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CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development 2019

25 November 2019 - 29 November 2019

CPG Winter Academy 2019 – Agenda (click)

From 25 to 29 November 2019, the German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG), with support from the Hanns Seidel Foundation, will host the CPG Winter Academy on Human Rights & Development at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok.

The Academy is a one-week intensive course. For the 8th time, it offers lectures, seminars, panel discussions, workshops and debates by internationally recognized scholars, practitioners, and representatives from international and state organizations as well as from non-governmental organizations. The Academy covers theoretical introductions, in-depth practical insights and case studies concerning fundamental questions as well as current issues of human rights and development.

The course is suitable for students, young academics, practitioners and other interested persons who want to enhance their knowledge in the respective fields. The Academy is conducted in English. → Previous CPG Winter Academies on Human Rights and Development


  • Human rights and development in Southeast Asia
  • Concept and critique of human rights
  • National and international mechanisms of human rights protection
  • Digtial freedoms and their limitations
  • Refguee rights and protection
  • Political freedoms and human rights lawyering
  • Business and human rights
  • Counter-terrorism and human rights
  • Human rights in criminal procedure
  • Political economy of development
  • Development, environmental protection and climate change
  • Project development and implementation


  • Sarwat Adnan, United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO), Bangkok
  • Kristian Benestad, Center for Asylum Protection, Bangkok
  • Yvain Bon, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Bangkok
  • Duanghathai Buranajaroenkij, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
  • Mark Daly, Daly & Associates, Hong Kong
  • Terry van Gevelt, Department of Political and Public Administration, Hong Kong University
  • Henning Glaser, CPG, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
  • Michael Hayes, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
  • Mari Hirayama, Faculty of Law, Hakuoh University, Japan
  • Ashok Hukku, former Military Intelligence Advisor, India
  • Jayson Lamchek, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University
  • Emma Potchapornkul, Peace Resource Collaborative, Bangkok
  • Lasse Schuldt, CPG, Thammasat University
  • Saya Teraoka, UNHCR Representation in Thailand
  • Thitirat Thipsamritkul, Faculty of Law, Thammasat University

Course venue: The Winter Academy will be held on 25-29 November 2019 at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand’s oldest and most prestigious law school.

Fee: Waived on occasion of celebrating the 10th anniversary of CPG

Teaching language: English


Participants will be selected on the basis of their applications.

Applications consist of the online application form available at https://s.surveyplanet.com/2xccKDt3 as well as a CV and a motivation statement, to be sent until 15 November 2019, to Ms. Venus Phuangkom at events@cpg-online.de.

Upon receipt of application documents, applicants will receive response and admission decision within three days.

For more information about CPG’s events, please contact us via events@cpg-online.de (Ms. Venus Phuangkom).


25 November 2019
29 November 2019


+66 2 613 2971


Faculty of Law, Thammasat University
2 Phrachan Road
Bangkok, 10200 Thailand
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+66 2 613 2971