Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy

National Seminar in Indonesia – Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice

THE 3RD SEPAHAM NATIONAL CONFERENCEPalu,
Sulawesi, Indonesia1-2 March 2017SHAPE-SEA supported the
3rd SEPAHAM National Conference titled Human
Rights and Eco-Social Justice.
Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice
is quite relevant to Indonesian context, which has many human rights abuses
in relation to corruption, excessive exploitation of natural resources, and
impunity. To address the issues facing Indonesia, a two-day national seminar
at the Tadulako
University
in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia.The format of the two- day
conference included-Two keynotes

  1. Political of Law on Natural Resources Management, delivered by
    Representative from Ministry of Environmental and Forestry
  2. Human Rights and Eco-Social Justice: Political of Law Agenda?,
    delivered by Sandra Moniaga, SH. (Commissioner of Indonesian National Human Rights
    Commission
    )

Two
Plenaries

“Academic
Freedom and Human Rights”, delivered by Dr. Abdul Wahid (Department of History, University of
Gadjah Mada
) and Dr. Herlambang P. Wiratraman (HRLS Faculty
of Law, Airlangga University
)

“Indigenous Peoples and Human
Rights”, delivered by Prof Dr. Achmad Sodiki (Professor of
Law, Constitutional Court Judges
), Dr. Rikardo Simarmata (Djojodiguno Institute for Adat Law,
University of Gadjah Mada
), Amran, SH. (Merah Putih Foundation,
Palu
), and  a discussant: Martje Leninda, SH. (Bantaya
Legal Aid Institute, Palu
)

   Ten
panels 

Human Rights and Governance; Business and Human Rights; Free
Expression, Media and Its Legal-Political Development; Past Human Rights
Abuses, Politics, and Law; Freedom of Religion and Faith, and Its
Legal-Political to Protect Minorities; Academic Freedom and Human Rights;
Human Rights and Political Economy Regionalism; Natural Resources Sovereign,
Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples; Impunity and The Protection of Human
Rights Defender; and Human Rights and Its Various Context of
Political-Economy

 Attended by more than 200 people over two
days, the audience was mostly lecturers and researchers from various
faculties, human rights centres, university students,as well as,
non-governmental organisations, journalists and policy makers. The national
conference was covered by media – local and national newspapers and
broadcasting media. The largest national newspapers – Kompas and SCTV sent
their journalist and reporters/cameraman from Jakarta for covering the
activity in Palu.Articles:

  1. https://www.pressreader.com/indonesia/kompas/20170304/281831463520499(Kompas)
  2. https://www.ymp.or.id/pemerintah-diminta-penuhi-hak-dasar-mha-wana-posangke-morut/(Metro
    Sulawesi)
  3. https://www.pressreader.com/indonesia/kompas/20170302/281788513843123(Kompas)
  4. https://www.ymp.or.id/kembalikan-hak-masyarakat/(Kompas)

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