Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN

David Cohen, Director of the War Crimes Center at U.C. Berkeley, has recently announced the launch of a new Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN (HRRCA). This effort, aimed at strengthening the ASEAN Intergovernmental Human Rights Commission, is based at the University of Jakarta and includes a network of other faculties throughout the region. I'm still skeptical about the AIHRC, but this is a very welcome development. The fact that it is a dedicated center rather than just intermittent technical "trainings" or conferences means it will hopefully be more sustainable. Read the article here.

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