Press Statement No. 33-2021_Virtual Forum on 9 September in Conjunction with SUHAKAM Day 2021

Kenyataan Media

KUALA LUMPUR (8 SEPTEMBER 2021)   –   The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) commemorates the 22nd year of its ‘birth’, since its Founding Act was gazetted by Parliament on 9 September 1999. SUHAKAM has come a long way since it began operations in April 2000. It has faced many challenges, encountered setbacks, achieved important milestones and learnt many lessons over the past two decades. In the same period, there has been significant advances, opening up of spaces and horizons have widened, where human rights laws, policies, customs and practices are debated relatively openly and transparently at every level of society.

This year’s celebration is a significant milestone, in view of the successful retention of its ‘A’ status following the re-accreditation process by the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of the National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). The SCA’s recommendation for it to be reaccredited ‘A’ status, signifies SUHAKAM’s compliance with the Paris Principles, and international recognition of its legitimacy as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). Even so, SCA had provided recommendations for further improvement of SUHAKAM to safeguard its effectiveness and independence.

In conjunction with SUHAKAM Day 2021, SUHAKAM will be holding a virtual forum on 9 September 2021, Thursday at 1.45pm via Zoom platform. The forum aims to share the outcome of SUHAKAM’s 2021 re-accreditation, gauge views on the importance of the re-accreditation process, and identify ways forward to implement the SCA’s recommendations with support from partners and stakeholders in line with Malaysia’s commitment to Target 16.a of the SDG which denotes the State’s commitment to “Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime”.

Members of the public are invited to partake in the 2021 SUHAKAM Day Celebration by completing the registration form at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grD0tE9Pw43q8yVZxPbsyRUPGfCgy

-TAMAT-

Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

8 September 2021

Media queries: Contact Mrs. Norashikin Hamzah at 03-2612 5687 / 019-621 5336 or shikin@suhakam.org.my

Kenyataan Media

KUALA LUMPUR (8 SEPTEMBER 2021)   –   The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) commemorates the 22nd year of its ‘birth’, since its Founding Act was gazetted by Parliament on 9 September 1999. SUHAKAM has come a long way since it began operations in April 2000. It has faced many challenges, encountered setbacks, achieved important milestones and learnt many lessons over the past two decades. In the same period, there has been significant advances, opening up of spaces and horizons have widened, where human rights laws, policies, customs and practices are debated relatively openly and transparently at every level of society.

This year’s celebration is a significant milestone, in view of the successful retention of its ‘A’ status following the re-accreditation process by the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of the National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). The SCA’s recommendation for it to be reaccredited ‘A’ status, signifies SUHAKAM’s compliance with the Paris Principles, and international recognition of its legitimacy as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI). Even so, SCA had provided recommendations for further improvement of SUHAKAM to safeguard its effectiveness and independence.

In conjunction with SUHAKAM Day 2021, SUHAKAM will be holding a virtual forum on 9 September 2021, Thursday at 1.45pm via Zoom platform. The forum aims to share the outcome of SUHAKAM’s 2021 re-accreditation, gauge views on the importance of the re-accreditation process, and identify ways forward to implement the SCA’s recommendations with support from partners and stakeholders in line with Malaysia’s commitment to Target 16.a of the SDG which denotes the State’s commitment to “Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime”.

Members of the public are invited to partake in the 2021 SUHAKAM Day Celebration by completing the registration form at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grD0tE9Pw43q8yVZxPbsyRUPGfCgy

-TAMAT-

Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)

8 September 2021

Media queries: Contact Mrs. Norashikin Hamzah at 03-2612 5687 / 019-621 5336 or shikin@suhakam.org.my

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