Mandate Meets Strategy: AICHR’s TOR and the Incheon Strategy

February 9, 2015

By: Kyle Lemargie

The terms of reference for the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) are undergoing a scheduled five year review and possible revision. Established ASEAN norms of consensus decision making and non-interference in the internal affairs of member states have limited the mandate of the region’s overarching human…

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Regional Human Rights Declarations and Conventions around the World

September 25, 2012

By: Dipo Djungdjungan Suma

In November, head of states of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will gather in Phnom Penh for the 21st ASEAN Summit. There, they are expected to adopt the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD), which will represent a major milestone in the struggle for human…

Election Access Lessons Learned from around the World

August 10, 2012

When Madeline went to vote in the Dominican Republic’s presidential election last May, she needed help to get through the door with her wheelchair because the ramps were poorly constructed at the polling place.

She was carried to the second floor only to learn that she was not at the…