Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Concerns with ASEAN declaration of rights

Concerns with ASEAN declaration of rights

The International Federation for Human Rights has warned that ASEAN’s opaque drafting of its human-rights declaration with little engagement of civil society could lead to a document that contradicts international standards.

In a press statement yesterday, FIDH, which represents 164 rights groups worldwide, said the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights had given no disclosure to civil society groups of the draft it was working on.

“By resisting civil-society input, AICHR is squandering valuable expertise and resources that independent civil society organisations could bring to the work of the Commission”, the release quoted FIDH deputy secretary-general Debbie Stothard as saying.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Where shaved ice meets a sugar rush

Shaved ice, fruit toppings, and a squirt of cream – these are the ingredients to make a perfect bingsu.

Temple exploring in Cambodia without the crowds

Those who make the journey almost 100km from Preah Vihear province’s capital Tbaeng Meanchey to the 11th century remains of Preah Khan Kompong Svay will be richly rewarded.