The Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights is a regionally based workshop held in partnership with organizations in Southeast Asia to consider key IHL and human rights issues, past and present, facing the region. Established in 2008, the Summer Institute is designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines and is best suited to those working within the Asia Pacific region, whose work has an Asia Pacific focus, or who wish to engage in comparative analysis regarding the application of IHL and human rights instruments as they apply in historical and political context of the region.
The fourth annual Summer Institute will take place over a two-week period, beginning with seven days of course work in Singapore, and ending with a field-trip component in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This year’s course will focus on the rights of women and children in wartime and in peace. In keeping with the rationale behind the establishment of the Summer Institute, the curriculum will focus primarily on case studies from Asia-Pacific countries, while encouraging comparative exploration with other regions of the world.
Further information on the course content, including a draft course outline and the complete faculty roster, will be posted on the Summer Institute 2011 webpage shortly. Prospective participants should continue to check the East-West Center website for updates later in the spring. Specific inquiries may be sent via email to: summerinstitute@
Participants will be taught by a faculty of experts from the region.
To inquire about the program contact Penelope Van Tuyl (Coordinator) at summerinstitute@