28 August – 6 September 2017
In the first of its kind, the Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy (APPA) committee supported a teaching collaboration between the Faculty of Law and Public Affairs, Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (FLPA- PUC) and School of Law, Vietnam National University (SL-VNU), Hanoi.
Prof. Phallack Kong, Ph.D. from FLPA-PUC and Lect. Huong Ngo, Ph.D. from SL-VNU collaborated on teaching two courses titled – “Human Rights in Southeast Asia” and “Human Rights in ASEAN” at the two universities.
Dr. Kong taught three classes – ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms, Protecting Human Rights in ASEAN, and Business and Human Rights in ASEAN at SL- VNU. He also delivered a seminar titled Mediation in Company -Community Conflict. The seminar covered non-judicial grievance mechanism under Pillar 3 of UN Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights [ADR vs Court]
Dr Ngo taught three classes – Human Rights and Development, Environment and Human Rights, and Children’s Rights at FLPA- PUC. She also delivered a seminar titled Labor Rights in Vietnam.
Outcomes include: The first ever human rights specific course taught at FLPA-PUC for students pursuing Master in Law; A common curriculum addressing Human rights in ASEAN/SE Asia taught at the two universities; building a network of academics to undertake teaching human rights in Southeast Asia.