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Human rights and ASEAN: Advancing regional mechanisms and civil society

ASEAN human rights talk poster

Friday 24 March 2017, 12.30PM to 1.30PM

Speaker(s): Rafendi Djamin, Senior Adviser of the Human Rights Working Group - Indonesia

We are pleased to welcome Mr Rafendi Djamin to York, where he will give a talk on 'Human Rights and ASEAN: Advancing Regional Mechanisms and Civil Society'. In his talk Mr Djamin will discuss the promotion and protection of human rights in the ASEAN region.

Mr Rafendi Djamin is the Senior Adviser of Human Rights Working Group (HRWG)-Indonesia. He is former Regional Director for South East Asia and Pacific of Amnesty International, former Executive Director of the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG), a coalition of Indonesian NGOs for International Human Rights Advocacy based in Jakarta. He served as the first Indonesian Representative for ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) from 2009-2015, and held a position as the chair of AICHR in 2011.

Mr Djamin received his Master's degree in Development Studies in 1989 from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, The Netherlands. Since 1992, Mr Djamin has worked on lobby and advocacy on human rights, democracy and humanitarian problems in Indonesia to both inter-governmental bodies and UN human rights mechanisms. Mr Djamin specializes and trains in human rights and democracy in Indonesia and ASEAN, gives lectures in various universities and higher learning institutions in Indonesia and abroad. Mr Djamin is currently member of Advisory Board of Association on the Prevention of Torture (APT), based in Geneva; and ASEAN CSR Network, based in Singapore. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Human Rights Resource Centre for ASEAN , based at the University of Indonesia-Jakarta.

Location: H/G/17 (Dawson Room), Heslington Hall, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD