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3rd Meeting of the High Level Panel on an ASEAN Human Rights Body

12 Sep 2008 | Special Meeting | Manila, Philippines | Event

The first half day of this meeting was dedicated to a discussion on the Terms of Reference between the High Level Panel and ASEAN human rights CSOs, including the Working Group on an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, the Network of 4 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and Solidarity for Asian Peoples Assembly (SAPA). Thailand emphasized the importance of the establishment of a Commission as a contributing towards creating a more people-centred ASEAN Community. The High Level Panel then went on, in closed session, to discus some elements of the Terms of Reference, including the preamble, purposes and principles of an ASEAN Human Rights Body.