International Hybrid Conference on “Current Issues in Human Rights Research”

International Hybrid Conference on “Current Issues in Human Rights Research”

Proposed date: July 14, 2023


The International Hybrid Conference on “Current Issues in Human Rights Research” aims to provide a platform for graduate students, researchers and others to contribute present and discuss research in the Post COVID era. The ambitions of “Build Back Better” held during the pandemic seem to not have been actualized. In many sectors, such as politics, development, and rights, it is business as usual as opposed to hopes of a better future.

The vulnerabilities exposed by the COVID pandemic remain: increased vulnerabilities faced by marginalized groups; exacerbated social and economic problems, democratic backsliding, increasing militarization, heightening inequalities, and the rise of authoritarianism and populism. These have directly impacted ways that research is undertaken.

Papers from a variety of sectors will address the numerous issues faced today, with a focus on Southeast Asia, and concerns around development, human rights, and democracy.

Themes and Sub-themes

The major themes of the conference revolve around politics, development, and human rights.

The papers presented in the conference were also divided into the following sub-themes:







Divided societies


Gender and Sexuality

Gig economy


Non-citizens and migration


Police and security


Conference Format

The conference will be a one-day event in a hybrid format. Papers can be presented at IHRP Mahidol, and online.

A total of no more than 60 papers can be accommodated, and the proceedings will be peer reviewed and published online.

Conference timeline

28 JuneCall for papers
7 JulyDeadline for abstract submission
12 JulyConfirmation of abstracts accepted for conference
14 JulyConference date
31 JulyDeadline for submission of conference paper
11 AugustSecond peer review period
18 AugustRevision period
19 August – 15 SeptemberCopyediting and layout period
22 SeptemberPublication of conference proceedings


Global Campus of Human Rights Asia Pacific

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

MA International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University

School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University

Master of Political Science in International Relations (MIR), Thammasat University

School of Global Studies (SGS), Thammasat University

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