Public consultation on the proposed ASEAN Human Rights Body

The Singapore Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (MARUAH) is pleased to invite you to a public consultation on the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) for the proposed ASEAN Human Rights Body (AHRB).

This dialogue aims to highlight the latest developments, and to elicit comments from you, so that they can be considered for the second consultation with the High Level Panel meeting with civil society groups to be held at Kuala Lumpur in 20 March 2009.

We have a rare opportunity to influence this process, so please do come and tell us what you think of the proposed AHRB and the TOR process.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Date: 11 March 2009
Time: 4pm
Asia-Europe Foundation (
31 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119595

4:00 – 4:05 Welcome
4:05 – 4:20 “The Road to an AHRB” by Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, former ASEAN Secretary-General
4:20 – 4:35 “Human Rights in ASEAN” by Ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino, Head, ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS)
4:35 – 5:00 “The AHRB’s Terms of Reference” by Ms Braema Mathi, Singapore Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (MARUAH)
5:00 – 6:30 Open Discussion, moderated by Dr Cherian George

**To register, please email with your name and contact details**

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