[Report] Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in South Asia: Past efforts and ways forward
23 June 2021 10:00 am
FORUM-ASIA is proud to present Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in South Asia: Past efforts and ways forward.
The report presents the varied snapshots of the human rights situations across South Asian counties, the need for a regional human rights mechanism, progress that has been made and opportunities moving forward.
It is crucial that a regional human rights mechanism is established in a region home to almost two billion people. A regional mechanism has the potential to bridge international human rights standards and national mechanisms.
A regional mechanism is necessary to assist in the implementation of internationally recognised human rights norms and standards at the national levels, and to facilitate a regional solution to a human rights problem that triggers regional consequences.
Greater protection of human rights within a region can ultimately result in enhanced regional peace, security and development. There is a strong incentive for governments to promote and protect human rights regionally when severe violations of people’s rights can lead to conflicts and instability in neighbouring countries.
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This report was produced with the assistance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).