The IHRP is an active component of human rights and peace networks of organizations from the grassroots level, to the national and international levels. The IHRP works with non-governmental organizations, government offices, and regional groups who are active in the field of human rights. It facilitates communication between students, researchers, academics, civil society and practitioners. It also works in cooperation with many organizations which share the same goals of promoting human rights and peace, and contributing to society.

In recent years, IHRP, in recognizing the need to enhance academic cooperation in the field of human rights and peace in Southeast Asia, initiated the establishment of the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN), The ASEAN University Network (AUN) and recently set up MU-IHRP CHAMPASS (Student Alumni Network).


The South East Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) was established in 2009 as a network of academic institutes working in the field of human rights in South East Asia. The network aims to promote human rights across the region through involving academics in outreach, campaigns and advocacy work and training human rights workers, defenders and law enforcement staff. SEAHRN also produces many publications and has recently released the first human rights textbook for ASEAN students.

IHRP Mahidol is the convener of SEAHRN, which links 14 institutions in 6 countries. For more information about SEAHRN click here.


The ASEAN University Network (AUN) was created by ASEAN leaders to support the development of a shared cultural identity among ASEAN nations by linking top academic institutions in the region. The AUN aims to encourage co-operation between universities and is currently undertaking over 20 collaborative projects.

The AUN Human Rights Education Network (AUN-HRE) supports collaboration in the area of human rights education. For more information about AUN-HREN click here.


SHAPE-SEA is a collaboration of the ASEAN University Network – Human Rights Education (AUN-HRE) and the Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN). Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), the program is hosted by the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP), Mahidol University.

SHAPE-SEA is engaged in activities in eleven countries in Southeast Asia, trying to help universities to play a more significant role in promoting human rights by contributing research and incorporating human rights and peace into university education. To learn more about SHAPE-SEA click here.

Inter-Religious Council of Thailand

The Inter-religious Council of Thailand is an affiliate of Religions for Peace it focuses on creating dialogue and cooperation between religious leaders and communities to work towards peaceful resolution of conflicts in Thailand. The Inter-religious Council of Thailand began following an Inter-religious Conference organised by the Research Center for Peacebuilding (now IHRP), and the headquarters are in IHRP’s building at Mahidol University. To learn more about the Inter-Religious Council of Thailand click here.

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