Media Statement on the appointment of Richard Magnus as Singapore Representative to ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

22 October 2009

We congratulate the appointment of Mr Richard R Magnus as Singapore’s first representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).

MARUAH has engaged in informal discussions with him and are very pleased to note that he is open to discussions with civil society organisations in Singapore.

With his experience as the Senior District Judge prior to his retirement from the Legal Service, we look forward to his contributions to AICHR towards promoting and protecting the rights of people in ASEAN in accordance with international legal norms.

MARUAH calls on the Singapore Government to engage and consult civil society further and to include our voices in the future for such appointments.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release can be found here.

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