Universal Periodic Review Process among ASEAN Member States
19 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
Lead by the Representative of Thailand, Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, the AICHR conducted a workshop on the sharing of experiences on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process among ASEAN Member States on 19 September 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand, supported by the Royal Thai Government. The workshop was opened by remarks by the Chair of the AICHR, H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, and the keynote address by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Thai Government, H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow.
13 – 15 September 2014, Yangon, Myanmar
In line with the implementation of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), particularly Article 28 (f), the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organised the Workshop on Human Rights, Environment and Climate Change in Yangon, Myanmar on 13 to 15 September 2014. The activity is in line with two out of seven priorities outlined by President U Thein Sein under the ASEAN Chairmanship of Myanmar.
3 – 4 July 2014, Hanoi, Viet Nam
As part of the implementation of its Five Year Work Plans, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) conducted a Regional Workshop on the Reporting Obligations, which was hosted by Viet Nam in Ha Noi on 3 – 4 July 2014. The Workshop was opened by welcome remarks from H.E. Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam.
Second Regional Consultation on the Contribution to the Review of the Terms of Reference of the AICHR and the Special Meeting of the AICHR
27 – 29 June 2014, Bangkok, Thailand
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) conducted a two-day Regional Consultation with stakeholders on the contribution to the review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR on 27 – 28 June 2014. This is the second Consultation that the AICHR has conducted, following the first Consultation organized in Jakarta, Indonesia in April 2014.
Singapore, 13-14 June 2014
The first-ever thematic study completed by the AICHR was the subject of discussion at the “Workshop on CSR and Human Rights in ASEAN: Outcomes of the AICHR Thematic Study” hosted by Singapore on 13-14 June 2014. The AICHR Representatives welcomed the completion of the Baseline Study for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Human Rights in ASEAN, a path-breaking study embarked on by the AICHR in December 2011.
The AICHR Representatives are currently conducting their first of a series of Regional Consultations with stakeholders on the Review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR. The consultation are the actualisation of Article 9.7 of the TOR, where "the AICHR shall assess its...