R2P in the Asia Pacific

The Centre conducts research and publishes reports on meetings, workshops and issues relating to R2P in countries throughout the Asia Pacific. In this section, relevant reports relating to R2P can be found for each country in the region, along with overviews and details of relevant partner programs. 

This section will also contain the forthcoming Baseline Assessments, due for release in November 2018. The Baseline Assessment documents aim to provide an assessment of the implementation of R2P as it currently stands for each country in the region. This assessment is based on the Secretary-General's Framework of Analysis for Atrocity Crimes (look under 'Core Documents' on the Resources page for full details). Consequently, future reports would build on the data contained in these assessments to measure the implementation of the R2P principle within each country over time. Thus the long term objective of the Baseline Assessments is to identify, evaluate and develop policies, initiatives and practices that can positively contribute to the implementation of R2P throughout the region and into the future. 

For enquiries regarding further information on any of the countries listed here, email APR2P's Regional Director Dr. Noel Morada at n.morada@uq.edu.au.

Australia

Baseline Overview

Australia's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Brunei Darussalam

Baseline Overview

Brunei's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Cambodia

Baseline Overview

Cambodia's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

SInce 2010, the Centre and the Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP) have co-hosted a Cambodian national workshop on atrocities prevention as well as numerous policy dialogues. In 2015, the collaboration produced a major conference in Phnom Penh: The Responsibility to Protect at 10: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities in the Asia Pacific. After five years of collaboration, the Centre's Cambodian Country Program was formalised with the signing of an MOU in 2015.

Institutional Partner

The CICP is an independent, neutral research institute based in Phnom Penh. This civil society organisation has been instrumental in promoting domestic and regional dialogue between various governments, national and international organisations, scholars and the private sector. A variety of topics have been covered in these dialogues, including peace and democracy, security, foreign policy, conflict prevention and resolution, economics and national development. 

His Royal Highness Norodom Sirivudh, Chair of the CICP, is a Patron of the Centre. 

More information on the CICP can be found on their website.

Contacts in Cambodia

Ambassador Pou Sothirak - Executive Director of CICP

His Excellency Ambassador Pou Sothirak received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University in the US and then worked as an engineer at Boeing in Seattle. He then returned to Cambodia as a Humanitarian Coordinator for USAID in the field of education and community development at a refugee camp along the border of Thailand and Cambodia. Subsequently, he was elected as a Member of Parliament twice and for part of his time there was the Minister for Industry, Mining and Energy in the Royal Government of Cambodia. Thereafter, he was appointed the Cambodian Ambassador to Japan. At present, Mr. Sothirak is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore.

Professor Pou Sovachana - Deputy Director for Research and Publications, CICP and Country Program Coordinator at the Centre

In his position of Deputy Director for Research and Publications, Prof. Sovachana oversees the work of several research fellows whose projects range from traditional security to human rights, human security and to open media. He has published various chapters and articles concerning the development of Cambodia, especially in the field of education. His research interests include genocide education, human security, peace and conflict resolution, cooperative regional integration, socio-cultural communities and political security of Southeast Asia.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about Cambodia and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Risk Assessment and Regional Outlook summaries. 

Issue 43, September 2017 Spotlight: Second National Dialogue on R2P and Atrocities Prevention, (PDF, 575KB), based on the summary report by Prof. Pou Sovachana and Charadine Pich.

Issue 34, October 2016 Spotlight: Cambodia: National Dialogue on R2P and Atrocity Prevention, (PDF, 3.1MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

Issue 24, October 2015 Spotlight: Phnom Penh Public Seminar: High Level Advisory Panel's Report on Mainstreaming Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia, (PDF, 1.5MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

Issue 22, September 2015 Spotlight: Promoting Responsibility to Protect in Cambodia: What Role for Academia? (PDF, 1.1MB), by Prof. Pou Sovachana.

Issue 13, September 2014 Spotlight: Promoting the Responsibility to Protect in ASEAN: What role for Cambodia? (PDF, 861KB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2010 Working Paper: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 1.2MB), by Rebecca Gidley.

2010 Workshop Report: Workshop on Responsibility to Protect Constituency Building in Cambodia (PDF, 2.2MB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

China

Baseline Overview

China's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

Established in 2010, the Centre's China Country Program seeks to engage leading Chinese researchers and policy advisors in deepening their understanding of R2P in China and advancing recommendations relevant to China's implementation of R2P. The research and academic engagement component of this program, which works closely with the Centre's Deputy Director, is coordinated by Professor Liu Tiewa, Deputy Director at the Research Centre on the United Nations and International Organizations (RCUNIO).

In addition to our partnership with RCUNIO, in 2014 the Centre established an institutional partnership with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS), the think-tank of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As part of this ongoing partnership agreement, CIIS and the Centre committed to co-hosting an annual dialogue to share Australian and Chinese perspectives along with relevant research and publications on R2P. The dialogues also facilitate the hosting of visiting scholar exchanges to advance collaborative research projects.

Institutional Partners

Founded in 2010, RCUNIO is dedicated to research on the UN and international organisations to enhance China's role in these areas. It provides support for China's diplomatic practice and strategic decision making. By developing collaborative relations with international partners, RCUNIO seeks to develop a leading academic research platform with high-level talents. 

To learn more, visit their website.

Based in Beijing, the CIIS is the think-tank of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and conducts research and analysis on a wide range of foreign policy issues. This research primarily focuses on medium and long-term policy issues of strategic importance to China, and also offering commentaries on major events in world affairs. 

For more information, visit their website.

Contacts in China

Dr. Liu Tiewa - China Country Program Coordinator

Dr. Liu is Assistant Professor in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy and Deputy Director at the RCUNIO, both at Beijing Foreign Studies University. Dr. Liu is a leading expert on China's policy on R2P and serves the Centre's International Advisory Board. From July 2014 to June 2015, Dr. Liu was a visiting research fellow at the Centre during which time she completed the first edited volume on R2P in Chinese: 'The Responsibility to Protect: Chinese Perspectives on International Norm Building'. The volume was publishe by Peking University Press in 2015. 

For further information regarding APR2P's China Country Program, you can email the Centre's Deputy Director, Dr. Sarah Teitt, at s.teitt@uq.edu.au.

Centre Publications

July 2018 Spotlight: Fourth Annual China-Australia Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect: Peacekeeping and Accountability for Atrocity Prevention (PDF, 1.6MB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

Issue 36, February 2017 Spotlight: Third Annual China-Australia Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect: The Role of Peacekeeping in Atrocities Prevention (PDF, 1.1MB).

Issue 35, December 2016 Spotlight: Third Annual China-Australia Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 519KB), key note address by Mr. Ivan Simonovic, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect.

Issue 25, December 2015 Spotlight: Second Annual China-Australia Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 3.0MB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

Issue 16, November 2014 Spotlight: First Annual Dialogue between Chinese Institute of International Studies and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 1.4MB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

2014 R2P Ideas in Brief: China and the International Humanitarian Order (PDF, 444KB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

2008 Report: China and the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 130KB), by Dr. Sarah Teitt.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Baseline Overview

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about the DPRK and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page to see the corresponding Risk Assessment and Regional Outlook summaries, or email the Centre's Director Prof. Alex Bellamy at a.bellamy@uq.edu.au.

Fiji

Baseline Overview

Fiji's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Indonesia

Baseline Overview

Indonesia's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

The Centre works closely with the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) Indonesia in hosting workshops and public seminars in Indonesia. In 2014 the Centre and HRWG Indonesia co-hosted a series of workshops for Indonesian parliamentarians on mass atrocities prevention, the first in Bogor and the second in Tangerang, Indonesia. HRWG Indonesia was also a key advisor for a Centre workshop held in August 2014 in Jakarta on ASEAN and the 2015 public seminar on the HLAP Report.

Institutional Partner

HRWG Indonesia is a network of more than 48 non-governmental organisations working on the promotion of human rights in Indonesia. It was established in 2000 by NGOs seeking out a platform to coordinate and lead international advocacy efforts. HRWG Indonesia's main objective is to promote government accountability of constitutional obligations and international standards and maximise available human rights mechanisms to respect, promote, protect and fulfill human rights. Their advocacy efforts are aimed at the UN, ASEAN and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). For more information, visit their website.

Contacts in Indonesia

Mr. Rafendi Djamin - Executive Director of HRWG Indonesia and Indonesian Representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)

After completing his master's degree in Development Studies, in 1993 Mr. Djamin established the Indonesian human rights lobby organisation Indonesia's Forum for Human Dignity, based in Amsterdam. The organisation was established to strengthen Indonesian human rights and humanitarian NGOs by providing expertise on international lobby work and campaigning, and has a wide network throughout Indonesia and Europe. As well as fulfilling his current responsibilities at HRWG Indonesia and the AICHR, where he served as Chair in 2011, Mr. Djamin is also a guest lecturer in many national and international higher-learning institutions.

Ms. Yuyun Wahyuningrum - Senior Program Advisor of HRWG Indonesia

From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Wahyuningrum was Senior Advisor on ASEAN and Human Rights at HRWG Indonesia, before taking up the position of advisor to ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR). In addition since 2014, she has been the Indonesian Country Program Coordinator for the Centre. She has more than seventeen years of experience with NGOs working on various human rights issues in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, including helping the Indonesian government draft and adopt the National Plan of Action on the Elimination of Trafficking in Women and Children in 2002. For the last eight years she has been professionally advocating and campaigning for AICHR, the ASEAN Committee on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW), and the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) to be accountable, independent and responsive human rights mechanisms.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about Indonesia and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Regional Outlook summaries.

Issue 51, October 2018 Spotlight Third Indonesian National Dialogue on the UN Framework of  Analysis for Risk of Atrocities 2018  (PDF)

Issue 42, September 2017 Spotlight: Second Indonesian National Dialogue on R2P and Atrocities Prevention (PDF, 1.9MB), by Dr. Noel Morada and Lina Alexander. 

Issue 33, October 2016 Spotlight: Indonesia: National Dialogue on R2P and Atrocities Prevention (PDF, 1.9MB), by Dr. Noel Morada and Lina Alexander.

2015 Op-ed in Global Observatory: Protecting the Rohingya: Delivering on a Shared Responsibility, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 19, April 2015 Spotlight: Public Seminars on the High Level Advisory Panel's (HLAP) Report on Mainstreaming R2P in Southeast Asia: Bangkok and Jakarta (PDF, 2.0MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

Issue 18, March 2015 Spotlight: APR2P/HRWG/ATAP Seminar on the Role of Parliament in Mass Atrocity Prevention (PDF, 2.4MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2014 Op-ed in Global Observatory: To Build Regional Community, Southeast Asian Leaders Advocate for "Responsibility to Protect", by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 11, July 2014 Spotlight: Preventing Mass Atrocities: The Role of Parliamentarians and Civil Society Groups in Indonesia (PDF, 578KB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2014 Workshop Report: ASEAN and the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Conflict and Humanitarian Situations, (PDF, 1.5MB).

2010 Research Report: Indonesia and Post-New Order Reforms: Challenges and Opportunties for Promoting the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 990KB), by Annie Pohlman.

2009 Workshop Report: Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection: Asia Pacific Perspectives (PDF, 2.6MB).

2009 Centre Report: Regional Workshop on Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection (PDF, 295KB).

Japan

Baseline Overview

Japan's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

2009 Centre Report: Updating Japan's response to the crisis in Sri Lanka (PDF, 238KB).

2008 Centre Report: Japan and the Republic of Korea on the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 172KB).

 

 

Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos)

Baseline Overview

The Lao People's Democratic Republic's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about the Lao People's Democratic Republic and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Risk Assessment and Regional Outlook summaries.

Malaysia

Baseline Overview

Malaysia's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

Malaysia is the home of one of the Centre's emerging Country Programs in Southeast Asia. Since their election as a non-permanent member to the UN Security Council in 2015, Malaysia has shown itself to be supportive of R2P, voting in favour of several resolutions affirming the principle. APR2P works closely with a variety of think tanks, academic institutions and government officials from Malaysia who have participated in regional dialogues hosted by the Centre. This includes the Workshop on ASEAN and the Prevention of Violence Against Women in Conflict held in Jakarta in 2014. Malaysia has also hosted several events focused on promoting the implementation of R2P thorughout Southeast Asia. 

The prominent Malaysian journalist and social commentator Marina Mahathir serves on the High Level Advisory Panel on the Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia. 

Centre Publications

Issue 30, May 2016 Spotlight: Malaysia: Atrocities Prevention Workshop and the HLAP Report Public Seminar (PDF, 2.1MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2015 Op-ed in Global Observatory: Protecting the Rohingya: Delivering on a Shared Responsibility, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

2014 Op-ed in Global Observatory: To Build Regional Community, Southeast Asian Leaders Advocate for "Responsibility to Protect", by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Myanmar (Burma)

Baseline Overview

Myanmar's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about Myanmar and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Risk Assessment and Regional Outlook summaries.

Issue 39, August 2017 Spotlight: APR2P hosts public seminar - Myanmar Human Rights and Democracy: Progress and Deadlocks (PDF, 1.5MB).

December 2016 Protection Gateway Blog Statement: Action needed to resolve Rakhine Crisis (PDF, 73KB), by Dr. Noel Morada, Prof. Alex Bellamy and Dr. Sarah Teitt.

October 2016 Protection Gateway Blog Update: The Situation in Rakhine, Myanmar (PDF, 38KB), by Dr. Noel Morada, Prof. Alex Bellamy and Dr. Sarah Teitt.

2016 Op-ed in Global Observatory: The 21st Century Panglong: Myanmar's New Hope for Peace, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 27, April 2016 Spotlight: Myanmar and Minority Protection under the NLD: Challenges and Opportunities (PDF, 852KB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2015 Op-ed in Global Observatory: Protecting the Rohingya: Delivering on a Shared Responsibility, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 20a, July 2015 Spotlight: Preventing Election Violence in Myanmar: Challenges and Prospects (PDF, 4.2MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2013 R2P Ideas in Brief: Growing Ethnic Tensions in Myanmar and Indonesia: R2P and Promotion of Communal Dialogue, (PDF, 710KB).

2012 R2P Ideas in Brief: ASEAN, the Rohingyas and Myanmar's Responsibility to Protect, (PDF, 931KB).

2011 R2P Ideas in Brief: Burma/Myanmar Spring: Surreal or so real?, (PDF, 529KB).

2008 Centre Report: Cyclone Nargis and the Responsibility to Protect: Myanmar/Burma Briefing No. 2, (PDF, 397KB).

New Zealand

Baseline Overview 

New Zealand's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Papua New Guinea

Baseline Overview

Papua New Guinea's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about Papua New Guinea and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Regional Outlook summaries. 

The Philippines

Baseline Overview

The Philippines' Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

The Centre has engaged with The Philippines in a range of activities to promote R2P. It includes intensive training programs for Philippine government policy analysts funded by AusAid, support for the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID) in hosting R2P training workshops for Muslim human rights workers in Mindanao and cooperting with the ICRtoP to host a semiar series in Manila. APR2P has two partners in The Philippines: the Foregn Service Institute (FSI) of the The Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs, and Ateneo de Manila University.

Institutional Partner

FSI is the primary training and research institute for Philippine foreign policy, diplomacy and other related fields, as well as a recognised centre for language learning. It designs and conducts training programs tailored to the needs of personnel in the Department of Foreign Affairs and other government agencies assigned to Philippine foreign-service posts. The FSI undertakes independent research on issues relevant to international relations as well as policy studies in aid of foreign policy formulation, management and evaluation.

Ateneo de Manila University was established in 1859 and draws its education from the Jesuit traditions imparted by the first missionaries to The Philippines. It's programs are grounded in the humanities, social sciences and science and engineering. The university boasts a large cadre of important graduates involved in all aspects of the nation, including four Philippine Presidents.

Contacts in The Philippines

Dr. Maria Lourdes Veneracion-Rallonza, Ateneo de Manila University

Dr. Maria Lourdes Veneracion-Rallonza is a feminist political scientist. Her research interests include women in politics, women's human rights in armed conflict situations, transnational women's movements, international norms against wartime rape and sexual violence and women's politics at the margin of everyday life. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Politcal Science at the Ateneo de Manila University. She has a BA in Political Science, MA in International Studies and a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Philippines.

Mr. Julio Amador III - Deputy Director of Foreign Service Institute, Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Amador provides policy analysis and strategic advice to the Office of ASEAN Affairs, Office for Strategic Policy and Planning Coordination and Office of Asia-Pacific Affairs, all within the Department of Foreign Affairs. He has served as a member of Philippine delegations to ASEAN and other bilateral meetings and an expert in support of the country's Eminent Representative to the Second East Asian Vision Group. His research and policy interests include Philippine foreign and economic policy, East Asian integration, Southeast Asia security and politics, ASEAN and security analysis. Mr. Amador is a Yuchengco Fellow for the Young Leaders Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies as well as a Fellow of the Ronald Coase Institute and the Salzburg Global Seminar. In 2012, he was an Australian Leadership Award Fellow at APR2P and a Fulbright Principal Candidate for graduate studies in the US.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about The Philippines and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Regional Outlook summaries.

2014 Op-ed in Global Observatory: To Build Regional Community, Southeast Asian Leaders Advocate for "Responsibility to Protect", by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

2009 Inventory Report: R2P and Civil Society Organisations in The Philippines (PDF, 543KB)

2009 Workshop Report: R2P Constituency Building in The Philippines (PDF, 801KB).

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Baseline Overview

South Korea's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

The Republic of Korea is one of the region's principle supporters of R2P, and was the first East Asian country to appoint a National R2P Focal Point. APR2P works closely with a number of organisations in the country, including the Korean National Diplomatic Academy, the Korean Institute for National Unification and Korea University. The Centre's engagement with South Korea has thus far focused mainly on the question of protecting vulnerable populations in the DPRK but the scope of the engagement is widening to include cooperation to support the UN Secretary-General's strategy for implementing R2P. This broadened strategy focuses especially on the role of National R2P Focal Points and the relationship between R2P and peacebuilding. 

For further information regarding engagement with South Korea and R2P's application in the DPRK, email the Centre's Director Prof. Alex Bellamy at a.bellamy@uq.edu.au.

Centre Publications

2008 Centre Report: Japan and the Republic of Korea on the Responsibility to Protect (PDF, 172KB).

Singapore

Baseline Overview

Singapore's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

Singapore is a regional hub for research and policy work connected to human protection and advancing the implementation of R2P. APR2P is a proud member of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia) and also works closely with the Non-Traditional Security Centre at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, a member of APPAP. Among other things, the two centres cooperate to support the High Level Advisory Panel on R2P in Southeast Asia. APR2P plans to work closely with Nanyang Technical University in the near future to promote new dialogue on R2P in Singapore. 

Solomon Islands

Baseline Overview

The Solomon Islands' Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Thailand

Baseline Overview

Thailand's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Country Program Overview

The Centre works with Chulalongkorn University's Department of International Relations in the Faculty of Political Science to host a range of dialogues and workshops in Bangkok. Past events include the 'Conference on Regional Capacity to Protect, Prevent and Respond', a seminar on 'Prevention of Atrocity Crimes in the ASEAN region', the 'First Southeast Asia-Africa Dialogue on Regionalism, Norms Promotion and Capacity Building for Human Protection' and the 'Public Seminar on the High Level Advisory Panel's (HLAP) report'.

Institutional Partner

Chulalongkorn University was established by King Vajiravudh (King Rama VI) in 1916 as the first university in Thailand and is today one of the most reputable and well-known universities in the country. The Faculty of Political Science was one of the first four faculties established at Chulalongkorn University.

For more information, please visit their website

Contacts in Thailand

Pranee Thiparat - Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

Pranee was Chairperson of the Department of International Relations from 2003 - 2005 and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) from February 2000 - July 2002. Prior to joining ISIS, Pranee served as Director of the American and Canadian Studies Program from 1992 - 2000. From 1998 - 2000, she served as an academic advisor to the House Foreign Relations Committee of the Thai National Assembly. Since 2003, Pranee has organised the first R2P meeting in Thailand and a workshop on 'How Best to Promote the Concept of R2P in Thailand and Southeast Asia' in 2005. She co-organised the launch of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in Bangkok in early 2008 and participated in the 'Civil Societies Roundtable on the Role of Regional and Sub-regional Organisations in Implementing R2P' in 2011.

Centre Publications

Second Thai National Dialogue on Atrocities Prevention: Locating Violence and Possibilities for Application of R2P in the Thai Context (PDF) Issue 54, 2018

First National Dialogue on Atrocity Prevention: Locating R2P in the Thai Context 2017  (PDF 469) Issue 53, October 2018 

For up-to-date information about Thailand and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Regional Outlook summaries.

2015 Op-ed in Global Observatory: Protecting the Rohingya: Delivering on a Shared Resonsibility, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 19, April 2015 Spotlight: Public Seminars on the High Level Advisory Panel's (HLAP) Report on Mainstreaming R2P in Southeast Asia: Bangkok and Jakarta (PDF, 2.0MB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

2014 Op-ed in Global Observatory: To Build Regional Community, Southeast Asian Leaders Advocate for "Responsibility to Protect", by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

Issue 8, April 2014 Spotlight: Prevention of Atrocity Crimes in the ASEAN region: the Role of Parliamentarians (PDF, 464KB), by Dr. Noel Morada.

Timor-Leste

Baseline Overview

Timor-Leste's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

For up-to-date information about Timor-Leste and R2P, visit the Early Warning and Atrocity Prevention page for the corresponding Risk Assessment and Regional Outlook summaries. 

Vietnam

Baseline Overview

Vietnam's Baseline Assessment will analyse the country's implementation of the R2P principle and offer an evaluation rating based on how closely their policies and initiatives match the goals set out in the Secretary-General's Framework.

Centre Publications

2015 Op-ed in Global Observatory: Protecting the Rohingya: Delivering on a Shared Responsibility, by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

2014 Op-ed in Global Observatory: To Build Regional Community: Southeast Asian Leaders Advocate for "Responsibility to Protect", by Prof. Alex Bellamy.

2011 Working Paper: The Responsibility to Protect in Viet Nam: Challenges, Opportunities and Cases for Implementation (PDF, 1.2MB), by Joanne Cotton and Annie Pohlman.

2011 R2P Ideas in Brief: Ethnic Minority Protection in Viet Nam: An R2P Challenge (PDF, 736KB), by Joanne Cotton and Annie Pohlman.