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Posts Tagged ‘AICHR’ (37 found)

Filipino activists urge Aquino to take action on Burma

Activists from the Free Burma Coalition Philippines have called for stronger policies and more concrete action on democratisation in Burma from the new Aquino administration, which was sworn in yesterday […]

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

ASEAN Must Step Up on Human Rights and Burma

The ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission of Human Rights (AICHR) held its first meeting in Jakarta from 28 March to 1 April. Delegates discussed the Rules of Procedure (RoP), the guidelines according to which the body will operate, and the first 5-year work plan, both of which will be taken up at the 16th ASEAN Summit that begins today in Hanoi. Civil society from throughout ASEAN gathered to raise important human rights cases, including that of Burma, only to be ignored by the new body. As representative[s] of a human rights institution, the refusal to meet with civil society is in itself a contradiction of the spirit and principles of human rights,” said Yap Swee Seng, co-convener of Solidarity for Asian Peoples Advocacy Task Force on ASEAN Human Rights and the Executive Director of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia). […]

April 5, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Activists Chide Asean Human Rights Body Over Failure to Establish Working Guidelines

Human rights activists on Sunday criticized last week’s inaugural meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ human rights body in Jakarta for failing to produce a draft of organizational procedures that would determine its operations — and whether the commission would have any real clout […]

April 4, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

No justice from ASEAN for massacre victims

It looks like the relatives of the Maguindanao massacre victims will not be able to obtain justice just yet from the newly established human rights agency of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), through Dr. Anish Roy of the ASEAN Secretariat, informed human rights advocates that it could not yet handle the complaints filed by the families of the Maguindanao massacre victims, as well as those filed by victims from Indonesia andBurma (Myanmar). […]

April 1, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Human Rights Commission Must Address Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

The Task Force on ASEAN and Burma (TFAB) calls on the newly formed ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) to make systematic human rights violations and crimes against humanity in Burma a priority.

On 15 March, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomas Ojea Quintana, told the UN Human Rights Council that human rights violations in Burma “are the result of a State policy, originating from decisions by authorities in the executive, military and judiciary at all levels.” […]

March 25, 2010  •  By Task Force on ASEAN and Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AICHR: ASEAN’s journey to human rights

Jakarta Post The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission for Human Rights’ (AICHR)  was established at a time when the human rights situation in Southeast Asia has deteriorated, with the recent attacks on churches in Indonesia and Malaysia, the killing of journalists in the Philippines and the jailing of political activists and bloggers in countries such as Myanmar […]

January 11, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

AICHR Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference of the new ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) outlines the purposes, principles, mandate, function, composition, and reporting of this new regional body. It was adopted by ASEAN in July 2009.

July 1, 2009  •  By ASEAN  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤