CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights 2014

24-28 November 2014, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok

Co-hosted by German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), Faculty of Law,  Thammasat University and Faculty of Law and University of Jember


Monday, 24 November 2014:

Henning Glaser, Director, CPG, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“Human Rights – Promise, Philosophy and Politics”

Dr. Gothom Arya, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

“Human Rights and Peace”

Prof. Dr. Prasit Aekaputra, Dean, Faculty of Law, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University

“Human Rights in Times of Armed Conflicts”


Tuesday, 25 November 2014:

Dr. Widodo Ekatjahjana, Dean Faculty of Law, University of Jember

“Human Rights Protection in Indonesian Constitutional Law”

Wong Kai Shing, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

“Human Rights in China”

Human Rights Protection by State Agencies in Thailand – Panel Presentations:

Prof. Dr. Amara Pongsapich, Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Thailand

Paisith Sungkahapong, Department of Special Investigation, Ministry of Justice of Thailand

Panel: Human Rights in Action – The Work of Human Rights Defenders in Thailand:

Veerawit Tianchainan, Director, Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation

Angkhana Neelapaijit, Chairperson, Justice for Peace Foundation

Pornpen  Khongkachonkiet, Director, Cross Cultural Foundation

Pimsiri Petchnamrob, Forum Asia


Thursday, 27 November 2014:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Ehlers, Faculty of Law, Westfälische Wilhelms University Münster

“Rights and Freedoms Guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights”

Prof. Dr. Ingwer Ebsen, Faculty of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt a. M.

“The Principle of Proportionality”

Prof. Andreas Føllesdal, Director, PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimacy of the Global Judiciary, University of Oslo

“The Principle of Subsidiarity and the Margin of Appreciation Doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights”

Slavica Banic, Justice, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia

“Freedom of Expression in Croatia”


Friday, 28 November 2014:

Prof. Dr. Robert Esser, Director, Research Center for Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings, Faculty of Law, Passau University

“The United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT)”

Assist. Prof. Dr. Pokpong Srisanit, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

“Human Rights and Criminal Justice in Thailand”