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Webinar

Thursday, 9th December, 2021 2.00-3.30 pm AEDT

To mark the 30th Anniversary of the historic Paris Peace Agreement and the International Day for the Prevention of Genocide, this webinar will bring together four eminent statesmen, jurists and activists deeply concerned with democracy and human rights.

They will reflect on the growing importance of civil society as the defender of international human rights standards and the need to protect and promote civil society space and cooperation in solidarity with those in Cambodia, Myanmar and other countries where peaceful advocacy is becoming so dangerous.


Speakers

The Hon Gareth Evans PortraitThe Hon Gareth Evans, Former Foreign Minister of Australia

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC is Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, where he was Chancellor from 2010-19. He was a member of the Australian Parliament for twenty-one years, and a Cabinet Minister for thirteen, including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96 when he played a key role in initiating the UN peace plan for Cambodia. After leaving politics he was President of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group from 2000-09. He co-chaired the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (2000-01), which initiated the ‘responsibility to protect’ concept, and currently chairs the New York-based International Advisory Board of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. He has written or edited fourteen books, including The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and for All (2008), Incorrigible Optimist: A Political Memoir (2017) and most recently Good International Citizenship: The Case for Decency (forthcoming, March 2022).

Sopheap Chak, Executive Director, Cambodian Centre for Human Rights

Sopheap Chak is the Executive Director of the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a human rights organization working for the promotion and protection of political and civil rights in Cambodia. As one of the country’s most prominent human rights advocates, Sopheap’s work has been recognized by the former US President Barack Obama. She is a recipient of the Indian-ASEAN Youth Award (Young Women Achiever Category), and the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies from the International University of Japan. Sopheap is also a human rights blogger (http://sopheapfocus.com/)


Moderated by

Yuyun Wahyuningrum PortraitDTP alumna HE Yuyun Wahyuningrum, Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) (2019-2021)

Yuyun Wahyuningrum is currently the Representative of Indonesia to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), 2019-2021. She is also a PhD candidate at the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. Her research deals with global-regional interaction of the human rights norms, with specific focus on ASEAN as a site of contestation and the role of the participating actors. Yuyun was the Team Leader of Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument on Human Rights Facility (READI HRF) to support ASEAN’s integration agenda from August 2015 – January 2017. She worked closely with AICHR, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and the Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the ASEAN Committee on Migrant Workers (ACMW) as well as the ASEAN Secretariat on various human rights projects. Yuyun has over twenty years’ experience working in different NGOs. She holds a Master of Arts (MA) on Human Rights (2007) from Mahidol University in Thailand. Yuyun is a DTP alumna (2005).


NOTE: At least half an hour will be allocated for questions and answers, and comments

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