Member of the MNHRC U Nyunt Swe attends the Human Rights Workshop held in Bangkok

  At the invitation of the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, U Nyunt Swe, Member of the MNHRC attended the Workshop entitled “ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism: Challenges and Ways Forward” which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 10-11 June 2013.

   The main objective of the Workshop is to prepare the ground for the review of the Terms of Reference of existing ASEAN human rights mechanisms, among others. The Workshop was attended by the representatives of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, and the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers; representative of the National Human Rights Institutions of ASEAN Member States; representative of regional and national civil society organizations; and relevant international organizations.

   The Workshop was divided into six sessions and Session Two: “ Pressing Human Rights Issues and Concerns in ASEAN” was chaired by U Nyunt Swe, Member of the MNHRC.