International Seminar Freedom and Constitutionalism

Surabaya, 7-8 December 2015


ASEAN University Network Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE), Southeast Asian Hu-man Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN), Centre for Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS) Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga, and ELSAM Jakarta

SEPAHAM Indonesia or Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturer is organisa-tion established by some Indonesian human rights scholars in 2010, precisely at the same time of the first SEARHN conference in Bangkok Thailand. After the conference, some Indonesian speakers and participants gathered to discuss and agreed to establish a human rights organisation. Since its establishment, the SEPAHAM Indonesia has had several academic activities such as seminars and conferences on human rights. Addi-tionally, the organisation also regularly discusses and gives official arguments on hu-man rights issues such as the application of death penalty in Indonesia.

In 2016, SEPAHAM Indonesia is going to publish peer review journal on human rights and book chapters. To achieve these two projects, the SEPAHAM Indonesia is going to organise SEMINAR and HUMAN RIGHTS UPDATE on ‘FREEDOM AND CONSTITUTIONALISM’.

One Day Human Rights Update (7 December 2015)
One day human rights update covers various kinds of human rights discourses in deal-ing with freedom issues, which are focused on 5 issues:
1. Religious Freedom
2. Academic Freedom
3. Freedom of Expression
4. Freedom of the Press
5. Freedom of Association

The human rights updates will invite scholars from Indonesia and other countries whose research focuses on the discourse of human rights in Indonesia.

One Day Seminar (8 December 2015)
The seminar will take specific issues on freedom, especially Academic Freedom, Reli-gious Freedom, and Press Freedom in Indonesia. One day seminar is held by inviting several scholars who carried research on those issues. The keynote speech will be delivered by Assoc. Prof. Dr Azmi Sharom (Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, SEAHRN) and invited speakers are Dian A.H. Shah, Ph.D (National University of Singapore/NUS), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Azizuddin Mohd. Sani (School of International Studies, College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia), Muhammad Hafidz (Human Rights Working Group) and Dr. Herlambang Perdana W (SEPAHAM/Faculty of Law Universitas Airlangga). The seminar will be ended by book launching of SEAHRN Human Rights Series 2015.

Activity and Venue

Type of Activity : One day seminar and book launching; and one day human rights update
Venue : Hotel Santika Pandegiling, Surabaya
Host Organisation : SEPAHAM Indonesia and Center for Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS) Faculty of Law, Universitas Airlangga
Contact Person : Haidar Adam (+62 812 3098 3222, email: [email protected])

FREE – LIMITED SEAT, Please register in advance


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