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ASEAN leaders adopt lame-duck rights declaration

  • Novan Iman Santosa and Yohanna Ririhena

    The Jakarta Post

Phnom Penh | Mon, November 19 2012 | 09:39 am

PREMIUM Pledging to promote and protect human rights along with democracy, rule of law and good governance, 10 ASEAN leaders adopted the first human rights declaration in the region amid criticism that it falls short of international principles.

“The adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration [AHRD] at the 21st ASEAN Summit will further
promote peace, security, reconciliation and the pro...