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Preparatory Meeting:

a. The 2013 Dialogue between ASG, ASEC, CSO Representatives, b. the 2nd ASEAN Community Dialogue with CPR, c. the 2nd JHRD

Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Senior Advisor on ASEAN and Human Rights, Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Grand Hyatt, Jakarta, 31 October 2013

Participants are well informed about the character of each dialogue meeting Participants come up with statement/talking points to different actors in each dialogue meeting Participants will be bale to maximize the platform for their advocacys goal

Expected Outputs

CSO Platforms in engaging ASEAN

ACSC/APF ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF) ASEAN Youth Forum ASEAN Grass-root People Assembly ASEAN Community Dialogue

annually annually annually annually annually

Engaging the body

ASEAN SUMMIT Head of States/Governments

ASEAN Committee Permanent Representatives (CPR) ASEAN Ministers Meeting (AMM) ASEAN Secretary General (ASG) ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms ASEAN Senior Official Meeting on SWD


Civil Society Forum to AMM on human rights Informal Dialogue between CSO and ASG Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue in ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare & Development

annually annually annually annually

Foreign Ministers Secretary General AICHR, ACWC SOM officials

ASEAN Community Dialogue, 2012

Informal Dialogue with ASEAN Secretary General, 2012

Meeting with Minister Foreign Affairs, 2012

It is about building a democratic dialogue in ASEAN

Since the adoption of ASEAN Charter in 2008, much was said about engaging civil society, respecting human rights, promoting democracy and about good governance in ASEANs high-level statements and documents.

The common problems faced by regional inter-governmental bodies, including ASEAN:
a) institutional deficiencies as a result of the inability of member states to empower their organizations with real authority/mandate to deal inter alia with political instability, poverty, and human rights violations; and b) the alienation of citizens from making their voice heard in political deliberations.

In fact, the ASEAN Charter sets out the norms of behavior for member states in relation to their citizens. The Charter and the Roadmap for the ASEAN Community, ASEAN is expected to perform in a more transparent, accountable, efficient, predictable, responsive and people-oriented way Article 7.1 (TOR AICHR) mandates ASG to bring the attention of AICHR on human rights issues in the region

BACK-TO-BACK DIALOGUE MEETING (1-3 Nov 2013) - Program

31 October CSO Preparatory Meeting 1 November 2013
(10:00-12:00am) 2nd ASEAN Community Dialogue: Luncheon with ASEAN CPR (2-5pm) 2013 Dialogue between ASEAN Secretary General, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the Representative of Civil Society Organizations Debriefing Reception at the Residence of the Ambassador of Switzerland

2-3 November: the 2nd Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue

The 2013 Dialogue Between ASG, ASEC and the Representative of CSOs
ASEAN Secretary General is mandated to "facilitate and monitor progress in the implementation of ASEAN agreements and decisions, and submit an annual report on the work of ASEAN to the ASEAN Summit" (Charter, Article 11.2b). ASG also has the additional task to bring to the attention of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) all relevant human right issues and to concurrently inform the ASEAN Foreign Ministers (AICHRs TOR, Article 7.1) With this mandate, the ASG is in an important position to:
Bridge the relationship between civil society and member states Bring the concerns of civil society on human rights issues to the AICHR and to the Foreign Ministers



2009, Jakarta

ASG brought the attention of ASEAN Forum on Human Rights: Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary AICHR on the importance of engaging civil society in their General and Southeast Asias CSO
meetings in ASEC

2010 2011, Jakarta

ASEAN Forum on Human Rights: Informal Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary General and Southeast Asias CSO ASEAN Forum on Human Rights: Informal Dialogue between the ASEAN Secretary General and the Representative of CSO ASEAN Forum on Human Rights: The 2013 Dialogue between ASEAN Secretary General, ASEAN Secretariat, and the Representative of CSOs
ASG brought the attention of AICHR on the importance of engaging civil society in their meetings in ASEC This platform has generated the 1st ASEAN Community Dialogue with CPR and the 1st Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue

2012, Jakarta

2013, Jakarta

The inclusion on the civil societys call upon AICHR to ascertain that AHRD will not fall below the standards set out in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) in the TOR Drafting Group of the AHRD. Dialogues recommendation to create a full-fledge secretariat for AICHR in order to improve its work of AICHR has been included in the Chairmans Statement of the 20th ASEAN Summit in April 2012 Dialogue is now a new normal in ASEAN according to Surin Pitsuwan there has been a change of behavior in ASEAN towards dialogue incl. with CSOs Dialogue between ASG and CSO has generated similar initiatives such as ASEAN Community Dialogue (with CPR) and the Jakarta Human Rights Dialogue (with AICHR)

The 2013 Dialogue between ASG, ASEC and the Representative of CSOs
Expanding participants: NGOs + Think Tank/ Academes + Youth. Different sector of NGOs Looking forward to make it institutionalized CSIS-HRWG-Swiss Embassy in Jakarta Invitation only Will be started at 14:00-16:30 Topic: Human Rights aspect in ASEAN Community building: the role of civil society Statement (talking points)

between ASEAN CPR & Civil Society
Initiated by Permanent Representative of Indonesia, HRWG, CSIS and Swiss Embassy in Jakarta Purpose: to come up with a common understanding on the changing ASEAN and identify strategic role of civil society in building up the ASEANs peoplecentered Community. First Time, Not easy to bring all CPRs together for this meeting. Not open for media (at the moment). Emphasize: make the dialogue smooth and successful so we can establish good practice for replication in the coming years Possible topic for 2013: ASEAN Community post 2015, the involvement of CSO,

16 December 2009, at ASEAN Secretariat, during the first year anniversary of ASEAN Charter Surin Pitsuwan: ASEAN should have a Dialogue Forum to exchange views between ASEAN and its stakeholders on three pillars. This statement was reflected in ASEC Press Release, 2009 No action/follow up from ASEC The idea of COMMUNITY FORUM with ASEAN stakeholders was discussed with MFA Indonesia

2010 24 November 2010 at Penang Bistro, Jakarta, CSO Consultation with MFA Indonesia for Indonesias agenda in 2011s chairmanship

8-10 December 2010, Lumire Hotel, Jakarta, CSO recommended a Community Dialogue Indonesias CSO Prep Meeting for 2011s to ASEAN chairmanship

2011 MFA DG ASEAN picked up the idea to be the benchmark of the ASEAN Anniversary. Wanted to started with Indonesias Community Dialogue on ASEAN DG ASEAN planned to launch the idea in February. Minister Natalegawa mentioned it in his annual press statement Minister Natalegawa repeated the statement on 12 Jan 2011 at the ASEAN Secretariat during the Ceremony of Handing Over the Chair of CPR from Vietnam to Indonesia

7 January 2011

12 January 2011, ASEC Press Release

From 2011 to 2012

PR Indonesia took CPR Members to meet civil society, media, universities, think tanks, parliament members, local governments as a way of practicing engagement

Visits from 2011-2012

CPR Met stakeholders in Lombok, Indonesia, 2011 CPR Visited The Jakarta Post, 2012 (Photo: courtesy of TJP)

ASEAN Organization Chart


CPR stands for Committee Permanent Representatives in ASEAN. They are Countrys Ambassadors to ASEAN and based in Jakarta The establishment of CPR is based on the ASEAN Charter Art. 12. Mandates and Functions:
Support the work of Community Councils and ASEAN Sectoral Bodies at ministerial level; Coordinate with ASEAN National Secretariats and Agencies ASEAN Sectoral Ministerial another; Be a liaison to the Secretary-General of ASEAN and the ASEAN Secretariat in all areas relevant to the job; Facilitate ASEAN cooperation with external partners,


In support of the work of ASEAN Community Council, CPR has the following duties and functions:
Increasing cooperation in each sector to support ASEAN integration and community building by monitoring / monitoring follow-up report from the Sectoral Bodies under three Community Councils; Doing Coordination between the pillars Community and ASEAN sectoral meetings to support policy coherence and coordination, and Assist in the delivery of various reports and recommendations

With AICHR and ACWC, CPR has a role to provide recommendations on their work-plan and budget as consideration of ASEAN Foreign Ministers approval

Update on CPRs Works

CPR ASEAN is assisted by two (2) Working Group, each of which handles administrative and budget as well as development cooperation (development cooperation). Since its inauguration, CPR ASEAN has produced a variety of conditions, rules and procedures, terms of reference for the establishment of new mechanisms after the entry into force of the ASEAN Charter and coordinate the cooperation with ASEAN partners. CPR ASEAN meets regularly every month, both internally or inviting the Ambassador or representative dialogue partner countries or ASEAN's external partners and international organizations. CPR ASEAN delivers its report to ASEAN Coordinating Council. To date, CPR ASEAN has initiated various activities in cooperation with the States Ambassador to non-ASEAN based in Jakarta. Up to now, there are 52 non-ASEAN countries have appointed ambassador to ASEAN.

Brunei Darussalam H.E. Emaleen Abdul Rahman Teo

Kingdom of Cambodia H.E. Amb. Kan Pharidh

Republic of Indonesia H.E. Amb. Ngurah Swajaya

Malaysia H.E. Dato Hasnudin Hamzah

Lao PDR H.E. Amb. Latsamy Keomany

Republic of the Union of Myanmar H.E. U Min Lwin

Republic of the Philippines H.E. Elizabeth P. Buensuceso

Republic of Singapore H.E. Tan Hung Seng

Kingdom of Thailand H.E. Suvat Chirapant

Socialist Republic of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Vu Dang Dung


Topic: Prevention of Torture Objective:

To map best practices to prevent torture that are practiced in ASEAN Member States, and, To develop regional plan of action to implement the Article 14 by exploring the experiences of other regional human rights mechanisms such as in African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

2013 Dialogue with ASG, ASEC

Human Rights aspect in ASEAN Community building: the role of civil society
How should the new ASEAN organs, like the AICHR and ACWC relate to each other and with the other ASEAN organs? How should all of ASEANs organs relate to its people and stakeholders? CSO involvement in ASEAN community building There are structural and existential issues that all intergovernmental organizations experience. ASEAN will not be able to avoid these problems in its formative years in the post-Charter period How ASG and ASEC can accountable to the people TOR AICHR Review 2014

2nd ASEAN Community Dialogue, 2013

Suggested topic: CSO Involvement: opportunities and challenges Assessment ASEAN Community 2015 ASEAN Community post 2015 ASEAN Charter review:
The prescription of rules and procedures of each ASEAN Community Council (Art 21) The provision of good offices, conciliation or mediation as requested by parties to the dispute (Art 23) The settlement of disputes which concern the interpretation or application of ASEAN economic agreements (Art 24) The establishment of dispute settlement mechanisms (Art 25) The development of the capacity to monitor compliance with the findings, recommendations or decisions resulting from an ASEAN dispute settlement mechanism (Art 27)