Asean has now established various mechanisms to promote and protect human rights in the region.
Astateless mother cries in delight and hugs Jan Davis, a volunteer with the Thai Committee for RefugeesFoundation, after being released from the Suan Phlu immigrationdetention centre along with her sonand daughterand a relative.Women and children such as these will hopefully be offered better protection as Asean moves to further promotehumanrights in the region.
In particular, the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the Asean Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) and the Asean Committee on the Implementation of the Asean Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACWC). Yet, a pivotal area for human rights promotion and protection lies at the national level.
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