The Fourth ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Meeting concluded in Solo yesterday with the adoption of the Guidelines on the Operations of the AICHR. The meeting also discussed the draft Term of Reference of AICHR Drafting Group for ASEAN Human Rights Declaration.

The Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN, Bagas Hapsoro, said at the plenary meeting that he was pleased to see the progress of the AICHR, despite being launched a little over a year ago. DSG Bagas cautioned, “As a new ASEAN organ, there is high expectation on what the AICHR can achieve within its mandate to promote and protect human rights.”

Expressing his great hope for the future of the AICHR, DSG Bagas concluded, “I am confident that the decisions taken in Solo will help ensure that the AICHR develops into a credible and respected regional body on human rights for the region.”

Please click here for the Press Release of the 4th AICHR Meeting.