Human Rights in Asia Conference 2019, University of Essex

by | Feb 13, 2019

The University of Essex is hosting a ‘Human Rights in Asia Conference’ on Saturday 23 March 2019. The conference will be at the Colchester Campus LTB 8 from 9:30am until 5pm and is open to everyone.

This years conference is titled “Shadow behind the Light: Economic Development and Human Rights”, focusing on human rights issues related to the rapid economic, social and political development across Asia. The preliminary plans for the conference include panel discussions by experts, academics, practitioners, researchers and students. Since 2009, the students of the University of Essex have organized an annual Human Rights in Asia Conference to raise awareness of human rights issues and challenges in Asia.

Panelists include:

  • Prof. Rhona Smith, UN Special Rapporteur on Cambodia and Professor of International Human Rights at Newcastle University;

  • Mr. Kazuhiko Sakamoto from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA);

  • Luiz Vieira from Bretton Woods Project;

  • Ms. Mitsuko Sonoda an evacuee from Fukushima, Japan;

  • Lilian Fan from Overseas Development Institute;

  • Dr. Tara Van Ho, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed and Dr. Sanae Fujita from University of Essex and postgraduate students from the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre.

Further details and registration date will be announced soon. If you have any further questions please email

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