The Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration (CHRM2) Succeeded to host the fifth Human Rights Conference on 23 – 25 November 2021. Together Sydney Southeast Asia Centre of the University of Sydney, The National Commission on Human Rights, Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM) Indonesia and ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Indonesia, CHRM2 organized the hybrid conference with the title “Human Rights and Human Security in Asia during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

There were 98 presenters across the globe to which some of them presented their papers remotely while some other attended the conference in person. There were also 30 participants from Freedom of Religion or Belief Fellowship of the University of Gadjah Mada attended the three days conference.

It was the first time for the committee to host academic writing workshop to help some presenters prepare their paper prior to publication. Professor Michele Ford from SSEAC and Professor Grace Cheng from Human Rights Centre, San Diego State University shared their experience in preparing their manuscript.

This year, CHRM2 is going to organize a symposium for the selected articles as part of the preparation for book chapter project that will be submitted to the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS). The Centre hopes that the book will be published by December 2022.

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