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Saturday, 7 December 2013


Malaysia recently underwent the second UPR Review on Oct 24, 2013. During the session at the Geneva based Human Rights Council, 104 UN member states made 249 specific comments and recommendations which are recorded in 232 paragraphs.
The UPR process which is a global peer group review by UN member states provides a global standard setting exercise. This process enables the nation state to review each other and be held accountable for human rights compliance. Each country makes global commitments and therefore is morally and legally obligated to fulfil the obligations they agree to.
For the 2013 Human Rights Day event Proham is jointly organising a discussion with Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) on this theme of setting human rights priorities for Malaysia for the period 2014 to 2018. Malaysia will undergo a three UPR in 2018 and therefore we can collectively ensure Malaysia fulfils its obligations.
Date:                 Dec 9, 2013 (Mon)
Time:                 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue               15th Floor, Menara Manulife,  No. 6, Jalan Gelenggang,
                          Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur,
In this discussion:-
We will appreciate Malaysia’s achievements and critically review the weakness, gaps and draw out some pointers toward the formulation of a human rights action plan for Malaysia.
We will review the UPR comments and recommendations by member UN nations and draw out a priority list for Malaysia’s focus.
We will reflect critically on Malaysia’s slowness and non-ratification of remaining 6 core human rights conventions and chart an action plan
We appreciate Malaysia’s global commitments for human rights in Asean and the International stage through a number of good initiatives such as GMM and note future commitments
We recognise the importance of Human Rights from an Islamic perspective and note the commitments made by the OIC through its Independent Human Rights Commission and its commitment through UN Resolution 16/18 on Combating intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization…”
UPR Review and implications for Malaysian Human Rights Agenda - Datuk Dr Denison Jayasooria (Proham Secretary General)
Malaysia & Ratification of UN Human Rights Conventions - Dr Lin Mui Kiang (Former UN Coordination Specialist)
Islam and Human Rights - Prof Dr Shad Faruqi  (UITM)
Malaysia, OIC Human Rights Commission & Commitments - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raihanah Abdullah Director, UM Centre for Civilisational Dialogue
Malaysia’s Asean & International Human Rights Obligations - Tan Sri Michael Yeoh (ASLI & CPPS)
Moderator: Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah, CEO, GMM
For registration please confirm participation with Rama Ramanathan For directions and parking please contact: GMM Tel: 03-2095 1115

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