|Activists from South Asia Discuss on Gwangju Declarations in Sri Lanka|
|Date : 2018-10-17 Hit : 99|
In the partnership with 518기념재단 The May 18 Memorial Foundation, Hong Kong-based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) organized a three-day-long meeting in Sri Lanka from October 13-15, 2018.
The main purpose of the meeting was to spread the message of three Asian/Gwangju Declarations - Right to Justice, Right to Culture and Right to Peace - and discuss about its relevance for the implementation.
The participants of the meeting were human rights and democracy activists and journalists from South Asian Countries, including Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
The declarations were jointly made by the Foundation and AHRC in Gwangju in May 2018 on the 20th Anniversary of the Asian Human Rights Charter. The declarations are a supplement to the charter, which is inspired by the the Spirit of May 18 Democratization Movement 1980, and was declared in Gwangju, South Korea on 17 May, 1998.
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