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The ASEAN Charter and human rights: Window of opportunity or window dressing?

, Índice: ASA 03/003/2008

This information sheet highlights the human rights provisions on the establishment, composition and mandate of the ASEAN human rights body. Myanmar is used as a case study to illustrate the human rights challenges that ASEAN faces. The ASEAN Charter, signed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in November 2007, is the first Asia-Pacific regional treaty that, once ratified, will legally oblige states to respect and protect human rights.

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