Plenary 3

03 Aug 2016
16:45 - 18:00

Plenary 3

“Shrinking Civic Spaces in ASEAN”


  • Looking at civil society that is operating in an environment that is under threat by many ways by legal and illegal means to silence dissent
  • ASEAN Community Vision must mean a vibrant civil society that can operate in an empowering environment
  • Articulate the true state of the ASEAN people in terms of our current economic, political, social, cultural and emerging challenges that impact human rights defenders


  1. Mr. Andrew Khoo, (Bar Council), Malaysia
  2. Ms. Chak Sopheap, Cambodia Center for Human Rights (CCHR), Cambodia
  3. Ms. Chalida Tajaroensuk, People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF), Thailand
  4. Mr. Victor Mambor: (Independent Alliance of Journalist -AJI Papua), Indonesia

Moderator: Antero Bendito da Silva, P.hD.  Peace Center, Timor-Leste