MARUAH takes part in 2nd Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights

Ms Braema Mathi from MARUAH recently attended the 2nd Regional Consultation on ASEAN and Human Rights, held in Jakarta on 5-7th August 2008.

The consultation brought together representatives from various NGOs, Indonesian Government, ASEAN Secretariat, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, and National Human Rights Institutions in ASEAN.

Discussion centred around how the proposed ASEAN human rights body would be able to address critical human rights issues confronting ASEAN.

Participants shared their views on strategies to engage effectively with ASEAN governments, ASEAN Secretariat, and High Level Panel (HLP) members.

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