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ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration was adopted by ASEAN member states on 9 November 2012 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia […]

November 9, 2012  •  By ASEAN  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN should delay Burma’s chairmanship to help ensure it moves towards democratic transition and peace

Since it requested the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2014, Burma’s regime has engaged in a campaign designed to make the country appear ready to chair the regional bloc. However, despite these attempts to win over ASEAN member states, the changes made by the regime have been superficial and far from being sufficient.

Granting Burma the chairmanship at this point would be premature, and a waste of a unique opportunity to encourage Burma along a path to genuine democratic transition and national reconciliation […]

October 17, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

We have waited and seen enough: ASEAN must support a Commission of Inquiry

Eight months after Burma’s November 2010 elections, democracy remains an illusion and sparks of war are flying

This briefer explains the lack of progress since the election, in light of continued political repression, escalating armed conflict and ongoing human right violations. It calls on ASEAN to take immediate action to address these issues in its member country and set an example for the region […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the 2011 Asean Civil Society Conference/Asean Peoples’ Forum

During the ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum 2011 (ACSC/APF) in Jakarta, Indonesia, the 1,300 delegates gathered to discuss key concerns confronting the peoples of ASEAN, and produced the statement linked within.[…]

May 5, 2011  •  By ACSC/APF 2011  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Constructive Engagement – Building a People-Oriented Community

The report is an outcome of the region’s stakeholders and government officials meeting in November 2009 and captures key discussions, initiatives and action plans developed. Participants aimed to ensure an ASEAN Community by 2015 that engages and benefits the people of ASEAN […]

February 1, 2011  •  By ASEAN Secretariat  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Hiding Behind Its Limits: A Performance Report on the first year of the AICHR

The establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) on 23 October 2009, is a milestone in the history of the regional organisation and deserves congratulations. The Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) offers this critical performance assessment of first year of AICHR based on its core documents, structure, appointment process, institution building, mandate implementation, handling of cases and external relations. It examines AICHR’s progress, achievements and shortcomings in addressing the human rights situation in Southeast Asia […]

January 26, 2011  •  By Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN

Putting Women Migrant Workers into ASEAN: Are they not already in ASEAN working in the export industries? Are they not already supporting the middle and upper classes of ASEAN by providing cleaning and child care services? Are they not already working in significant numbers in agriculture, horticulture, entertainment, food processing, sales and a host of other important work? Indeed, the labour of women migrant workers is already in ASEAN, but the rights, the dignity, and the respect for women migrant workers is not yet there. However, with several important human rights processes evolving at this time, it is valuable for migrant women to be aware of the current instruments and mechanisms that protect their rights and understand how to engage in these international and regional processes […]

October 1, 2010  •  By MAP Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statements from ASEAN MPs

The AIPMC’s website has statements from many ASEAN MPs about the situation in Burma. Go to the website.

February 11, 2010  •  By AIPMC  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Understanding ASEAN: Its Systems and Structures

A Powerpoint presentation that gives an introduction to ASEAN, its structure and mechanisms. Download the Powerpoint

December 1, 2009  •  By Oxfam International  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Civil Society Works for Peace and Stability Despite Obstacles; Calls on ASEAN to Support People and Not Military Generals

A briefer outlining the Task Force on ASEAN and Burma’s position on key regional issues. Download the briefer.

October 1, 2009  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤