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2009 Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children

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ACWC TOR

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Date of Adoption 22/10/2009
Place of Adoption Cha-Am, Thailand, 2nd Meeting of the ASEAN Socio-Community Council
Issued/Adopted by Adopted by the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council
Dispute settlement provisions

Paragraph 10.7:

“Any difference concerning the interpretation of the TOR which cannot be resolved shall be referred to the AMMSWD.”

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Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Paragraph 10.1:

“This TOR shall come into force upon the approval of the [ASEAN Ministerial Meeting for Social Welfare and Development] AMMSWD.”

(Note: It is unusual for a Terms of Reference to have an entry into force provision. CIL researchers have not been able to verify the approval of the TOR by the AMMSWD.)

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ASEAN States
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Viet Nam
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2016-2025 ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on Elimination of Violence Against Children

2016-2025 ASEAN Regional Plan of Action on the Elimination of Violence against Women

2015 ASEAN Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

2013 The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Elimination of Violence Against Children in ASEAN

2012-2016 The ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children Work Plan

2010 Rules of Procedure for the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (draft)

2009 ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint

2004-2010 Vientiane Action Programme

1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child

1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The ASEAN Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights and Women and Children (ACWC) was established in implementation of measure 1.1.4.7 of the 2004 Vientiane Action Programme.

On the ACWC’s relationship with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights, see para 7.7:

“7.7. The ACWC shall coordinate with AICHR and other relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies dealing with issues pertaining to women and children including consultations on the ultimate alignment between the ACWC and the AICHR as the overarching human rights institution in ASEAN.”