Jakarta, 4 May 2013 — The HRRC, together with its partners, will be holding the 6th Annual Summer Institute on 12-15 August in Bali, Indonesia.
In previous years, the purpose of the Summer Institute has been to provide human rights professionals, mostly working in Southeast Asia, with a forum for discussion about a topic of key concern to the region. In addition to inviting a number of guest lecturers and panelists to speak, active participation has been expected from the participants, many of whom themselves have distinguished careers in human rights.
This year, rather than keeping to the usual two-week format, the Summer Institute will be an intensive program spanning four working days. Participants being invited to attend are predominantly from the ASEAN Secretariat, the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW), and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC). The primary purpose of this workshop will be to provide members of the key ASEAN Commissions with opportunity to engage in policy-level discussions relating to economic migration, and to consider the views of a small number of key experts working in the fields of labour law, trafficking in persons, asylum, citizenship and refugee rights, and child rights in migration.