Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy

National Seminar on Human Rights in Malaysia

22 October 2015Human Rights Research
Group of the Faculty of Law (HHRG), University of MalayaThe HRRG is committed
to promoting greater awareness of human rights issues across the board,
carrying out impactful research projects and facilitating the carrying out of
such activities with partners and collaborators from both within and without
the country.  The objective of this seminar was to provide the space for
a discourse on human rights issues currently of importance but not
sufficiently discussed in Malaysia. The topics include ASEAN and Human
Rights, Business Accountability and Human Rights, Governance and Justice and
Human Rights and Academic Freedom.List of theme and
speakers involved as follows :

  1. ASEAN and Human Rights : Dr Khoo Ying Hooi & Shanthi
    Dairiam
  2. Business Accountability and Human Rights : Dr.
    Lee Hwok Aun & Melizel Asuncion
  3. Governance,
    Justice and Human Rights : Prof. Datuk Dr. Khaw lake Tee & Fadiah
    Nadwa Fikri
  4. Academic Freedom : Assoc. Prof. Rosli Mahat
    & Fiona Lim

Participants included
 academics and students  from both public and private universities,
members of the legal fraternity, government organisations (Attorney General’s
Chambers, Prime Minister’s Department, Ministry of Women, Ministry of
Education, Ministry of Foreign Affair) and civil society organisations (
SUARAM, AWAM, Tenaganita, HAKAM, WAO, Lawyers for Liberty, Transparency
International, Amnesty International), and the National Human Rights
Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM). 

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