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ASEAN to push Myanmar on democracy, wants sanctions lifted

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wants the U.S. and Europe to lift sanctions against member Myanmar after its recent elections and release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, it said on Sunday […]

January 16, 2011  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Laos supports Burma proposal for Asean summit arrangements

Laos has supported Burma’s proposal to switch the scheduled hosting of the Asean Summit in 2014, with Laos to instead hold the regional summit in 2016 […]

January 13, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Suu Kyi sees ASEAN role in restoring democracy — Loren

Aung San Suu Kyi believes that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) would play a vital role in restoring democratic institutions in her country, according to Sen. Loren Legarda. After a meeting with the pro-democracy icon in Yangon, Myanmar, Legarda called on the Philippine government to continue playing an active role in moving for the restoration of democratic institutions in the country still ruled by a military junta […]

January 10, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indonesia Puts the Spotlight on Human Rights as ASEAN Chair

In its role chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, Indonesia says it will make human rights its top priority. At a news event Friday, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said his country hopes that during 2011, the ASEAN human rights commission will be more effective in fulfilling its mandate to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to respect the basic rights of human beings.

January 7, 2011  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Placing Human Rights at the Forefront of Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2011

In the beginning of 2011, KontraS, HRWG and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the Solidarity of Asian People’s Advocacy (SAPA) Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (TFAHR), would like to welcome and highlight our demand for Indonesia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN this year on the promotion and protection of human rights in the ASEAN region.

Having branded as a democratic country with respect for human rights within national and international communities, there is a high expectation on Indonesia towards its Chairmanship of ASEAN this year […]

January 6, 2011  •  By Solidarity for Asian Peoples' Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President wants non-governmental elements involved in ASEAN Summit

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the government would involve all national components in the organization of the ASEAN Summit in 2011 to make ASEAN community-based […]

December 18, 2010  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Think tank set to support ASEAN rights body

The ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) finally gets a think tank to help it carry out its duty, with the establishment of the Human Rights Resource Center for ASEAN (HRRCA).

HRRCA chairman Marzuki Darusman said Tuesday the HRRCA was forged to conduct training and research that would support the AICHR’s work […]

October 20, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Submission to the AICHR Meeting, 20-24 September in Kuala Lumpur

More than 50 civil society and people’s organizations from Southeast Asia participated in the Third Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights, organized by the Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA-TF AHR), from 16-18 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The consultation produced this submission to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights ahead of its meeting on 20-24 September 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. This submission concerns the status of AICHR’s Rules of Procedure, its work plan and the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration […]

September 19, 2010  •  By Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thai AICHR Rep Calls for ‘Open Doors’ in Burma

The Burmese military government should accept the UN’s proposed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma if the regime wants to prove it has transparency, said a Thai representative at an Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) […]

September 13, 2010  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Dashes Asean and UN Hopes of Disaster Cooperation

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the United Nations are trying to put a brave face on their joint efforts over the past two years to coax the Burmese government into accepting international aid and allowing unfettered access to areas hit by natural disasters.

Many analysts believe, however, that there is no long-term commitment on the part of the Burmese leaders to change their inward looking mentality and obsessive fear of foreigners […]

September 1, 2010  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤