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...
ASEAN Secretariat, 25 April 2014,
In an effort to foster greater engagement and functional cooperation, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) held a consultation meeting with the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) on 25 April 2014 at the ASEAN Secretariat. This was the second meeting between the two human rights mechanisms in ASEAN after their first meeting in November 2011, in Bali, Indonesia. The consultation meeting was co-chaired by H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe, the Chair of the AICHR and H.E.Datin Paduka Intan Md. Kassim, the Chair of the ACWC.
Youth Model ASEAN Conference (YMAC), 30 November 2013 As Guest-of-Honour, Ambassador Chan delivered a well-received speech on ASEAN and the AHRD at the Official Opening Ceremony of YMAC 2013. Ambassador Chan also fielded questions from an audience which included participants from the Ship for Southeast Asian...
The AICHR Consultation with ASEAN Sectoral Bodies/Organs/Entities and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the Review of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the AICHR in Jakarta on 28-29 April 2014
Pursuant to Articles 9.6 and 9.7 of the AICHR Terms of Reference (TOR), the TOR of the AICHR shall be initially reviewed five years after its entry into force. In this connection, the AICHR shall assess its work and submit recommendations for the consideration of...
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organized a two day Regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post 2015 and Human Rights in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 11-12 December 2013. The Regional Workshop was held by AICHR Indonesia with support from the Directorate General of ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) Facility.
On 12 December 2013, at the International Convention and Training Center (ICTC) in Vientiane, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Regional Office organized a Workshop on Reporting under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The Lao PDR ratified the ICCPR in 2009 and is in the preparatory process for the country’s Initial Report. Attending the Workshop were officials from line ministries and institutions appointed as coordinating persons under the National Steering Committee on Human Rights established since 2012.