June 22, 2012 - June 23, 2012
AICHR conducted their First Regional Consultation with regional and international civil society organizations (CSOs) in order to get their inputs and contributions to the development of the AHRD. Only a limited number of AICHR-approved organizations were able to participate in this consultation. Each ASEAN member state approved four national organizations to represent civil society in the consultations. International civil society organizations could only participate if their request had been approved by all AICHR member states. Prior to this formal Consultation, CSOs held a forum to coordinate and compile their comments on a June version of the draft Declaration. CSOs were not provided with an official copy of the up to date draft Declaration prior or during this Consultation.