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There is an increasing demand for trained human rights academics and professionals in the Asian region, as evidenced by developments such as the creation of an ASEAN human rights body as well an on-going need for effective and evidence-based policy.  Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University (MU) in Thailand is uniquely poised to respond to these demands by offering progressive, high quality, international human rights graduate programs, with a focus on Asia. The mission of the center is threefold: to build human rights and peace culture through education and academic outreach program; to strengthen research that contributes to a greater understanding and realization of human rights, peace and just development; to serve as a center and be catalyze for academic excellence and knowledge based advocacy in human rights.

As a leader in human rights and peace education in the region, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) is committed to promoting human rights, peace and development studies through our degree programs and research and training activities. The IHRP currently offers the following degree programs:

MA in Human Rights and Peace Studies (Thai Program)
MA in Human Rights (International Program)
MA in Human Rights and Democratisation (International Program)
PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies (International Program)

The IHRP also provides professional training courses for academics, activists and government officers in order to promote human rights, peace and just development in the region. For the past several years, the IHRP has gained a reputation for annual training courses, including the South East Asian Advanced Program on Human Rights and the Annual Thematic Human Rights Training Program. We also undertake research on issues related to human rights, peace and development, and have established a resource center for these areas of study.

The IHRP is part of the internationalized community at Mahidol University. Our degree programs and training courses draw students, participants and lecturers from many countries in Asia and beyond.

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Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP)
Mahidol University, Salaya Campus
Phuttamonthon 4 Rd., Nakhon Pathom, 73170 Thailand
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Website: www.ihrp.mahidol.ac.th