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The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration: Drafts must be published and subject to meaningful consultations with local, national and regional civil society and human rights defenders

, Index number: IOR 64/002/2012

In this joint statement, international human rights organizations express their concern that the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has yet to take the necessary steps to ensure that the process of drafting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) is transparent and fully consultative with civil society organizations in the ASEAN region. This document also includes the statement released on 8 April 2012 by national and regional NGOs expressing their disappointment over the continuing secrecy in the drafting process of the AHRD.

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