Why We Need an HR Mechanism

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

The mechanism can:

  • Assist ASEAN member states in addressing human rights concerns in their respective areas of jurisdiction;
  • Ensure that international human rights laws are observed and implemented by ASEAN countries who have agreed to them;
  • Help ASEAN people have a common understanding of universal human rights issues and perspectives.