|ASEAN NHRI Forum to meet with High Level Panel|
The ASEAN NHRI Forum will participate in the dialogue between the High Level Panel (HLP) on the drafting of the Terms of Reference (TOR) for an ASEAN Human Rights Body and Relevant Stakeholders on 20 March 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The ASEAN NHRI Forum will present its collective stand on proposals for inclusion in the TOR for an ASEAN Human Rights Body being drafted by the HLP.
The HLP has agreed to meet with the ASEAN NHRI Forum as well as with the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Solidarity for Asia People's Advocacy, and Women's Caucus on ASEAN Human Rights Body altogether in one session from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Prior to this Consultation, the NHRIs will attend a coordination meeting with the three other major stakeholders to share the common pressing points to further the establishment process of the ASEAN Human Rights Body.
The four NHRIs are advocating for the creation of an ASEAN Human Rights Commission with a mandate to perform functions on protection, promotion and monitoring human rights in the region.