The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) works with the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University 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 a Public Seminar on the High Level Advisory Panel‘s (HLAP) report.
Chulalongkorn University was established by King Vajiravudh (King Rama VI) in 1916 as the first university in Thailand, and is now one of the most reputable and internationally-known universities in the country. The Faculty of Political Science, originally established as a Civil Servant Training School by King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V), was one of the first four faculties established at Chulalongkorn University.
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 organized the first R2P meeting, and a workshop on “How Best to Promote the Concept of R2P in Thailand and Southeast Asia” in 2005. She co-organized the launching of Asia Pacific Centre for R2P in Bangkok in early 2008 and participated in the Civil Societies Roundtable on the Role of Regional and Sub-regional Organization in Implementing R2P in 2011.
For upcoming listings for APR2P events in Thailand and the region, see Events.
October 2014 - Public Seminar on the High Level Advisory Panel‘s (HLAP) report held in Bangkok, Thailand
Topic: Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect: Pathway Towards a Caring ASEAN Community.
On 30 October 2014, APR2P and the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University organized in Bangkok, the first public seminar in the region on the High Level Advisory Panel’s (HLAP) Report, Mainstreaming the Responsibility to Protect: Pathway Towards a Caring ASEAN Community. The public seminar was conducted in Thai and was attended by some 70 participants from academe, government, civil society, media, officials from the military and police, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, former ASEAN Secretary General and Chair of the HLAP, was the main speaker in the seminar.
October 2014 – First Southeast Asia-Africa Dialogue on Regionalism, Norms Promotion, and Capacity Building for Human Protection held in Bangkok, Thailand
APR2P’s long-term interest in peer-to-peer learning prompted a two-day research workshop focused on norm promotion and capacity building in human rights, mass atrocities prevention, and civilian protection in the context of Southeast Asian and African regionalism and community building. Held in Bangkok, Thailand, 29-30 October 2014, the dialogue was led by Dr. Noel Morada and Dr. Charles Hunt.
March 2014 – Seminar on Prevention of Atrocity Crimes in the ASEAN region: the Role of Parliamentarians held in Bangkok, Thailand
The United Nations Office of the Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention (OSAPG) and the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) held a seminar in Bangkok, 27-28 March 2014. The two-day meeting discussed the role of parliamentarians in promoting the prevention of mass atrocities in Southeast Asia and was attended by fourteen current and former parliamentarians from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand along with specialists from the UN, Rutgers University, and the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P).
May 2012 – Conference on Regional Capacity to Protect, Prevent and Respond held in Bangkok, Thailand
APR2P, with the support of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), and in cooperation with the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science of Chulalongkorn University held a two-day media event in Bangkok on 17-18 May 2012 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty’s (ICISS) Responsibility to Protect. The theme of the conference was “Regional Capacity to Protect, Prevent and Respond: United Nations-Asia Pacific Strategy and Coordination.”
February 2008-International Conference on Preventing Mass Atrocities held in Bangkok, Thailand
Co-organised by ApR2P, R2P-Civil Society of the Institute for Global Policy, and Chulalongkorn University, the conference Preventing Mass Atrocities: Asian Perspectives on R2P was the latest initiative in the ongoing effort to clarify the commitment to prevent mass atrocities, and to build on key recommendations emanating from previous research, consultations and conferences in the Asia-Pacific. The key themes discussed were conceptual clarity and constituency building.