Category : Regional Partners

CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT

STRENGTHENING AICHR’S MANDATES ON PROMOTION AND PROTECTION

Jakarta, 10 July 2011

On the occasion of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) which will be held in Bali on 16-17 July 2011, we, civil society organizations (CSOs) from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam working on human rights and fundamental freedom in Southeast Asian countries, gathered together in Jakarta, Indonesia on 9-10 July 2011, to discuss issues related to the strengthening of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)’s mandate on promotion and protection.

STATEMENT OF THE 2011 ASEAN CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE/ASEAN PEOPLES’ FORUM

We, more than 1,300 delegates at the 2011 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN Peoples’ Forum, representing various civil society organizations and , movements of workers from rural and urban sectors as well as migrant sector, peasants and farmers, women, children, youth, the elderly, people with disabilities, people affected by leprosy, urban poor, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, traditional fishers, refugees, stateless persons, people in exile, victims of human rights violations, domestic workers, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender/Transsexual Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ), sex workers, women in prostitution , drug users, people living with HIV/AIDS, human rights defenders and other vulnerable groups, gathered together in Jakarta, Indonesia, 3-5 May 2011 to discuss the main concerns confronting the peoples of ASEAN and developing key proposals for the 18th ASEAN Summit.