Call for papers | 5th Conference on Human Rights
5th Conference on Human Rights
Human rights and Human Security in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The 5th Conference on Human Rights provides a platform for academics, human rights activists and practitioners to explore current human rights issues in Southeast Asia and beyond.
Dates: 24 & 25 November 2021
Venue: Online via Zoom and in person at the Conference Hall, University of Jember, East Java, Indonesia
Call for papers
The call for papers is now open for the 5th Conference on Human Rights on the theme of “Human rights and Human Security in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Submissions are open until 30 April 2021.
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the world, which does not only changes the way the state places its civil society but also changes the relationship between one country and another. In the name of the nation-State’s health and sovereignty, some countries adopted strict policies to tackle the pandemic but at the same time also violates basic rights. The right to work, freedom of expression, freedom of information, freedom of assembly, minority and vulnerable rights are some of the most troubled rights during the pandemic. In some developing countries, human rights matters even more complicated, mixed with authorianism, poverty, marginalization, and populism. Countries in Asia are the example.
To respond those matters, the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2), Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM Indonesia), and National Commission on Human Rights (KOMNAS HAM) are going to organize the 5th conference on human rights. The conference is expected to become an academic plaform to share ideas and experiences from academia, practitioners, civil society organisations, and governments in Asia and beyond.
This conference is co-hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2) at the University of Jember, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, Indonesia’s National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM); and supported by the Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM Indonesia).