Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) hosted the technical working group (TWG) meeting of the ANF last 27-29 May 2008.
October 19 - 20, 2009Mandaluyong City, Philippines
The ASEAN NHRI Forum (ANF) conducted its "4th Technical Working Group Meeting" last 19-20 October 2009 at Lancaster Hotel, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
In attendance were Commissioners, key officers and technical staff of the four national human rights commissions of Indonesia (Komnas HAM), Malaysia (Suhakam), Thailand (National Human Rights Commission of Thailand) and the Philippines (Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines). The meeting was held to finalize the Agenda and other technical requirements preparatory to the "6th Consultative Meeting" of the ANF, which will be held on November 11-13, 2009 at Santika Premiere Jogja Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
The ASEAN NHRI Forum held its first Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting on 28-30 April 2008 in Cebu, Philippines. As inspired by former Komnas HAM Commissioner Prof. Enny Soeprapto, the four NHRIs convened to finalize the proposed TOR for the establishment of an ASEAN Human Rights Body (AHRB) and to discuss further the joint projects under the Framework of Cooperation.
Representatives from the Secretariat of the Regional Working Group for the Establishment of an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism, Atty. Ray Paolo Santiago, and the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, Ms. Romina Sta. Clara, participated in the discussions on issues pertaining to the creation of an AHRB and operational support to the ASEAN NHRI Forum.