The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Origins, Evolution and the Way Forward

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Published: 
12 December 2014
Language: 
English
Pages: 
36
ISBN: 
No (Print)
Author(s): 
Yuyun Wahyuningrum

This Discussion Paper analyses the Association of South East Asian Nations Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights’ progress since its establishment by examining the evolution of its relationship with stakeholders, institution-building processes and norm-setting exercises as indispensable elements of community building.

The paper argues that although the Commission has a limited mandate that does not entail protective measures to enforce human rights in the region, it is moving in the right direction in terms of human rights institutionalization and norm building.

Contents

Abbreviations

Introduction

Human rights in ASEAN: the context

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

Lessons learned, challenges and opportunities

Policy recommendations

Conclusion

References and further reading

Notes

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