[Press Release] Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law

Corporate Human Rights Abuses in ASEAN: Civil Society Calls for Corporate Accountability and Compliance with International Human Rights Law (Bangkok/Jakarta, 3 October 2013) – Civil society groups called for greater corporate accountability in the region, which requires a regulatory framework based on international human rights norms and standards, to address the escalation of corporate human…

[Press Release] Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies

Civil Society Organisations demand meaningful engagement with ASEAN human rights bodies Civil Society from a number of ASEAN countries have just convened at the 6th Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights in Jakarta from 1-2 October 2013. Over 80 participants from more than 59 organizations, both within and outside the ASEAN region gathered to discuss…

[Appeal] AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances in the region -SAPA TFAHR

26 April 2013 H.E. Pehin Dato Dr. Awang Hj. Ahmad bin Hj. Jumat Chairperson ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Jalan Subok, Bandar Seri Begawan Brunei Darussalam BD 2710 Tel: (673) 226 1177, 226 1291-5 Fax: (673) 226 1709, 2904 Email: aseanbru@mfa.gov.bn, bruneirep.aichr@gmail.com Your Excellency, Re: AICHR must take a stand against enforced/involuntary disappearances…

[Statement] ASEAN Human Rights Declaration must not provide protections lower than international human rights law and standards

ASEAN Human Rights Declaration must not provide protections lower than international human rights law and standards We, the undersigned organizations, who participated at the Civil Society Forum on ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, held on 10-11 September 2012 and the consultation meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) with civil society organizations on…

[Statement] Recommendations of 2nd Regional Civil Society Forum to the 5th Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)

Statement prepared by CSOs who attended the preparatory meeting for the ACWC-CSO dialogue. Recommendations 2nd Regional Civil Society Forum to the 5thMeeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) Jakarta, 2-3 July 2012 1. We, members of civil society organizations from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia,…

[Statement] ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

ASEAN human rights activists call for a SOGI-INCLUSIVE ASEAN Human Rights Declaration The ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has worked hard to draft an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) that reflects the true commitment among Member States to upholding human rights, promotes adherence to recognized international human rights standards and meets ASEAN’s main…

[Press Release] Civil society organisations meet ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, call for universal standards to be upheld

Civil society organisations meet ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, call for universal standards to be upheld (Kuala Lumpur, 22 June 2012): Representatives of Civil society organisations (CSOs) have today met the AICHR for the first time for a consultation on the drafting of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration.…

[From the web] ASEAN’s road to nowhere? Subverting standards within the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration -www.hrw.org

ASEAN’s road to nowhere? Subverting standards within the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration Source: http://www.hrw.org/node/106836 By Phil Robertson Published in: Strategic Review April 26, 2012 In July, the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Phnom Penh will receive one of the most important documents drafted since the adoption five years ago of the ASEAN Charter. The ASEAN…

[Press Release] Civil Society Demands Transparency and Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration -FORUM ASIA

Civil Society Demands Transparency and Consultation on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration April 8, 2012 In a joint statement released today, over 100 civil society organizations and networks across the ASEAN region have called for the release of the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and the initiation of meaningful public consultations on its content. The…