This Annual Report covers the period between July 2015 and June 2016.
The new list of AICHR Representatives for 2016 - 2018. Dr. Seree Nontashoot, Thailand Representative to the AICHR will continue his serving to the AICHR for 2nd term.
The AICHR is pleased to submit the Annual Report 2015 for the consideration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the AICHR (Article 6.6). This reporting period (July 2014 - 2015) is marked by three special occasions for the AICHR. First and foremost is the upcoming commencement of the ASEAN Community at the end of 2015, which highlights the growing importance of Community - building efforts by various organs and bodies of ASEAN including those pertaining to human rights which are a fundamental principle of the ASEAN Community by the AICHR.
The AICHR recognises that the Guidelines on Accreditation of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) adopted by the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) provide an overall framework for the engagement between ASEAN and CSOs.
The engagement between the AICHR and CSOs shall be conducted in adherence to the principles set out in the ASEAN Charter as well as the TOR of the AICHR.
This publication provides a legal analysis of the AHRD, which is intended to assess the extent to which it is consistent with international law and ASEAN Member States’ existing international legal obligations. It assumes that ASEAN will eventually develop a regional human rights convention similar to the American, African and European Conventions, and that the AHRD will form the basis of such a Convention.
The fact sheet contains the work of AICHR from 2008 to 2013, presented by AICHR at the First AICHR Regional Consultation with Stakeholders, in Jakarta, 29 April 2014.