Malaysia received praises for its socio-economic development and achievement of MDG targets, however on other aspects pertaining to civil and political rights dimensions Malaysia was asked to strive for higher compliance with global human rights standards.A total of 232 recommendations were addressed to Malaysia. The UN document : “Draft report of the Working group on the Universal Periodic Review – Malaysia (A/HRC/WG.6/17/L.8) dated Oct 28, 2013 provides a summary report of all the presentations and a list of the recommendations.
Please refer to : http://www.upr-info.org/IMG/pdf/a_hrc_wg.6_17_l.8_malaysia.pdf
This Proham Post UPR - Discussion will provide an opportunity to determine:-
· What were the major human rights challenges identified by member UN countries?
· What were Malaysia’s responses to the issues highlighted?
· What are the 232 recommendations and which of these did Malaysia agree to adopt for the next few years before the next UPR?
· What are areas which we feel Malaysia should focus over the next five years (2014- 2017/18)?
Therefore our discussion will undertake a review, analysis and chart the way forward in determining what is the key agenda for the promotion and protection of human rights in Malaysia especially is setting a national plan of action for human rights in Malaysia (2014- 2017/18)
Date: Nov 14, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 8pm till 10.30pm
Venue: Bilik Bunga Mawar 1st Floor, Bangunan Utama/HQ MBPJ,
Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya
Ms Juanita Lourdes Joseph (UN Malaysia Special Coordinator) (Invited)Tan Sri Hasmy Agam ( Suhakam Chairman) or representative (Invited)
Mr Andrew Khoo (Bar Council Human Rights Committee)Panel discussion moderated by Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General)
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