CPG Online Magazine 06/2019


Upcoming Public Holidays:

5 December 2019: His Majesty the Late King’s Birthday

10 December 2019: Thailand Constitution Day

31 December 2019: New Year’s Eve

Upcoming National Days: 

November 01  Algeria The Revolution Day of 1st November (1954)

November 03  Micronesia

November 03  Panama Independence Day (1903)

November 04  Tonga  National Day and Constitution Day (1875)

November 09  Cambodia Independence Day (1953)

November 11  Angola National Day (1975)

November 11  Poland Independence Day (1918)

November 14  Palestine Independence Day (1918)

November 15  Belgium King’s Day

November 18  Oman National Day (1970)

November 22  Lebanon National Day and Independence Day (1943)

November 25  Suriname Independence Day (1975)

November 28  Bosnia and Herzegovina National Day (1943)

November 28  Albania Independence Day (1912)

November 28  Mauritania Independence Day (1960)

November 28  Timor-Leste Independence Day (1966)

December 01  Romania Great Union Day (1918)

December 02  Laos Proclamation of the Republic (1975)

December 02  United Arab Emirates National Day (1971)

December 06  Finland Independence Day (1917)

December 11  Burkina Faso Proclamation of Republic Day (1958)

December 12  Kenya Independence Day (1963)

December 16  Bahrain National Day (1971)

December 16  Kazakhstan Independence Day (1991)

December 17  Bhutan National Day (1907)

December 18  Qatar National Day

December 23  Guyana (1970)

December 24  Libya Independence Day (1951)


Office Closure Announcement, July 22, 2024

📣 Office Closure Announcement  Dear CPG Community,  Our CPG office will be closed on July 22, 2024, in observance of the public holiday in Thailand, 'Substitution for Asarnha Bucha Day' in Thailand.   Resume business on the next working day.   #CPG #PublicHoliday...

Masoud Pezeshkian Wins Iran’s Presidential Election

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Scholarship Opportunities 

The Horowitz Foundation for Social Sciences offers grants to emerging scholars pursuing research projects that address contemporary issues in the social sciences. For more information visit https://www.horowitz-foundation.org/grant-info. Deadline is on 01 December  2019.

The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers. Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host who must be an ETH Zurich Professor and who will act as a mentor of the fellow. For more information visit https://www.ethz.ch/en/research/research-promotion/eth-internal-programmes/eth-fellowships.html  Deadline is on 1 March 2020.

The DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Courses offers foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany. For further details go to https://www.daad.or.th/en/scholarship-database/. Deadline depends on the chosen study programme.

An overview of all DAAD scholarships with relevance for researchers and students from Thailand can be found here: https://www.daad.or.th/en/find-funding/

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe that intend to study in Germany in any subject area. The students must demonstrate excellent school or academic merit and must be committed to the values of social democracy. More information can be found at https://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/other-languages/. Deadline depends on the type of application.

The Singapore Management University offers Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships which provide financial support to recipients to pursue an overseas research programme. The scholarship includes academic guidance and mentorship. For more details go to https://www.smu.edu.sg/moe-start/overseas-pg-scholarship. Deadlines vary.

The World Academy of Sciences offers various fellowships and grants to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from developing countries. For more information visit https://twas.org/opportunities Deadlines vary.

Rotary Peace Fellowship allows up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, and Thailand). For more information: https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application. Applications will reopen in 2020.

The Kennisontwikkelings programma Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (OKP NFP) provides fellowships for highly motivated professionals who are interested at participating in a Dutch University. The professionals must be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. The applicants must find a suitable university and submit your application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For more information: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/files/documents Applications will reopen in 2020.

The ASEAN Master Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) who intend to study at the University of Nottingham. You will be eligible to apply if you are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and hold an offer to start a full-time master’s degree programme (excluding MRes) at Nottingham in September 2019 in any subject area. More information can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus. Applications will reopen in 2020.


CPG Events September – October 2019

Training Course “Refugee Law and Protection in Thailand” I

70 Years Federal Republic of Germany: The influence of the German Constitution on the Thai Constitution

CPG International Conference “Compliance Across Asia – New Challenges and Chances for Practical Integrity”

Training Course “Refugee Law and Protection in Thailand” II

CPG Academy “Managing Deep Change: Digitalization, Artificial Intelligence & Biotech”

CPG Academy “German Public Law and the Political System of Germany”

CPG 10th Annual Conference ‘Governing the Future: Digitalization, Artificial intelligence, Dataism’

Workshop “Investigation and Criminal Prosecution of Child Abuse: Investigators’ and Civil Society Perspectives”

Training Course “Refugee Law and Protection in Thailand” III

Study program: Delegation American University Paris

Workshop “Legal Reform in Comparative Perspectives”



The Generations of International Human Rights Law

Interview with Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)