The Working Group organizes its first Workshop on an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism attended by representatives of governments, NHRIs, and CSOs. (in Jakarta)

[Subsequent workshops are held in Manila (2002, 2007), Bangkok (2003, 2009), Jakarta (2004), Kuala Lumpur (2006), and Singapore (2008). The workshops are jointly organized by the Working Group, a host ASEAN state (through its foreign ministry) and its NHRI (if any).