This year, the annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Summer Institute) will be held on 10-12 August 2016 in Bali, Indonesia. The conference component, to be held over the course of two days, will focus on the theme “Examining the Rights Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community.” It will be followed by an optional side event, specifically a Studium Generale or public forum at Udayana University on the theme “Risks and Opportunities: The Rights of the Youth in the AEC.”
The fundamental objective of the Summer Institute this year is to provide ASEAN Secretariat officials, relevant ASEAN bodies (ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ACWC, ACMW, relevant ASEAN sectoral bodies), and experts from the academia and civil society with a platform to discuss the AEC and its interconnection with other ASEAN Community pillars and principles, including those enshrined in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, in order to ensure a harmonized, coordinated regional approach to the prevention of and response to increased human rights risks.
The Summer Institute is organised by the Human Rights Resource Centre, WSD HANDA Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University, Udayana University and East West Center. The event is supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore.