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សេចក្តីថ្លែងការរួមអំពាវនាវសូមឲ្យ AICHR ចេញផ្សាយ សេចក្តីប្រកាសសិទ្ធិមនុស្សនៅ តំបន់អាស៊ាន

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

For further information, please see the contact details/reference given belowCategory: IPs/IPs Rights, Human Rights, ASEAN   Date: 10 April 2012

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.

Media contacts:

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
2.              Action for Environment and Community (AEC), Cambodia
3.              All Arakan Students and Youth Congress (AASYC), Burma
4.              All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF), Burma
5.              All Burma Students League (ABSL), Burma
6.              All Kachin Students and Youth Union (AKSYU), Burma
7.              All Women’s Action Society (AWAM), Malaysia
8.              Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean Burma)
9.              Arakan League for Democracy (Exile) Youth (ALD-Youth), Burma
10.           ASEAN WATCH, Thailand
11.           Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
12.           Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact
13.           Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma
14.           Back Pack Health Worker Team
15.           Banteay Srei, Cambodia
16.           Boat People SOS
17.           Building Community Voice (BCV), Cambodia
18.           Burma Issues, Burma
19.           Burma Medical Association, Burma
20.           Burma Partnership, Burma
21.           Burmese Women Union, Burma
22.           Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), Cambodia
23.           Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodia
24.           Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), Cambodia
25.           Cambodian Food Service Workers Federation (CFSWF), Cambodia
26.           Cambodian Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), Cambodia
27.           Cambodian League for the promotion and defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), Cambodia
28.           Cambodian Watchdog Council (CWC), Cambodia
29.           Cambodian Youth Network (CYN), Cambodia
30.           Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines
31.           Child Rights Coalition-Asia
32.           Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO), Burma
33.           Chin Students Union (CSU), Burma
34.           Christians for Social Justice (CJS), Cambodia
35.           Coalition of Cambodian Farmer Community (CCFC), Cambodia
36.           Commission for Disappeared and Victims of Violence (Kontras), Indonesia
37.           Community Action Network, Malaysia
38.           Community Resource Centre (CRC), Thailand
39.           Democratic Party for a New Society (DPNS), Burma
40.           Dignity International, Malaysia
41.           EarthRights International, Burma
42.           Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH), Thailand
43.           Education and Research Association for Consumers (ERA Consumer), Malaysia
44.           EMPOWER Foundation, Thailand
45.           Empowering Youth in Cambodia (EYC), Cambodia
46.           Ethnic Community Development Forum (ECDF-Burma)
47.           FOKER LSM, Papua
48.           Foundation for Consumers (FFC), Thailand
49.           Foundation for Ecological Recovery, Thailand
50.           Foundation for Sustainable Development, Thailand
51.           Foundation for Women, Law and Rural Development (FORWARD), Thailand
52.           Foundation for Women, Thailand
53.           EMPOWER Foundation, Thailand
54.           Highland Peoples Task force (HPT), Thailand
55.           Homenet, Thailand
56.           Housing Rights Task Force, Cambodia
57.           Human Rights Documentation Unit, Burma
58.           Human Rights Education Institute of Burma
59.           Human Rights Foundation of Monland, Burma
60.           Human Rights Lawyers Association, Thailand
61.           Humanum, Indonesia
62.           Independent Democracy of Informal Economic Association (IDEA), Cambodia
63.           Indigenous People Task Force on ASEAN
64.           Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM), Indonesia
65.           International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
66.           JATAM, Indonesia
67.           Kachin Women’s Association – Thailand (KWAT), Burma
68.           Karen Youth Organization (KYO), Burma
69.           Kayan New Generation Youth (KNGY), Burma
70.           Khmer Ahimsa Organisation, Cambodia
71.           KIARA, Indonesia
72.           KontraS (National Office, Jakarta, Indonesia)
73.           Kuki Students Democratic Front (KSDF), Burma
74.           Lahu Women’s Organization, Burma
75.           Lao Movement for Human Rights (MLDH)
76.           LPSHAM, Indonesia
77.           M Plus Foundation, Thailand
78.           Messenger Band (MB), Cambodia
79.           Migrant Forum in Asia
80.           Migrante International, Philippines
81.           Mon Youth Progressive Organization (MYPO), Burma
82.           My Village Organization (MVi), Cambodia
83.           Naga Youth Organization (NYO), Burma
84.           National League for Democracy-Liberated Area (Youth), Burma
85.           Network for Democracy and Development (NDD), Burma
86.           Network for Human Rights Documentation in Burma
87.           Network of Eastern Democracy, Thailand
88.           NGO Coordinating Committee on Development (NGO-COD), Thailand
89.           Northern Development Foundation, Thailand
90.           One-2-One, Cambodia
91.           Pa O Youth Organization (PYO), Burma
92.           Palang Thai, Thailand
93.           Palaung Women’s Organization, Burma
94.           People’s Action for Change (PAC), Cambodia
95.           People’s Defense Force (Burma)
96.           People’s Empowerment Foundation
97.           Persatuan Masyarakat Selangor & Wilayah Persekutuan (PERMAS), Malaysia
98.           Pokja 30, Indonesia
99.           Project for Ecological Awareness Building (EAB), Thailand
100.        Pro Rights Foundation, Thailand
101.        Pusat Komunikasi Masyarakat (PUSAT KOMAS), Malaysia
102.        Quê Me: Action for Democracy in Vietnam
103.        Rainbow Community Kampuchea (RoCK), Cambodia
104.        Sahakum Teang Tnaut (STT), Cambodia
105.        Sex Workers Organization, Thailand
106.        Shwe Gas movement
107.        SILAKA, Cambodia
108.        Social Action for Change (SAC), Cambodia
109.        Social Agenda Working Group, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
110.        Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP), Philippines
111.        South East Asia Working Group/ Asia-Pacific Refugee Rights Network
112.        South East Asian Committee for Advocacy (SEACA)
113.        Southeast Asia Coalition to stop Child Soldiers
114.        Southeast Asia Popular Communications Programme (SEAPCP)
115.        Students and Youth Congress of Burma
116.        Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), Malaysia
117.        Sustainable Agriculture Foundation, Thailand
118.        Sustainable Development Foundation, Thailand
119.        Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO), Burma
120.        Tavoy Youth Organization (TYO), Burma
121.        Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation, Thailand
122.        Thai Working Group for Climate Justice (TCJ), Thailand
123.        The Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Cambodia
124.        The Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Cambodian
125.        The Northeastern Women’s Network, Thailand
126.        Think Centre, Singapore
127.        Union for Civil Liberty (UCL), Thailand
128.        United Lahu Youth Organization, Burma
129.        Vietnam Committee on Human Rights
130.        Volunteers for Sustainable Development (VSD), Cambodia
131.        Women and Children Protection Foundation, Thailand
132.        Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)
133.        YLBHI, Indonesia
134.        Yoma3 News Service, Burma
135.        Youth for Social Change, Myanmar
136.        Zomi Students and Youth Organization (ZSYO), Burma

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