Working Group for ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

The Initiative for an intergovernmental human rights for Southeast Asia

The Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism’s primary goal is to establish a regional human rights commission for the ASEAN. More>



Working Group Trains Officers and Staff of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission



Thirty-one participants, including some members, officers and staff of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission and lecturers from three universities of Myanmar, attended the Training Workshop on Capacity Building for Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) Officers and Academia on 13-17 January 2014 at the Hotel Yangon in Myanmar. More>


Regional Workshop and Consultation on Business and Human Rights



Last December 11-12, 2012, the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, in partnership with the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), in collaboration with UNWOMEN, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, conducted the Regional Workshop and Consultation on Business and Human Rights at the Bayview Hotel, in Singapore. More>



CSO Recommendations during the 2nd Philippine Consultation on the AHRD

2nd Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD)On 15 June 2012, the Philippine Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism organized its 2nd Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) with Amb. Rosario Manalo, Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). The focus of the consultation is to update civil society organizations on the current developments on the AHRD and elicit inputs and recommendations for the draft Declaration. More>



Working Group Co-Hosts Workshop on Human Rights and Development in ASEAN

Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Thai Representative to the AICHR delivering the keynote speech.Bangkok, Thailand – The Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, in partnership with the International Commission of Jurists, concluded its Workshop on Human Rights and Development in ASEAN with a more profound understanding of a human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development and commitment to the implementation of HRBA to development plans, programs and policies.

Among the themes discussed at the Workshop were: the centrality of development to the human person, the equal importance of HRBA to development both as a means and an end, and the significance of developing HRBA to development nationally, while taking into consideration universal human rights principles. More>



Philippine AICHR Representative Dialogues with CSOs on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

ASEAN Human Rights DeclarationWith the recent developments on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), the Philippine Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism saw it relevant and timely to organize a workshop and consultation with Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo, Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), to engage civil society in a transparent and open discussion on the provisions and principles that should be reflected in the AHRD. More>


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