ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) is membership-based organisation of like-minded parliamentarians and ‘influential persons’ that represents regional responses, innovative means, and alternative solutions to address human rights concerns. Established in June 2013, APHR’s missions are to:
a) Respond to human rights issues in the region.
b) Oversee the compliance of states’ accountability, including its human rights institutions, to their human rights obligations.
c) Engage key actors including civil society and victims of human rights, and relevant bodies on human rights at the national, regional, and international level by holding an effective regular dialogue, and expanding influences with other parliamentarian members in ASEAN and beyond.
d) Strengthen the institutional capacity of APHR and its members.