2nd Public Debate and Iftar
Representative of Indonesia to the AICHR in cooperation with
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
“Towards a Pro-Migrant Workers ASEAN Community Post-2015”
Monday, 29 June 2015
Erasmus Huis, Jakarta
PANEL OF SPEAKERS FROM
1. Relevant Government Agencies/Ministries of Indonesia, such as:
2. Indonesian Representatives to ASEAN Human Rights Bodies and Committees, including:
3. National Human Rights Institutions:
4. Civil Society Organisations (CSOs)/Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
5. Trade Unions and Migrant Workers Associations such as ASETUC and its members in Indonesia
6. ASEAN Dialogue Partners
7. Diplomatic Missions in Jakarta especially countries that receiving countries forIndonesian Migrant Workers (BMI), such as
8. UN country Representatives and its Specialised Agencies, such as:
9. Human Rights and ASEAN Study Centres
11. Think Tank Organisations
Erasmus Huis Jakarta
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav S-3, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan
Latest 25 June 2015
The Foundational Course on Children’s Rights is an introduction to the international framework on children’s rights and how it is implemented and applied in the ASEAN Region. Participants will benefit from an overview of international laws and regional mechanisms on children, including the evolution of such laws and updates on recent legal developments, as well as relevant aspects of child developmental psychology.
Should you be interested in participating, kindly fill out the attached Registration Form and send it to Lea Barron at email@example.com and Klarise Estorninos at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no tuition fee for this course. Participants, however, must shoulder their airfare, accommodations, meals, and travel expenses. Limited scholarships for all expenses are available. Slots are limited so please send your applications by June 1, 2015
Date & Venue:
Bangkok, Thailand from June 15-19, 2015
Special Meeting of the AICHR
French association Together against the death penalty (ECPM) in collaboration with ADPAN (Anti-Death Penalty Asian Network), SUHAKAM (Human Rights Commission of Malaysia) and Bar Council Malaysia will be organising the First Regional Congress on the Death Penalty which will take place as follows:
The Congress will focus on the specific stakes of the death penalty in East and South-East Asia and particularly on the issue of the link between death penalty and drugs trafficking. This Congress will be a great opportunity to question the dissuasive power of the death penalty, as the number of drug users and global trafficking are steadily growing.
Admission to the Congress is free but registration is required as seats are limited.
Amongst the speakers are as follows:
Limited scholarships are available for overseas participants for travel and accommodation upon application to Yi Pan Regional Coordinator at email@example.com
AICHR Regional Symposium on Judicial Review and Human Rights (TBC)
This Asia regional consultation is an attempt to bring together human rights defenders, journalists, bloggers and other stakeholders from all over Asia to discuss, debate, understand and identify solutions for this urgent human rights challenge, particularly on the intersection between freedoms of expression and religion.
Registration is now open for the 14th International Human Rights Colloquium, a conference that since 2001 has brought together human rights activists and defenders from the Global South in São Paulo. The event will take place from May 24-29.
This year, considering the intensified use of protests as a strategy for voicing social demands in various countries, the central theme of the Colloquium will be the relationship between human rights and the streets.
“This is a relevant and contemporary issue in the North and the South, in democratic and authoritarian regimes, in developed and developing countries,” explained Ana Cernov, coordinator of the South-South program at Conectas.
“We want to debate how causes are transformed into mobilizations, how to deal with repression and how to guarantee rights and freedoms on the streets. We also want to discuss how and why organizations engage in demonstrations and how they combine this participation with the work of research and advocacy. These are decisive questions for the future of the human rights movement,” she added.
For the first time, the Colloquium is being organized by Conectas in conjunction with three other organizations. CELS (Center for Legal and Social Studies) of Argentina, LRC (Legal Resources Centre) of South Africa, and KontraS of Indonesia, were invited to contribute to the choice of topics and the organization of the debates.
Considering the broader theme of the Colloquium, Human Rights and the Streets, the debates will be organized around three key topics:
Agenda of the streets :: We will attempt to provide an overview of the causes around the world that needed to take to the streets to be heard. From there, we will ask ourselves: Why are certain demands not heard by the State? What prompts movements to protest in the streets? What are the protest tactics and the forms of organization?
Right to the streets :: This second key topic will discuss state action, in particular the role of the security forces and control bodies, including the judiciary. What are the obligations of the State in guaranteeing the right to demonstrate? What has characterized state action in different contexts? Are there any channels for negotiation, participation and dialogue with the public authorities before, during and after the demonstrations? What strategies – legal, political, communication – can be used to protect the rights at stake in demonstrations?
Legacy of the streets :: The conference will also permit us to debate the impacts of the protests. How do the demands expressed on the streets lead to concrete changes? Can the demonstrations contribute to a broad discussion on the participation of society in public decision-making? Are there any new forms of democratic participation? What is the relationship between the new movements and the traditional channels of participation?
Who can participate?
Eligible candidates with experience in the field of human rights, particularly in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and also experience in the proposed topics of debate for the 14th Colloquium. On account of the theme of the event, applications are also welcome from activists and members of non-traditional groups and movements.
Candidates can apply for partial or full scholarships, which may be granted after an analysis by the Selection Committee. Registration will be open until March 10. The results will be published on March 15 on Conectas' website.
Click here to register.
The Human Rights Resource Centre is delighted to announce an upcoming discussion forum on its most recent study, Keeping the Faith*, taking place on Monday, 11 May, 2015 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, from 9am - 12pm.
The Study considers state regulation of freedom of religion and its relationship to conflict across all ten ASEAN Member States, in light of ASEAN's commitment to 'eliminate all forms of intolerance, discrimination and incitement of hatred based on religious beliefs' in Article 22 of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration. It provides a novel snapshot of the current state of freedom of thought, conscience and religion in ASEAN in order to assist in crafting appropriate policy and advocacy responses to this issue.
The findings of both the Thai and Myanmar country reports will be presented at this event and we will be joined by key experts to consider both challenges faced and opportunities presented in both these countries. Copies of the full report (in e-book form) will be available at this event.
All are welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org cc: Khemthong.T@chula.ac.th by Thursday, 7 May 2015.
HRRC has a modest budget to support the participation of civil society from Myanmar to come to Bangkok for this event. Please contact me directly at email@example.com, should you be interested
18th Meeting of the AICHR from 6 to 9 May 2015 in Jakarta.
ACSC/APF 2015, 21 - 24 April 2015
Wisma MCA, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF) is an annual forum of CSOs in ASEAN, which is normally held parallel to the ASEAN Summit of Heads of State. The first ACSC/APF started in 2005 in Shah Alam, Malaysia when Malaysia under the premiership of Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, was the chair of ASEAN.
Participants of this forum come from civil society organisations, NGOs, people’s organisations, and people’s movements. In this meeting, CSOs bring up broad issues from different sectors and concerns, such as human rights, development, trade, environment, youth, and culture, affecting many countries in the region.
Since 2005, the ACSC/APF have been a critical platform for civil society to deliberate about the challenges faced as a region especially in promoting peoples participation in good governance and citizenship and the promotion and protection of human rights, the rule of law, democracy and peace at local and regional levels. It brings together ASEAN civil society that represents a cross-section of the peoples and holds ASEAN governments accountable as they deliberate on the future of the region, especially on the direction and processes of regional integration.
The ACSC/APF in 2015 is of particular importance and significance in view of: