Monthly Archives: April 2012
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
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សេចក្តីថ្លែងការរួមអំពាវនាវសូមឲ្យ AICHR ចេញផ្សាយ សេចក្តីប្រកាសសិទ្ធិមនុស្សនៅ តំបន់អាស៊ាន
ថ្ងៃទី ០៨ ខែមេសា ឆ្នាំ២០១២
យើងជាអង្គការសង្គមស៊ីវិលដែលបានចុះហត្ថលេខា និងជាបណ្តាញមកពីតំបន់អាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍ សូមសំដែងនូវកង្វល់ និងការខកចិត្ត ចំពោះការបន្តធ្វើសេចក្តីព្រាងដែលនៅតែមានភាពអាថ៌កំបាំង ទាក់ទងនឹងសេចក្តីប្រកាសស្តីពីសិទ្ធិមនុស្សនៅតំបន់អាស៊ាន។
គណៈកម្មាធិការអន្តររដ្ឋាភិបាលអាស៊ានស្តីពីសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស (The ASEAS Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) ត្រូវបានបង្កីតឡើងក្រោមមាត្រាទី ៤.២ នៃលក្ខន្តិកៈរបស់ខ្លួន ដើម្បីបង្កើតសេចក្តីប្រកាសសិទ្ធិមនុស្សអាស៊ាន ជាមួយនឹងទស្សនៈក្នុងការបង្កើតឲ្យមានក្របខណ្ឌសំរាប់កិច្ចសហប្រតិបត្តិការសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស តាមរយៈអនុសញ្ញាផ្សេងៗរបស់អាស៊ាន និង លិខិតតូបករណ៍ដទៃទៀតដែលទាក់ទងនឹងសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស។ នៅឯកិច្ចប្រជុំលើកទី៦របស់ AICHR នៅទីក្រុងវៀងចន្ទន៍កាលពីថ្ងៃ ទី២៨ មិថុនា ដល់ ២ កក្តដា ២០១១ ក្រុមពង្រាងមួយត្រូវបានបង្កើតឡើងជាផ្លូវការដោយAICHR ដើម្បីរៀបចំសេចក្តីព្រាងមួយស្តី ពីសេចក្តីប្រកាសសិទ្ធិមនុស្សអាស៊ាន។ កាលពីខែមករា ឆ្នាំ ២០១២ ក្រុមពង្រាងបានដាក់ជូនសេចក្តីព្រាងទៅកាន់គណៈកម្មាធិការ ដើម្បីពិភាក្សា និងជជែកដេញដោល។
To this date, the draft AHRD remains confidential while the public has been excluded from any meaningful participation in the drafting process. There has not been any substantive and broad-based regional consultation with the peoples in the region on the draft AHRD.
While we commend the representatives of the AICHR from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines for holding consultation with their civil society at national level, we are disturbed that no such initiative has taken place in the rest of the ASEAN countries.
If ASEAN’s aspiration to be “People-Oriented” is to be achieved, the AICHR that is tasked to defend the fundamental freedoms of the peoples in the region must set a good example in ensuring meaningful and substantive consultation and people’s participation in the drafting of the historic AHRD.
ចំពោះកាលបរិច្ឆេទនេះ សេចក្តីពង្រាង AHRD នៅតែមានភាពអាថ៌កំបាំង ខណៈដែលសាធារណៈត្រូវបានគេដកចេញពីការចូល រួមប្រកបដោយអត្ថន័យក្នុងដំណើរការពង្រាងនេះ។
We therefore strongly urge the AICHR to heed the recommendation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, that “no discussion of human rights can be complete or credible without significant input from civil society and national human rights institutions” and immediately begin dialogues and consultations with civil society organizations on the AHRD.
We further call upon AICHR to implement the following steps to ensure that the drafting process of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration will be credible, inclusive, transparent, reflective and consistent with universal human rights standards:
1) To immediately publicize the draft AHRD so that the public can meaningfully participate in the drafting process. Consultations will remain meaningless if the draft declaration is kept confidential and out of reach of the peoples.
2) AICHR representatives who are already conducting national consultations in their respective countries must continue to do so, and ensure that these consultations are held nation-wide and in an inclusive and more regular manner. They should further encourage other AICHR representatives that have not taken such initiatives to do the same. The AICHR should also conduct consultations both at national and regional levels, especially if national consultations are not applicable yet in particular places.
3) To translate the draft AHRD into national languages and other local languages of the ASEAN countries in order to encourage broader public participation in the region.
4) To ensure that consultation meetings of the AICHR will be inclusive of all stakeholders, especially civil society organizations and national human rights institutions.
Until and unless the AICHR consults and engages with all stakeholders in a transparent, meaningful and substantive manner, the AICHR should postpone its submission of the final draft of AHRD to the AESAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), which is scheduled to take place in July 2012.
This call is made to public as wide as possible in the ten countries of ASEAN and is endorsed by different sectors of civil society organizations such as youth organizations, women’s organizations, child rights organizations, LGBT organizations, migrant workers network organizations, labour unions, farmers organzitions, environmental organizations, human rights organizations, development organizations and some academic institutions. The joint statement is also translated into ASEAN major languages, Burmese, Bahasa-Indonesian, Bahasa-Malay, Khmer, Lao, Thai and Vietnamese to indicate our commitment to promote the basic human rights of the people that they are entitled to receive information and awareness about ASEAN and its works.
– For Viatnamese version of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Thai version of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Burmese version of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Bahasa Indonesia of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Khmer version of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Lao version of the joint statement, please click here.
– For Bahasa Malaysia version of the joint statement, please click here.
Yap Swee Seng , Executive Director, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia), +66 (0) 818689178
Aung Myo Min, Director and Founder, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), + 66 (0) 819925293
Mr. Pung Chhiv Kek, President, Cambodian League for the promotion and defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), + 885 (0) 12589091
Mr. Haris Azhar, Coordinator, Kontras, Indonesia, + 62 (0) 815-13302342
List of endorsers:
1. Aceh Human Rights Coalition of NGO, Indonesia
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