The 5th Annual Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights


 The 5th Annual Summer Institute in
International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

 “Business and Human Rights”

Monday, July 16 – Thursday, July 26, 2012

 Organized by the:

Asian International Justice Initiative,
a collaboration between
the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center and the East-West Center
in partnership with:
Singapore Management University School of Law,
the University of Zurich Competence Center for Human Rights,
the International Institute for Child Rights and Development,
and the Human Rights Resource Centre.

The Summer Institute in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights is a regionally based workshop held in partnership with organizations in Southeast Asia to consider key IHL and human rights issues, past and present, facing the region. Established in 2008, the Summer Institute is designed for participants working across a broad range of fields and disciplines and is best suited to those working within the Asia Pacific region, whose work has an Asia Pacific focus, or who wish to engage in comparative analysis regarding the application of IHL and human rights instruments as they apply in historical and political context of the region.

The fifth annual Summer Institute will be held in Singapore, once again. This year’s course will focus on the topic of business and human rights. In keeping with the rationale behind the establishment of the Summer Institute, the curriculum will focus primarily on case studies from Asia-Pacific countries, while encouraging comparative exploration with other regions of the world.

Further information on the course content, including a draft course outline and the complete faculty roster, will be posted on the Summer Institute 2012 webpage shortly. Prospective participants should continue to check our website for updates later in the spring: Specific inquiries may be sent via email to:

Participants will be taught by a faculty of experts from the region.

To inquire about the program contact the Coordinator at or visit: