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A Consultation between Representative of Thailand to the AICHR and Representatives from CSOs on ‘the Draft Guidelines of the AICHR’s Relations with CSOs’

A consultation between H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the AICHR, and representatives from CSOs on ‘the Draft guidelines of the AICHR’s relations with CSOs’ was held on Monday 23 September 2013 at the Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants of this...

Myanmar Youth Forum

On Friday 3 November 2013, seven youth leaders from Myanmar paid a visit to H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand Representative to the AICHR, at his office at the Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises in Bangkok, Thailand in order to learn about the AICHR’s mechanisms and relevant...

A Consultation on ‘the AICHR’s Thematic Study on Migration’

A consultation on ‘the AICHR’s thematic study on Migration’ was organised by H.E. Dr. Seree Nonthasoot, Thailand representative to the AICHR, on 17 October 2013, at Institute of Research and Development for Public Enterprises in Bangkok, Thailand. Participants of this consultation included experts in the field of migration, who...

AICHR Regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goals Post 2015 and Human Rights

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) organized a two day Regional Workshop on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post 2015 and Human Rights in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 11-12 December 2013. The Regional Workshop was held by AICHR Indonesia with support from the Directorate General of ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry...

ASEAN to consult on human rights

Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Times/ ANN) -- The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) will seek more consultation with civil society organisations (CSO) in 2014, said a representative of the grouping. Human rights should never be a state-driven process, it should always be a participatory process,” said Rafendi Djamin, Indonesia’s representative to AICHR. Since its establishment in 2009, AICHR has been...

Myanmar people’s forum underway in Yangon

A Myanmar People's Forum is underway here in preparation for hosting the ASEAN People's Forum as Myanmar is to serve as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2014. The three-day forum, which began on Saturday and attended by more than 150 civil societies, aims to ensure...

Myanmar to keep quiet on Cambodia crisis

Myanmar will not bow to pressure and raise Cambodia’s internal strife during ASEAN meetings, a presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut says. Civil society groups from across the region met in Yangon on January 13 to discuss the recent crackdown on dissent in Cambodia, which has so far claimed four lives....
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Cambodia: Urging garment manufacturers to respect workers’ rights

Joint open letter To: Mr. Van Sou Ieng Chairman Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) cc. Samdach Akak Moha Sena Padey Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia H.E. Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister for Commerce H.E. Ith Sam Heng, Minister for Labour and Vocational Training Subject: Urging garment manufacturers to respect workers’ rights Dear Mr. Van...

Migrant Care Condemns Indonesian Workers Shooting in Malaysia

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - An Indonesian non-profit organization named Migrant Care condemned shooting of three Indonesian migrant workers from East Nusa Tenggara in Malaysia in January 11. It has urged the government to take diplomatic steps such as sending protest note to the Malaysian government, downgrading diplomatic relations by withdrawing ambassador...

ASEAN report aims to strengthen civil society organizations in Myanmar

YANGON—A new report by the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights aims at strengthening human rights mechanisms for civil society organizations in Myanmar during the country’s ASEAN chairmanship, the AICHR said today. The performance report by the AICHR, entitled “Still Window-Dressing,” was produced by the Asian Forum for Human Rights...