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Despite criticism, ASEAN set to adopt rights declaration

  • Yohanna Ririhena and Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, November 17 2012 | 07:31 am

PREMIUM Despite criticism from civil society and the United Nations rights chief, ASEAN leaders are set to take a momentous step in the association’s 45-year-old history by adopting the first-ever ASEAN human rights declaration, which aims to ensure human rights protection for 600 million people in the region.

“ASEAN will surely adopt the declaration. It was decided at the special senior offici...