Declaration of human rights need insight

Civil Rights Defenders has together with 13 other international human rights organisations, issued a statement expressing concern over the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights’ (AICHR) continuing lack of openness in the drafting of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. The process has not been open for the civil society and the people in the ASEAN region.

We urge AICHR to immediately publicize the draft declaration so the public can meaningfully participate in the drafting process.

The drafting of the declaration is a litmus test of AICHR’s willingness to constitute a credible, respected, and effective regional human rights body.

Read the statement here Joint Statement on AHRD May 2 2012

Categories: Statements.
Tags: AICHR and Human Rights Declaration.
Regions: Southeast Asia.