IGM Project - Baseline Assessment

Intergovernmental Mechanisms Project - Baseline Assessment

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) constitute an essential bridge between the State, civil society as well as the regional and international human rights mechanisms. In particular, the Paris Principles envision NHRIs to cooperate with regional institutions that are competent in the area of promotion and protection of human rights. As such, NHRIs can play a crucial role with regional or sub-regional inter-governmental mechanisms (IGMs) in bringing attention to relevant human rights issues and priorities and shaping regional dialogue and cooperation in those areas.  

As part of the APF’s Action titled “Increased Engagement of Selected Asian and Pacific Inter-Governmental Mechanisms on Human Rights Issues, in Collaboration with NHRIs” funded by the European Union, a baseline assessment was conducted to assess the current level, type and sentiments of engagement of NHRIs and IGMs representatives in the South-East Asia and Pacific sub-regions.

The baseline assessment covered six (6) NHRIs in the South-East Asia sub-region (namely, NHRIs of Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Timor-Leste) and five (5) NHRIs in the Pacific (Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa, and Tuvalu) and their engagement with the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), respectively.

Based on the Logical Framework of the Action, the baseline indicators were grouped around five (5) broad areas of knowledge and awareness; current practice of engagement; attitude and sentiments; common interests; and current capacity. Under each of the areas, relevant indicators and their baseline values were calculated as evident in the data.  

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How did we do?

Introducing the Intergovernmental Mechanisms Project

NHRI engagement with regional mechanisms