Amidst South China Sea Territorial Disputes, Philippine President Emphasises Cooperation Between US and the Philippines

Manila, 17 January 2016—From the 15th to the 17th of January, the East West Center (EWC) and East-West Center Association (EWCA) held an international conference in Manila on the theme “Bridging Diverse Cultures towards an Inclusive Asia Pacific Community.” The conference provided an opportunity for EWC alumni to update their knowledge of the region as […]

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INFID’s End of Year Seminar: “ASEAN is Us: INFID’s Notes on ASEAN Performance”

Jakarta, 17 December 2015—This year, the End of Year Seminar of the International NGO Forum on Indonesia Development (INFID) focused on evaluating ASEAN’s performance in involving the public; protecting, promoting, and respecting human rights; and preparing for the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community. The event was attended by representatives of relevant ministries of the […]

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Seminar on Rules-Based ASEAN Highlights Symbiotic Relationship Between “ASEAN Way” and Rules-Based ASEAN

Singapore, 10 December 2015—With the ASEAN Charter, the 10 ASEAN Member States established the legal status and institutional framework for ASEAN. The Charter envisages a “rules-based” regime that adheres to principles of rule of law, democracy and good governance, even as the region continues to observe the “ASEAN Way.” As the ASEAN moves toward the […]

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ASEAN Integrated Community and Human Rights from Youth Perspective

Jakarta, 23 November 2015—The Raffles Institution kindly invited the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC) to meet with students participating in its Global Studies Program during their visit to Jakarta. The Program is an inter-disciplinary one for selected year 5 students (17-18 years old), which encompasses social sciences, area studies and other disciplines which contribute to the study […]

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Prevention of Mass Atrocities: A Little Known but Crucial Responsibility to be Implemented in Indonesia

Jakarta, 12 November 2015—The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) at the University of Queensland and the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) held a Roundtable Expert Meeting on “Developing and strengthening national mechanisms for mass atrocities prevention in Indonesia.” The half-day meeting was attended by representatives from research organizations, Indonesia’s National Human […]

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Professor Harkristuti Harkrisnowo Speaks at International Rule of Law Seminar

Kuala Lumpur, 30 July 2015—Prof. Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, HRRC Acting Executive Director, was invited to the “PGA Parliamentary South-East Asia Sub-Regional Seminar on the International Rule of Law and the Protection of Civilians” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-30 July 2015. The event was hosted by Hon. YB Datuk Ronald Kiandee, the Deputy Speaker of the […]

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Law Faculty of Udayana University and HRRC Host Studium Generale on International Criminal Law

Denpasar, 30 January 2015—The Master of Laws Program of the Law Faculty of Udayana University held in cooperation with the HRRC a Studium Generale on International Criminal Law. In her remarks preceding the lecture, Dr. Ni Kt. Supasti Dharmawan, SH.,M.Hum.,LLM, Head of the Master of Laws Program, expressed her appreciation of the event and noted […]

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HRRC Attends AICHR’s “Workshop on Regional Mechanisms: Best Practices on Implementation of Human Rights”

Bangkok, 18 November 2014—The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) is the newest regional human rights mechanism and is also the first sub-regional human rights commission in the Asian region. Since it was established in 2009, the AICHR has played an important role in promoting human rights in the region. However, many challenges remain. […]

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North Korea May Invite Darusman to Visit

North Korea may give Marzuki Darusman, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the chance to visit their country in exchange for changes in a General Assembly resolution condemning the country’s human rights record. “I’ve been able to meet with the DPRK officially yesterday afternoon for the first […]

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AICHR Convenes Follow-Up Workshop on Post Millennium Development Goals 2015 and Human Rights

Jakarta, 16 October 2014—Civil society actors, including the Human Rights Resource Centre, attended the AICHR Follow-Up Workshop on Post Millennium Development Goals 2015 and Human Rights at Four Seasons Hotel, Jakarta, on 15-16 October 2014. The workshop was conducted by the AICHR and hosted by Pak Rafendi Djamin to develop common approaches to the newly emerging Sustainable Development […]

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