Workshop on the Implementation of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Environment and Climate Change

On 26-27 September 2015,  AICHR organized a Workshop on the Implementation of Human Rights Obligations Relating to the Environment and Climate Change in Mandalay, Myanmar with the support from the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument on Human Rights Facility (READI HRF). It was attended by more than 60 participants including the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Mr John Knox, Human Right Experts Dr Vitit Muntabhorn, Commissioner of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Dr Dinah Shelton, Representatives to AICHR, Representative to ACWC, Representatives of the National Human Rights institutions, Government officials, Representatives of the Supreme Court of the philippines, Representatives of Civil Society Organizations and academia. Results and Recommendation of the workshop will be posted in the AICHR website



READI has been completed – Website will remain online

The four-year READI programme has been completed in August 2015. We would like to thank all our partners in ASEAN and the EU for their support in making READI so highly successful.

A READI Human Rights Facility will begin in August 2015 and will carry on the work initiated under READI’s Component 6, and a follow-up READI programme with a wide scope of policy areas is scheduled start in the near future.

This website will no longer be updated, but will remain online to serve as a database for activities carried out by READI in the period 2011-2015.


Forthcoming READI Activities


Component Number

Activity Number



November 2013-May 2015

Component 3: Science & Technology  3.2.1 ASEAN On-going Activities of Green Energy Network of Excellence (ANEGER)

January 2014-May 2015

Component 3: Science & Technology  3.2.2 ASEAN On-going Activities of Food Security Network of Excellence (COMMOD)


Component 3: Science & Technology  3.2.4 ASEAN Study on APASTI and ASEAN Dialogue Partners


Component 6: Human Rights 6.3.1 ASEAN** Institutional Strengthening of the ACWC


Component 6: Human Rights 6.3.2 Indonesia** Setting Performance Standard on ASEAN Integrative Child Protection System: A Baseline Study (ACWC)


Component 6: Human Rights 6.3.3 Lao PDR and ASEAN** Regional Review of the Management and Treatment of Trafficked Women and Children - Striving for Consistent, Comprehensive and Complementary Treatment: Conducting a review (ACWC)


Component 6: Human Rights 6.4.2 ASEAN** Publication(s) of information to be collected from ASEAN Member States pertaining to the ASCC Blueprint and the ALM's Work Program 2010-2015 concerning the pre-departure information and literature for migrant workers and safe migration campaigns (ACMW)


Component 6: Human Rights 6.3.6 Philippines** Regional Seminar with SOMTC Working Group on TIP on the improvement of border controls and strengthening the capacity of immigration agencies in ASEAN with a special emphasis on the linkages between irregular migration and trafficking (ACMW)

April 2015*

Component 3: Science & Technology 3.2.1 Bangkok, Thailand Workshop of ANEGER Network of Excellence

9-10 April 2015

Component 4: Disaster Management 4.2.2 Jakarta, Indonesia Workshop on Implementation of M&E Indicators for AADMER

May 2015*

Component 6: Human Rights 6.3.4 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Inter-Ministerial Workshop on Gender Issues in Climate Change and Its Adaptation (ACW)

4-6 May 2015

Component 9: Maritime Cooperation 9.1.2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Second ASEAN-EU High Level Dialogue on Maritime Cooperation

21-22 May 2015

Component 3: Science & Technology 3.2.2 Phuket, Thailand Workshop of COMMOD Network of Excellence

25-26 May 2015

Component 3: Science & Technology 3.2.1 Phuket, Thailand Workshop of ANEGER Network of Excellence

24-25 June 2015

Component 10: Election Observation 10.1.1 Manila, Philippines Workshop on Election Observation 

1-3 July 2015

Component 8: Climate Change 8.1.3 Bangkok, Thailand Third EU-ASEAN Roundtable on Climate Change and Support to Regional Forum on Climate Change

20-22 July 2015

Component 6: Human Rights 6.4.1 Jakarta, Indonesia Elements to be incorporated in the Draft Convention - Joint Workshop on Human Rights-based Approach to Combat TIP, especially Women and Children (AICHR)


*     Exact dates to be confirmed.

**   Exact location(s) to be confirmed.

*** Activity to be confirmed.



ComMod Final Event

Final meeting of the READI-supported ComMod Pilot Network of Excellence in Food Security Research.

The Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) supported Pilot Network in Food Security Research held its fourth and final workshop on 21 and 22 May in Phuket/Thailand. The 15 participants discussed application scenarios for the companion modeling-supported integrative and systemic perspective on health. The group’s deliberations started with the recognition that health issues (e.g. re-emerging diseases like rabies) are always more than just a human, an animal or an environmental problem. Instead, these aspects are frequently interwoven and also intricately social. Doing justice to this fact means that a variety of problems, perspectives and stakeholders have to be taken into account when trying to elaborate comprehensive public health responses to health challenges. Participatory modeling can be a technique to cope with the complexity of this endeavour, engaging stakeholders to produce reliable and shared representations of reality (models), which then serve to modify this reality. In order to deepen the group’s knowledge of this approach and related relevant techniques, Prof. Bruce Wilcox, eco-health expert at Mahidol University in Bangkok, outlined the history and core concepts of systems thinking. The participants then developed and visualised systemic representations of major animal health-related challenges in their countries.



ANEGER Final Event

ANEGER Pilot Network of Excellence in Green Energy Research workshop back-to-back to the ASEAN Committee of Science & Technology sessions.

The Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) supported Pilot Network in Green Energy Research (ANEGER) held its fourth and final workshop on 25 and 26 May in Phuket/Thailand. The event took place in parallel to the May 2015 edition of the ASEAN Committee for Science and Technology (COST). On 25 May, the ANEGER coordinators were invited to present the Network to the ASEAN COST Sub-Committee on Sustainable Energy Research, which welcomed the initiative and encouraged its continuation.



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