The 3rd Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

The Asian International Justice Initiative
a collaboration between
the University of California Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center and the East-West Center
in partnership with
the (Komnas HAM)
is pleased to announce
“Internal Conflicts in the Asia Pacific Region”
Monday, May 10 – Saturday, May 22, 2010
Bali / Aceh, Indonesia

Applications are now open for the third annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights (Summer Institute 2010). Summer Institute 2010 will be held in partnership with the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) in Bali, followed by an optional field trip to Aceh, Sumatra.

This two-week workshop is designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines
related to IHL and human rights. The workshop is best suited to people working within the Asia Pacific region or with an Asia Pacific focus. Participants from Southeast Asia are strongly encouraged to apply. Lawyers, academics, journalists, non-governmental organization workers, investigators, monitors, government agency workers, as well advanced (graduate level) law students from across Asia and internationally will find the workshop relevant to their work.

This year’s course will focus on an area of study and practice that engages key IHL and human rights issues facing advocates, policy-makers and academics today: the rise of internal (or non-international) conflicts in the latter part of the twentieth century and the first decade of the new millennium, and their impact on both regional and international peace and security. The curriculum will focus on the emergence of conflict and approaches to conflict resolution in the Asia Pacific region, with a specific emphasis on conflicts, past and present, in Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. The primary country case studies considered during this course will be:
Indonesia (particularly focusing on the conflicts in Aceh and Papua); the Philippines (particularly focusing on the conflict between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in Mindanao); Sri Lanka; and southern Thailand.


  • For further information on the course content, download a course brochure

  • To inquire about the program, contact Program Coordinator, Penelope Van Tuyl
  • Note: Travel expenses for this field trip are the responsibility of each individual participant. However, those participants receiving full scholarships awarded by the East-West Center to participate in the Summer Institute will have their field trip expenses covered.