Asean leaders sign rights pact
- Published: 18 Nov 2012 at 21.47
- Online news:
Southeast Asian leaders endorsed a controversial human rights pact on Sunday at an annual summit in which they also sought to step up pressure on China over a bruising territorial dispute.
Heads of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Aseam) hailed their declaration on human rights as a landmark agreement that would help protect the region's 600 million people.
"It's a legacy for our children,'' Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told reporters after the signing ceremony.
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