The Sixth International Conference

Peace and Human Rights in the Context of Contemporary Global Crises.


Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Fuadi Pitsuwan
Dr. Fuadi Pitsuwan
Keynote Speaker
Teresita Quintos Deles
Teresita Quintos Deles
Keynote Speaker






Research and Education for Peace, Universiti Sains Malaysia   View map



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

Peace and Human Rights in the Context of Contemporary Global Crises.

SEAHRN’s flagship program, The International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in ASEAN/Southeast Asia has been bringing together academics, researchers, graduate students, CSOs, governments and inter-governmental representatives who work on a greater understanding of and action for peace and human rights in Southeast Asia and beyond. Since 2009, it has been as a meaningful platform for knowledge generation, problematization, and dissemination among wide-range academics, students and related stakeholders.

After a six-year hiatus, the 6th International Conference will be held on 13-14 August 2024, in Penang, Malaysia. In partnership with the Research and Education for Peace at Universiti Sains Malaysia (REPUSM), the theme for this year is “Peace and Human Rights in the Context of Contemporary Global Crises”. It is supported by the Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research & Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia Program (SHAPE-SEA), Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The main objective is to generate and support critical perspectives and discourses on issues and lived experiences impacted by today’s challenges throughout the world. We aim to draw upon nexus of national, regional and international human rights and peace principles, values, and perspectives.

Through this Conference, we aim to inspire a community of peace and human rights champions through:

Community Engagement

  • Fostering community discussions and dialogues on human rights and peace.
  • Encouraging community members to share their experiences and perspectives, promoting empathy and understanding.

Academic Advocacy and Activism

  • Encouraging individuals to engage in advocacy and activism for human rights and peace.
  • Supporting and promoting organizations working on critical issues and areas in Southeast Asia.

Rights-based and Action-oriented Learning

  • Utilizing participatory learning methods to actively engage individuals in the learning process.
  • Facilitating open discussions and the sharing of personal experiences.

Everyone is invited to develop and submit individual paper and/or parallel panel proposals for review consideration by our Academic Committee. Presentations should reflect the following Conference Themes:

  • Women, Peace and Security Agenda
  • Climate Change
  • Business, Human Rights and Peace
  • Academic Freedom
  • Conflict Transformation and Peace Process
  • Global Governance and Democracy
  • Global Health and Human Rights
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Marginalized Groups
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law

You have until 15 April 2024 (extended to 17 May 2024, 12 p.m. Bangkok/Jakarta Time) to submit as many proposals as you want!


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