Human Rights Mechanisms Database
OHCHR Regional Office in Bangkok is pleased to announce the launch of a new database to assist governments, civil society organisations, national human rights institutions, and ASEAN human rights mechanisms in their work with international human rights mechanisms in the South-East Asia region. This database provides easy access to all of the recommendations that have come from the three pillars of the UN human rights system: the UN human rights treaty bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Period Review (UPR).
It is hoped that this database will not only help to increase awareness of the human rights recommendations issued to States in the region, but also to encourage all stakeholders, including governmental and non-governmental institutions as well as UN partners, to assist with the implementation of these recommendations.
In the context of the obligation of UN Member States to promote and protect human rights, it is crucial to integrate these recommendations into the overall work of governmental and non-governmental institutions as well UN agencies. The implementation of recommendations of the international human rights mechanisms should help to address human rights issues in the region such as poverty, discrimination, human trafficking, sexual exploitation of women and children, and the rights of migrant workers, and also encourage interactive and constructive dialogue with the full involvement of all relevant stakeholders.