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Singapore re-appoints Dr Shashi Jayakumar as representative to AICHR

10/01/2022 06:52 PM

By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, Jan 10  -- Singapore has re-appointed Dr Shashi Jayakumar as the republic’s Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) for a second term from Jan 1, 2022 to Dec 31, 2024, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Dr Jayakumar is currently the Head of the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS), and the Executive Coordinator for Future Issues and Technology at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, the ministry said in a statement today. 

He was a member of the Singapore Administrative Service from 2002 to 2017, and a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy from 2011 to 2014, it said.

The AICHR is an organ of ASEAN established in accordance with the ASEAN Charter as the overarching human rights institution in ASEAN with overall responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights. 

In line with its Terms of Reference, the AICHR developed an ASEAN Human Rights Declaration which was adopted by the ASEAN Leaders at the 21st ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh in November 2012.

Meanwhile, Associate Professor Eugene Tan has also been reappointed as Singapore’s Alternate Representative to the AICHR for a second term.

Tan is an Associate Professor of Law at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU), said MFA. 

He was educated at the National University of Singapore, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Stanford University, where he was a Fulbright Fellow. 

Tan served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore’s 12th Parliament from 2012 to 2014, said the ministry.

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