Working Group for ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism

About Us
Who We Are


Chairpersons of the Working Group and the National Working Groups


Marzuki Darusman


Marzuki Darusman


Vitit Muntarbhorn

  • Co-Chairperson, Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
  • Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • U.N Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Winner of the 2004 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education
  • U.N Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (1990-1994)
  • Author of Thailand’s first report for the U.N convention on the CEDAW


Vitit Muntarbhorn


Kek Galabru

  • Chairperson, Cambodian Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
  • Founder and President, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO)
  • In 1987, she facilitated the first negotiations between King Norodom and Hun Sen (then Foreign Minister). This led to the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1991, which ended the civil war in 1991.


Kek Galabru


Dato Param Cumaraswamy

  • Chairperson, Malaysian Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism
  • UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers (1994-2003)
  • Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists (1990-2000)
  • President, Transparency International Malaysia (Jan. 2005- Feb. 2006)
  • Chairperson, Malaysian Bar Council (1986-1988)
  • President, The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific or LAWASIA (1993-1995)
  • Winner of the 2005 Gruber Foundation Justice Award (University of Columbia Law School)


Dato Param Cumaraswamy


Wigberto Tañada



Wigberto Tañada


Braema Mathiaparanam



Braema Mathiaparanam


Charnchao Chaiyanukij

  • Chairperson, Thai Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism