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National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Challenges of Protection
July 13 - July 14
Deadline of Abstract Submission: 28 February 2017
Asia Centre invites the submission of abstracts on the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights. We welcome submissions from specialists in this field, including by former and current practitioners in the region’s NHRIs.
The unique position of the NHRIs between the government and civil society provide opportunities and at the same time dilemmas in protecting human rights in the region. Their capacity to investigate human rights violations, to conduct national inquiries or public hearings and to secure remedies for human rights victims are often questioned.
This conference aims to serve as a platform for representatives from NHRIs, academics, researchers, students and civil society interested in the topic to explore, through evidence based research, the potentials, challenges and opportunities of these Southeast Asian NHRIs and their contribution to human rights protection in the region. It seeks to explore their protection roles at the national, regional and international levels.
- NHRIs, international human rights system and networks
- NHRIs in the national context
- NHRIs and regional human rights system and networks
- NHRIs and human rights protection
- Convene researchers working on human rights in Southeast Asia
- Exchange views among the authors researching the NHRIs in Southeast Asia
- Publish the outcomes in a special issue journal and/or an edited book
- Contribute to the academic literature on NHRIs and human rights in Southeast Asia.