Human Rights Mechanisms Database

Screenshot of the Human Rights Mechanisms Database.

Get easy access online to all recommendations made by the three pillars of the UN human rights system: the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies, the Special Procedures and the Universal Period Review (UPR).

The new online database of the OHCHR Regional Office in Bangkok is an invaluable tool 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 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.

UN Member States have an obligation to promote and protect human rights. In that regard, 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. It should also encourage interactive and constructive dialogue with the full involvement of all relevant stakeholders.