Work based on Mandates
The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Division supports the Commission, in terms of advising and assisting the Government in formulating policies, practice and administrative procedures, particularly on issues relating to economic, social and cultural rights. The recommendations and guidance shall be consistent with the international human rights standards.
Examples of its past work include research and publication on the Report On Transgender Persons In KL And Selangor 2019, Report on Care Services for Older Persons and Support for Caregivers 2015, The Right to Education for Children with Learning Disabilities, Focusing on Primary Education 2015, Strategic Framework on a National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights for Malaysia 2015, and Report on Human Rights and Access to Equitable Healthcare 2011.
The Division’s current work focus are on Indigenous Peoples, business and its impacts on human rights, transgender and statelessness. The Division is working closely with the relevant Ministry and/or agency to identify and develop solutions to enable basic needs including access to healthcare, education and work for the vulnerable communities are met. In line with the Law Minister’s announcement on 24 June 2019, the Division is following up and ready to support the Government to develop the country’s first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (NAPBHR).