HRRC Announces the 7th Summer Institute on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Jakarta, 24 July 2014—The Human Rights Resource Centre today announces its seventh annual Summer Institute on International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (Summer Institute), to be held from the 12th to the 15th of August, in Bali, Indonesia, together with Udayana University.

This year’s Summer Institute centres on the theme of Violence against Women and Violence against Children in Conflict Situations and Beyond, and will include an opening address from Zainab Bangura as well as panel discussions on both the causes and consequences of such violence. It hopes to form a catalyst for greater discussion on both the provisions in the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration that relate to the rights of women and children as well as the ASEAN Declaration on the Elimination of VAW and VAC that was adopted by the ASEAN Ministers for Social Welfare in October of 2013. The Summer Institute aims to bring together practitioners, academics and members of the ASEAN human rights commissions, committee, and Secretariat, to discuss how research in this area can better impact on policy considerations and vice versa.

The Summer Institute is made possible through the generous support of the United States Government and the British Embassy in Jakarta.

For further details on the Summer Institute please download the concept note and final programme. The Faculty of Law of the Udayana University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the Summer Institute will include a panel discussion to be held at the University which will be centred on the jubilee’s theme, Global Justice and Local Wisdom.