Dates: 25 & 26 October 2023
Venue: Online via Zoom and in person at the University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The relationship between indigeneity and human rights has long caused various challenges to promoting democracy and fulfilling human rights in Asia and the Pacific region. Some of the basic rights of indigenous people have continued to strengthen as indicated by the existence of political and legal movements. However, it was also found that indigenous people groups were actually marginalized in the development of democracy. Some reasons behind this challenges are the absence of a single term related to indigeneity and the variant concept of indigeneity propagated by various parties. This variant concept causes the terms indigeneity and indigenous to become terms that can be used for any purposes. Some countries use the term to differentiate the treatment of certain individuals or groups. The term indigeneity is also used to reject several human rights norms that are deemed inconsistent with locality, the context of indigeneity, and national interests.
To respond to those matters, we are delighted to organise the 6th Conference on Human Rights. The conference is expected to become an academic hub for all academic scholars, observers, practitioners, government, and civil society to share ideas and experiences about indigeneity and human rights in Asia and the Pacific region from various perspectives.
This conference is co-hosted by the Department of Politics and Government at Universitas Gadjah Mada, the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) at the University of Jember, the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) at the University of Sydney, the Law and Human Rights Research and Development Agency (Balitbang) at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Indonesia, the National Commission on Human Rights (KOMNAS HAM), the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Indonesia, the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) Indonesia, the Center for Religious and Cross Cultural Studies (CRCS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada, the Indonesian Scholar Network on Freedom of Religion or Belief (ISFORB), the Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM) Indonesia, the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), and the Global Campus of Human Rights, Italy.
The conference will be held in a hybrid format, online via Zoom and in person at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.
Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that address any aspect of this broad theme, drawing upon their particular field of study and their national, regional, or comparative experience. The focus of accepted papers will include, but will not be limited to:
The Call for Papers is open until 31 March 2023.
Please direct any queries regarding the submission process to Dr Abdul Gaffar Karim.
The conference is free of charge for all presenters.
Congratulations to the best papers submitted to the 6th Conference on Human Rights. Successful authors will be contacted by the Committee shortly.
|Adam Poulsen, Yun Ju C Song, Eduard Fosch-Villaronga, Haley M LaMonica, Olivia Iannelli, Mafruha Alam, Ian B Hickie||Digital Rights and mHealth in Southeast Asia|
|Muhammad Bahrul Ulum||Mainstreaming of the Right to Food in Indonesia's Decentralised Context|
|Jerome Christopher S. Flores||Asserting Right to City and Home: Lived Experiences in the Construction of New Clark City, Philippines|
|Zuraidah Mohd Amin||The Invisible Victims: Limited Education Access among Children of Indonesian Immigrants in Malaysia|
|Kriselle Marie Calica Aquino||Human Rights and the Periphery: Righting the Deprivation of the Sama Dilaut as Indigenous Maritime Peoples in the Southern Philippines|
|Haris Retno Susmiyati, Grizelda, Wiwik Harjanti, Alfian, Aryo Subroto||Affirmative Action Model for the Rights Fulfillment of Indigenous People in the Nusantara Capital Area|
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Thi Lan Huong||Historical Development of the Women's Right Toward Gender Equality in Vietnam|
|Somaly||Assesing the ECCC's Contribution to the Rule of Law: Experiences of National Legal Staff at the ECCC Entering the Domestic Courts|
|Artesani Mirea||Breaking the Chains of Statelessness: Addressing the Human Rights Challenges Facing the Hill Tribes in Thailand|
|Sheila Devi Michael||The Continuous Precarious Situation of the Refugees and Migrant Workers in Malaysia Post-Covid-19|
|Sarah-Kay||Education Law and Indigeneity: What Aotearoa, New Zealand can teach the world|
|Adis Nur Hayati, Dewi Analis Indriyani, Nurangga Firmanditya, Harison Citrawan||The Vocabulary of Right Under The Indonesian Constitution: A Hohfeldian Analysis|
|Yayum Kumai||Defending Ecological Right: Limiting the Unlimited Capitalist Reproduction by Religious Groups in Java|
|Otto Gusti Ndegong Madung, Adison Adrianus Sihombing, Zaenuddin Hudi Prasojo||Human Rights and Religion under Habermas' Discourse Theory: Discovering Common Ground in Differences|
|Zico Junius Fernando||Overcriminalization in Religious Offenses: A Critical Analysis of the Formulation of the New National Criminal Code (Law 1 Number 2023)|
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the conference organisers reserve the right to cancel this event on short notice. The conference organisers will be closely monitoring the situation and following international and national health advice to assess all risks associated with the conference, and will notify participants of any changes to the program. In participating in this conference, all individuals will be required to follow social distancing and good hygiene practices so as to reduce the risk of infection with COVID-19.
Photo credit: Henri Ismail