Thu. May 26th, 2022

Experience and good practices in preparing national reports on human
rights protection and promotion in compliance with United Nations human
rights mechanisms and conventions were shared at a two-day regional
workshop held in Hanoi by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on
Human Rights.

Addressing the opening session on July 3, Deputy
Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh praised the commission for helping
ASEAN build a community respecting international law and meeting
international legal standards.

He emphasised that ASEAN
cooperation in human rights needs to base on the principles and
operation methods already stipulated in the ASEAN Charter and the
commission’s regulations.

He said he wishes the commission to
continue enhancing and deepening the partnership among ASEAN member
countries in promoting and protecting human rights and well-being of the
people.

By the end of the year, Vietnam will become a member of
seven out of nine UN conventions on human rights, Vinh said, adding the
country will meet all international commitments.

Vietnam is
willing to share and wishes to learn experience from other countries,
particularly in defining proper ways to approach and maximise existing
resources as well as increase the involvement of all parties, especially
each citizen, to better her human rights protection and promotion,
according to the official.

Apart from sharing experience in
making and presenting national reports on the implementation of
international treaties on human rights, participants have put forth
proposals to ensure and promote human rights in Southeast Asia.-VNA

By vivian