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About AICHR: Structure, work and history of AICHR

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was inaugurated by the ASEAN Leaders on 23 October 2009 at the 15th ASEAN Summit in Cha-Am Hua Hin, Thailand. This was further enhanced with the promulgation of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), adopted in November 2012 with the Phnom Penh Statement on the Adoption of the AHRD signed by ASEAN Leaders. The establishment of the AICHR demonstrates ASEAN’s commitment to pursue forward-looking strategies to strengthen the regional cooperation on human rights. The AICHR is designed to be an integral part of ASEAN organisational structure and an overarching institution with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights in ASEAN.

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  • English
  • Human rights
  • Human rights associations
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
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THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT 70A. JL. Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110, Indonesia Phone : +62 21 726 2991 Fax : +62 21 739 3504 E-mail :

Author (corporate) THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT
Keywords human right,asean
Date uploaded August 14, 2019, 07:07 (UTC)
Date modified August 26, 2020, 07:52 (UTC)