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SEALawyers: We Want ASEAN Human Rights Based Community 2015

SEALawyers: We Want ASEAN Human Rights Based Community 2015

We, the network of human rights lawyers and activists across Southeast Asia or SEALawyers, call to account the ASEAN governments to have the ASEAN Human Rights Based Community in 2015. Bearing in mind the process towards ASEAN Economic Community 2015 (AEC), we are stating our opinion and concerns in the promotion and protection of human rights in the region. We are also criticizing the lack of human rights perspectives and approach in the process of realization the ASEAN Economic Community 2015 by the ASEAN governments.

In the existence of AICHR[1] and ACWC[2], and the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, progress are still far from what ASEAN people are expecting for the promotion and protection of human rights. Grass-root people are still has not benefited from the establishment of human rights body in ASEAN. Even the words ASEAN, AICHR, ACWC are still aliens for the people.

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Source: The Human Rights in ASEAN
When: 16/12/2014

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