Director Delivers a Speech for Human Rights National Summit

The Fourth Human Rights National Summit, co-hosted by Indonesian Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM), National Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (Komnas Perempuan), and Commission on the Protection of Indonesian Children (KPAI) takes place at Grand Kemang Hotel Jakarta on 22 November 2018.

This year, the one day Summit chooses the theme Intolerance, Radicalism and Violence Extremism. Various kinds of human rights institutions, survivors of human rights violations and state institutions attended the Summit. With more of less two hundreds of participants, this Summit becomes the biggest human rights forum in Indonesia in 2018.

Al Khanif, the director of the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2) and Chairperson of the Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM) Indonesia is invited by the committee to deliver a speech on the prevention of intolerance, extremism and radicalism in Indonesia. He delivered the speech by analysing the increase of intolerance in Indonesia which in his opinion may threaten the mainstreaming of human rights in the country. He further explains that extremism and radicalism may occur when tolerance is ailing so he believes that spreading tolerant religious teachings is one of the best ways to tackle extremism and radicalism.

In the midst of the Summit, the director has a meeting with Beka Ulung Hapsara, Sandra Moniaga, and Khoirul Anam, commissioners of Komnas HAM to discuss the co-organised events with CHRM2 in 2019 such as International Conference on Human Rights and Human Rights Festival in Jember. These two events will become the biggest event organised by the CHRM2 in 2019.

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