The Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect( APR2P ) alongside co-hosts The Habibie Center and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia facilitated a series of workshops and meetings in Jakarta. These included;

  • Human Rights Defenders training
  •  APR2P Regional Youth Meeting
  • APR2P Dialogue with Indonesian members of Parliament supported by the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR)
  • Surin Pitsuwan Oration “R2P through the human rights lens: implications for Southeast Asia” delivered by Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn KBE.
  • Asia Pacific Partnership for Atrocity Prevention (APPAP) Business meeting
  • APR2P Executive training

The meetings were attended by many local Indonesian and regional partners, representatives from DFAT and Dr Karen Smith the Special Adviser to the Secretary General on the Responsibility to Protect, United Nations.

APR2P Director and Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies,  Alex Bellamy noted the key achievements of the recent Centre activities in Jakarta as;

  1. Human rights defenders working on the prevention of gender based atrocity have received training and the basis for ongoing support.
  2. Six young people from across the region have formed a group to lead a regional youth network for atrocity prevention.
  3. More support will be given to practical community based projects focused on preventing gender based violence and preventing hate speech and incitement.
  4. A new line of work has been established to push for better security sector governance to support atrocity prevention has been established. Another, focused on accountability for atrocity crimes is in the pipeline.
  5. The APPAP Partnership is going to advocate for change together and engage more directly with political leaders, regional institutions, and global actors. It is also going to grow in members.
  6. And the foundations have been laid for more work in the Pacific, and deeper partnerships focused on Myanmar and supporting our APPAP colleagues based there