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ASEAN: Regional Forum Adopts Counterterrorism Work Plan; Rules for Emergency Group Also Approved

(Aug. 6, 2009) On July 23, 2009, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, or ARF, adopted the ARF Work Plan for Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime. The ARF comprises the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations – Brunei Darusssalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – plus Australia, […]

ASEAN: Regional Human Rights Body for Southeast Asia

(July 31, 2009) A new institution devoted to human rights in southeast Asia has been endorsed by the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights will be established in October 2009. Speaking on July 22, 2009, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, […]

ASEAN: Charter Signed

(Dec. 2, 2007) During their 13th summit, held from November 18-22, 2007, Members of ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations, consisting of Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) signed a charter setting out ASEAN's principles and rules as well as a declaration indicating their intention to implement […]