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January 17
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ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

The AICHR is designed to be an integral part of the ASEAN organizational structure and an overarching institution with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights in ASEAN.

The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was inaugurated by the ASEAN Leaders on 23 October 2009 in 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 regional cooperation on human rights. The AICHR is designed to be an integral part of the ASEAN organizational structure and an overarching institution with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights in ASEAN.

More information on AICHR can be found in its guiding document available here.

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