The Asia-Pacific region is the only area of the world without. a
human rights regime. This piece evaluates current NGO proposals.
Since 1982, regional workshops have been held between Asia-
Pacific state representatives under the aegis of the United Nations. The
most recent was held in Tehran from February 28 to March 2 1998. At that
meeting it was agreed that the first building block for a regional regime
would be a technical cooperation program to further develop national
human rights structures and education programs. This approach would
help to foster local human rights protection, and explore the possibilities of
regional co-operation by identifying the issues of concern common to the
"NGO Proposals for an Asia-Pacific Human Rights System,"
Yale Human Rights and Development Journal:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol1/iss1/7