15th Workshop of the Framework on Regional Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region

Participants of the 15th Workshop.

Participants of the 15th Workshop of the Framework on Regional Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The “15th Workshop of the Framework on Regional Cooperation for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region (APRF)” took place in Bangkok from 21-23rd April 2010. The workshop was hosted by the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand and was jointly organised with OHCHR. Government representatives from across the Asia-Pacific participated in this workshop, together with regional NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions and UN agencies.

Since it was first held in 1990, these workshops have explored the possibilities of developing regional arrangements for the promotion and protection of human rights in the Asia-Pacific. The theme for this year’s workshop, “Strengthening regional human rights mechanisms by sharing best practices and experiences”, gave participants an opportunity to study well established regional human rights mechanisms in Africa, the Americas and Europe, as well as the more recent developments in regions such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Arab League. In examining these models, the participants discussed how existing regional mechanisms can be strengthened and supported, and explored how similar mechanisms might be achieved in other parts of the region, including at the level of the Asia-Pacific.

Report of the High Commissioner containing the conclusion of the 15th Workshop

Documentation from the 15th Workshop, 21-23rd April 2010, Bangkok

APRF Resources

Previous APRF Workshops