Message from Chairman of the Governing Board Ong Keng Yong: Executive Director Marzuki Darusman leaves the Human Rights Resource Centre

Jakarta / Singapore, 17 February 2015—We wish to announce today the resignation of Marzuki Darusman from the post of Executive Director of the Human Rights Resource Centre.

As the Centre’s first Executive Director, Pak Marzuki helped shape the vision of the organization and its core areas of research expertise, namely, rule of law; business and human rights; and the rights of vulnerable groups.  His depth of knowledge on the human rights situation in ASEAN, coupled with his insightful understanding of the governmental response to human rights in the region enabled the Centre to develop a strong reputation as an active human rights network during its foundational years.

We wish Pak Marzuki every success in his new endeavours.  We look forward to being able to invite him back as an expert for the Centre’s seminars and workshops.

Professor Harkristuti Harkrisnowo will serve as the Acting Executive Director of the Human Rights Resource Centre until a new Executive Director is appointed.