Scholarship Coming Soon! Emerging Scholar Program for Master of Arts in Human Rights (International Program)

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About the Scholarship

The Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) is currently accepting applications for its newly established Master of Arts in Human Rights (International Program) Emerging Scholar Program. The IHRP Emerging Scholar has a background in and commitment to the study and practice of international human rights. They also possess a demonstrated interest in pursuing career opportunities related to international human rights. In this inaugural year, one student will be selected as the Emerging Scholar and receive full-tuition to the MA Human Rights (International Program) as well as a monthly stipend. The scholar will be expected to fulfill all course and thesis requirements within 18 months from commencement of the program.

The scholarship is intended for students from developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The Role of IHRP Emerging Scholars

First and foremost the recipient of the scholarship will be expected to focus on the academically rigorous course requirements of the MA Human Rights (International Program). Additionally, as a promising leader in the human rights field, the IHRP Emerging Scholar will have the opportunity to play a vital role in the daily life of the Institute. Scholars will have the chance to assist on various IHRP activities and programs of the Institute, and will be able to work closely with affiliated faculty members on human rights-related research and other academic activities.


Applicants eligible to be considered for this scholarship must

  • meet admissions requirements for the MA Human Rights (International Program);
  • and be judged capable of finishing coursework and defending a thesis within 18 months.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstration of strong academic achievements
  • Proven commitment to research in the area of human rights (through paid and/or volunteer work)
  • Excellent writing ability
  • PRIORITY is given to residents or citizens of developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Scholarship Amount

The scholarship covers tuition costs for the MA Human Rights (International Program) and also includes a monthly allowance to cover living costs in Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, where the Mahidol University campus is located outside the Bangkok city center.

Application Requirements

Separate from the application materials required for the IHRP MA Human Rights (International Program), scholarship applicants must also submit the following documents by email to Dr. Coeli Barry, MA Human Rights (International Program) Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , CC IHRP Secretary, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

  • Personal Statement
    • In 600 words or less describe how your past academic commitment to the field of human rights has prepared you for the role of IHRP Emerging Scholar and in what ways this opportunity would contribute to your future development in this field
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of IHRP MA Human Rights (International Program) Application Form, available on the website: http://www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th/index.php/en/application-documents/19-ma-application-form
  • Official Transcripts sent by post [scanned copies will not be accepted] directly to IHRP at:
    • ATTN: IHRP Emerging Scholar Program

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP)

Panyaphiphat Building, 999 Phuttamonthon 4 Rd.

Salaya, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand


The Emerging Scholar Program will commence for Academic Year 2016/2017, please check back on the website or 'Like' the IHRP Facebook page for updates on application deadline.

Further information regarding the MA Human Rights (International Program)




Solidarity Walk for a Peaceful South

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Fighting in the southernmost provinces of Thailand has been going on since 2004 and there have been more than 6,000 dead and 10,000 injured persons. Many efforts to stop violence and build peace were made but have not yet produced tangible result. As a contribution to such efforts, a group of non-state actors agrees to launch a campaign called “Solidarity Walk for a Peaceful South”. Members of the group include Buddhist Network for Peace, Fasai Youth Center, Luk Rieng (bean of nitta tree) Youth Group, Saiburi River Basin Association, Narathiwat Civil Society Network, Kampung Taqwa Network, Women for Peace Association and Center for Peace Building in the Southernmost Provinces of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the continuing losses; to call for cooperation among multicultural groups; and to appeal for a collaborative approach to transform the conflict in the South.

The Solidarity Walk for a Peaceful South will start from Yala Municipality on the 15th of February, pass through Pattani and cover a distance of 170 km before reaching the destination at Takbai School in Narathiwat on the 21st of February 2015.

The campaign will disseminate the following messages or mottos:

- Safety for all

- Mutual protection

- Living together in a just society

- Respect our difference


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4 February 2015 (13:00-17:00)

Rattanakosin Room, Sukosol Hotel, Bangkok Thailand

Over the past years, concrete efforts have been made to shape or enhance human rights and peace research and education in every corner of Southeast Asia. Research, debates, and discussions among stakeholders centred on ways to ensure that peoples in the region are able to access and enjoy opportunities to practice and learn more about their human rights. Despite challenges, academics and fellow advocates remain hopeful and committed to a common vision to mainstream human rights and peace education in Southeast Asia.

2015 serves as the departure of a grander movement in achieving this goal. The ASEAN University Network- Human Rights Education Theme (AUN-HRE) and the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) in partnership with the Swedish Government (Sida) have joined forces to establish what believed to be the most comprehensive and meaningful programme driven by Southeast Asian Scholars and academics working on the promotion of human rights and peace in the region. The “Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia” Project or SHAPE-SEA is a four year programme that aims to improve three fundamental aspects related to human rights and peace: Research, Capacity Building and Education.

To celebrate past achievements and shape and re-shaping the direction of human rights and peace research and education, an Official Launch of SHAPE-SEA will be organized. This momentous event will take place on 4 February 2015 (13:00-17:00) at Rattanokosin Room, Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. This launch will commence with a formal signing of Agreement between the Swedish Government and Mahidol University (Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies as focal point and convener of SHAPE-SEA). It will then be followed by forum entitled “SHAPE, SHAPING and RESHAPING Human Rights and Peace Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia”. Seasoned Southeast Asians who are actively involved in the promotion of human rights and peace will share their valuable insights on ways to shape and enjoy rights and peace-literate region.

For inquiries or to confirm your attendance, please contact Mr. Joel Mark Barredo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We hope that you join us in welcoming this multiple partnership of human rights and peace education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia. See you all there!


Official Launch of the Programme on “Strengthening Human Rights and Peace
Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia (SHAPE-SEA)”

Rattanakosin Room, Sukosol Hotel


4 February 2015 (Wednesday)




Opening Remarks by Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree,

Project Committee Chairperson—SHAPE-SEA


Remarks by:

Mr Christoffer Berg

Minister Counselor

Charge D’ Affaires, Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand

Clin. Prof. Udom Kachintorn, M.D.

President of Mahidol University

Dr. Nantana Gajaseni

Executive Director of ASEAN University Network (AUN)


Signing of Agreement between Swedish Government (Sida) and Mahidol University-Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (Focal Person and Convener of SHAPE-SEA)




Forum on “Shape, Shaping and Reshaping Human Rights and Peace Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia”


เชิญชวนเยาวชนเข้าร่วม ค่ายเยาวชนการเรียนรู้ เชื่อมโยง และเปลี่ยนแปลงจากชุมชนสู่สังคม ครั้งที่ 2

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ค่ายเยาวชนการเรียนรู้ เชื่อมโยง และเปลี่ยนแปลงจากชุมชนสู่สังคม

กิจกรรมดีดีสำหรับเยาวชนมาแล้ว ขอเชิญน้องๆ ระดับมัธยมศึกษาตอนปลาย และนักศึกษาระดับปริญญาตรีค่ะ
สถาบัน สิทธิมนุษยชนและสันติศึกษา มหาวิทยาลัยมหิดล จัดโครงการค่ายเยาวชนการเรียนรู้ เชื่อมโยง และเปลี่ยนแปลงจากชุมชนสู่สังคม ตอน อาสาสมัครนักสันติและสิทธิ รุ่นเยาว์ ระหว่างวันที่ 22 - 29 มีนาคม 2558 ณ อุทยานนกน้ำทะเลน้อย จังหวัดพัทลุง และลงพื้นที่เรียนรู้ในจังหวัดพัทลุง ( ลงพื้นที่ชุมชน 3 วัน 2 คืน)

กรุณาส่งจดหมายแนะนำตัวสั้นๆ และเหตุผลที่สนใจเข้าร่วมกิจกรรมมาพอสังเขป พร้อมรูปถ่าย
ส่งมายัง This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it หรือสอบถามเพิ่มเติมได้ที่ 02 441 0813 - 5 ต่อ 1101, 1115

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IHRP Faculty along with CSOs release statement of support for proposed U.S. National Action Plan for Responsible Business

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In the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement that the U.S. government would develop a National Action Plan (NAP), the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and a number of other leading civil society organizations released public statements, expressing their support for the announcement and outlining key recommendations for the NAP’s process and content. Faculty from IHRP is among the civil society contributors who will continue to consult throughout the US-NAP drafting process.

For further information and list of supporting CSOs: http://nationalactionplan.us/other-recommendations/

For recommendations from IHRP Faculty Matthew Mullen, PhD: http://nationalactionplan.us/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Recommendations-for-the-NAP-Mullen.pdf