ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and Effectiveness of Fulfilling Human Rights Obligations of ASEAN Members States

  • Budi Hermawan Bangun Faculty of Law Universitas Tanjungpura
Keywords: functions and mandate, the AICHR, the state's obligation.

Abstract

The inauguration of the ASEAN Declaration of Human Rights was inseparable from criticism from several parties, especially human rights organizations both within and outside ASEAN member states. This paper focuses on the function and mandate of the AICHR (ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights) and its influence on the effectiveness of the fulfillment of human rights obligations ASEAN member states. The results showed that within its mandate AICHR there is no balance between the functions of promotion and protection function because of the ambiguity of vision for an ASEAN Human Rights set the standard, which is between universal standards and particularist that maintains the principle of "Asian values" and "non-interference". These different points of view led to the implementation of human rights obligations fulfillment by member states of ASEAN to be very varied

References

Dursin, Kanis, “ASEAN Rights Body Sorely Lacks of Teeth”, at http://www. aseannews.net/asean-rights-body-sorely-lacks-teeth-critics/, accessed in October 30, 2018.

Eberhard, Ronald, “The ASEAN Approach to Human Rights”, The Jakarta Post, December 6, 2012.

Fitria “Questioning the Prospect of Upholding Human Rights in Southeast Asia in the Coming Five Years”, in Postscript, Vol. VI, No.5, 2009.

Ginbar, Yuval, “Human Rights in ASEAN-Setting Sail or Treading Water”, Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 10 (3) September 2010.

Hsien-Li, Tan, The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights: Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Hsiung J.C. (ed.), Twenty-First Century World Order and the Asia Pacific: Value, Change, Exigencies, and Power Realignment, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2001

Iskandar, Pranoto, Hukum HAM Internasional: Sebuah Pengantar Kontekstual, IMR Press, Cianjur, 2010.

Jafar, Wahyudi, Ardimanto Putra & Hilman Handoni, “Laporan Penelitian Memperkuat Perlindungan Hak Asasi Manusia di ASEAN”, INFID and ICCO.

Kompas, “Badan HAM ASEAN Jauh di Bawah Standar”, at http://internasional.kompas.com/read/2009/08/09/06163052/badan.ham.asean.jauh.di.bawah.standar, accessed in October 30, 2018.

Mustikawati, Inggrid Galuh, “Perjalanan Penegakan HAM di ASEAN dan Peran Indonesia Dalam Mendukung Keberlanjutan AICHR”, Jurnal Demokrasi dan HAM, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2011.
Published
2019-07-12
How to Cite
Bangun, B. (2019). ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights and Effectiveness of Fulfilling Human Rights Obligations of ASEAN Members States. Jambe Law Journal, 1(2), 231-249. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.22437/jlj.1.2.231-249
Section
Articles