The establishment of CHRM2 is part of the University of Jember’s strategic Centres within Southeast Asia to promote research and collaboration in the specialised areas of human rights with cognate disciplines. The centre´s vision is to become an excellent research centre in the field of human rights in an international scale while its mission is to boost the strength of the University of Jember to become a leading, global university centred in Southeast Asia.

Through rigorous research and collaboration, the centre attempts to transform the way we think of acquiring knowledge in this rapid globalizing world; a knowledge that meets the ideals of justice and the standards of human rights. In order to succeed, The Centre conducts an biennial human rights conference and other kinds of academic programs by inviting world-renowned professors, practitioners, and policymakers. As part of its strategic plans, the Centre also publishes scholarly articles in the Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights (JSEAHR) currently indexed by Scopus Elsevier.