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GLBT Reject Human Rights Document

in CAMBODIA, 25/11/2012

On the fringes of the ASEAN meeting in the Cambodia capital, GLBT rights groups have flatly rejected the so so-called “Human Rights Declaration” agreed by members of the group. National, regional, and international civil society groups are calling upon ASEAN Member States to postpone the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which is not worthy of its name.

The organizations vow to reject the Declaration if it is adopted with its current text. Instead, they urge ASEAN Member States to send the draft back to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) with instruction to revise it so that it accords with international human rights law.

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