The Fifth International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in Southeast Asia!


15-17 October 2018

Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, Philippines




Judge Raul C. Pangalangan

Activism Through Law: The Legal Path Transforms the Advocate As

15 October 2018
Grand Ballroom

Raul C. Pangalangan is a Judge of the International Criminal Court at The Hague. He taught Constitutional Law and Public International Law at the University of the Philippines College of Law, where he became a Professor and Dean. Aside from UP, he has also taught at the Harvard Law School (visiting professor), and at the Hague Academy of International Law (Lecturer and as Director of Studies). He also taught in the Philippine Judicial Academy, the official training institute for Filipino judges. He contributed to Triffterer’s Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, and has delivered the Keynote at the Salzburg Seminar on International Criminal Law. Judge Pangalangan was also a Philippine Delegate to the 1998 Rome Conference to establish the International Criminal Court.

Before he came to the Court, he also chaired the Bantay Katarungan (Sentinels of Justice), a group of public interest lawyers that filed test cases in human rights and anti-corruption. He has argued leading cases in constitutional law and international law before the Philippine Supreme Court and international arbitration bodies. His expertise has also been tapped by the International Committee of the Red Cross as an international humanitarian law expert, and in 2006, successfully challenged, before the Supreme Court, the illegal arrests made under a state of emergency. He also worked with Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC in establishing the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank.

Judge Pangalangan received his Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from Harvard Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) cum laude and LL.B. from the University of the Philippines. At Harvard, he was a Clyde Ferguson Fellow at the Human Rights Program and a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur scholar the Center for International Affairs. He won the Laylin Prize in international law for his LL.M. thesis and the Sumner Prize in international peace for his S.J.D. dissertation. He holds the Diplôme of the Hague Academy of International Law.



Kamala Chandrakirana
Occupying the Ordinary: Human Rights in the Remaking of Everyday Life

17 October 2018 10:05-11:30
Grand Ballroom

Kamala Chandrakirana is an Indonesian feminist and advocate for human rights, justice, and democracy.She led Indonesia’s national Commission on violence against women, as Secretary general (1998- 200) and Chairperson (200-2009). In November 2017, she completed 6.5 years as a mandate holder in the UN Human Rights Council’s working group on discrimination against women in law and practice. For Asia and the Pacific, she is cofounder of the Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia and Pacific and the Asia Pacific Women’s Alliance on Peace and Security. With feminist Muslims, she co-founded Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family, and co-initiated Indonesia’s national Congress of Women Ulama (KUPI). Kamala served twice on ad hoc presidential task forces to address migrant workers on death row abroad (2011) and to investigate the death of Munir, a human rights defender (2005). At Indonesia for Humanity, a human rights fund and women’s fund, she is Chair of the Board of Directors. In ELSAM, Indonesia’s human rights think tank, she is the Board’s Vice Chair. Currently, she coordinates a national coalition (KKPK) of 50+ human rights organizations and victim/survivor groups advocating for truth and justice for past human rights violations. 


SEAHRN is a consortium of human rights and peace academics and scholars from 22 university-based Southeast Asian institutions that conduct study programs, research and outreach activities on human rights, peace and conflict studies. To achieve the objective of creating a Southeast Asian culture based on human rights and peace principles, SEAHRN has been organizing the biennial SEAHRN International Conference on Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia since 2010. To date, we have brought together 1,200 academics, researchers, students, representatives from diplomatic missions, members of civil society organizations and members of government and inter-government agencies working on human rights and peace in the region.

Main Objectives

To conduct public advocacy through critical engagement with civil society actors, including inter-governmental bodies, in Southeast Asia

To achieve excellent regional academic and civil society cooperation in realizing human rights in Southeast Asia

To develop deeper understanding and enhancement of human rights knowledge through collaborative research

To strengthen higher education devoted to the study of human rights in Southeast Asia through faculty and course development


Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP)
Mahidol University
Salaya Campus, Phuttamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, 73170
Tel: 66-2-4414125 ext 400, 401
Fax: 66-2-8892151
Email: seahrn@gmail.com
Contact persons:
Mr. Joel Mark Barredo