9th Regular Meeting; 5th Meeting of AICHR on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration;

May 6, 2012 - May 10, 2012

Discussed issues:

Discussed the Principles of the Declaration for all sections. Some issues emerged as follow:

– Some countries (especially Laos) insisted that the words of National and Regional specificity can be added which then refused by other member countries in AICHR.

– There was an objection to include right along with the term statelessness .

– There were member countries that suggested that the word the duties of states to be changed with the responsibilities of state .

– One country has insisted that the number of page for the declaration should be limited to five pages only.

– There was a debate on the right to practice and change one s religion.