In the Asia Pacific
Thursday, 06 December 2007 01:33


As in other regions of the world, human rights defenders in Asia Pacific face numerous obstacles and challenges. In the absence of a regional human rights body, ISHR views national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and their regional association, the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) as having a particular role and responsibility in ensuring the protection of human rights defenders.


ISHR has therefore focussed its work in Asia Pacific on capacity building activities for national human rights institutions and on strengthening NGO access to the Asia Pacific Forum and its Advisory Council of Jurists.




Strengthening the capacity of NHRIs


In recent years, ISHR has carried out training courses on a sub-regional basis for national institutions of West Asia and South-East Asia. The courses focussed on the Paris Principles, on the role of NHRIs in protecting human rights defenders and on the use of the international human rights system.



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