Talking ASEAN on “Towards the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN: Reviewing AICHR’s Past Achievements and Future Challenges in Promoting Human Rights”

JAKARTA – On Tuesday, 27 September 2016, The Habibie Center hosted the 37th Talking ASEAN dialogue titled “Towards the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN: Reviewing AICHR’s Past Achievements and Future Challenges in Promoting Human Rights” at The Habibie Center Building in Jakarta.

This edition of Talking ASEAN was moderated by Wirya Adiwena (Head of International Relations, The Habibie Center) and featured an expert panel made up of Mr. Edmund Bon (Representative of Malaysia, ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights) and Ms. Yuyun Wahyuningrum (Senior Advisor, Human Rights Working Group).

The objectives of this Talking ASEAN were to(a) discuss the AICHR’s progress thus far in fulfilling its mandate; (b) explore the problems that is hindering the AICHR’s effectiveness, particularly the transparency of its complaint addressing mechanism; and (c) identify policies which can improve the AICHR.

The first to speak was Mr. Edmund Bon who emphasized that it is still the ultimate responsibility of member states to protect human rights in the region. Meanwhile, Ms. Yuyun Wahyuningrum rearticulated her belief that the AICHR can do more in promoting human rights.

This was followed by a Question and Answer session which heard a number of participants in the audience address questions to the resource persons.

To download a copy of the Discussion Report and the powerpoints presentations, please click here.

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