Civil society rejects flawed ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

On 15 November 62 grassroots, national, regional, and international civil society groups gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia made a press release calling upon ASEAN Member States to postpone the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which, according to the press release, is not worthy of its name.

The organizations vow to reject the Declaration if it is adopted with its current text. Instead, they urge ASEAN Member States to send the draft back to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) with instruction to revise it so that it accords with international human rights law.

Tags: Global governance

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