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The Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism’s is the only human rights organization listed in the ASEAN Charter.

Its primary goal is to establish an intergovernmental human rights commission for ASEAN. It is a coalition of national working groups from ASEAN states which are composed of representatives of government institutions, parliamentary human rights committees, the academe, and NGOs. Working Group follows a step-by-step, constructive and consultative approach when it engages governments and other key players in the region.

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Why we need a regional human rights mechanism

Many kinds of human rights violations take place in Southeast Asia and a regional mechanism can help address these problems.