High-Level Panel meeting on Terms of Reference of ASEAN human rights body

The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a press release, providing details of an upcoming meeting of the High-Level Panel (HLP) on the Drafting of the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the ASEAN Human Rights Body. The meeting, the third of its kind, will be held on 10 – 12 September 2008 in Manila.

The HLP consists of the following:

H.E. Dato Paduka Haji Shofry Abdul Ghafor
Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Brunei Darussalam

H.E. Om Yentieng
Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia
President of the Human Rights Committee of Cambodia

Mrs Wiwiek Setyawati Firman
Director for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs

HLP Alternate:
Mr Arief Havas Oegroseno
Director for Political Security and International Treaties
Department of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Bounkeut Sangsomsak
Vice Foreign Minister
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Tan Sri Ahmad Fuzi Abdul Razak
Ambassador with Special Functions
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.E. U Myat Ko
Secretary of Myanmar Human Rights Group
Director-General, General Administration Department
Ministry of Home Affairs

H.E. Amb Rosario G Manalo

H.E. Bilahari Kausikan
2nd Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of Foreign Affairs

H.E. Sihasak Phuangketkeow
Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Thailand to the UN Office and Other IOs in Geneva

HLP Alternate:
Prof Vitit Muntarbhorn
Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University

H.E. Pham Quang Vinh
SOM Leader of ASEAN-Vietnam
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

According to ASEAN, the first draft of the TOR of the ASEAN human rights body will be submitted at the 14th ASEAN Summit in December 2008.

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