Forthcoming Swansea University Conference on Human Rights and South East Asia

College of Law and Criminology Professor Simon Baughen will be delivering a paper on “Multi-National Corporations and Human Rights: The ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism and the Implications of International Law’ at a human rights conference on 6th May at Swansea University.

Professor Baughen recently published a research monograph on Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs. Closing the Governance Gap (Edward Elgar, 2015) and this is an opportunity to hear about his research on an important area of international human rights law and its implications for the developing human rights system in Southeast Asia.

The Conference theme is “Beyond Cultural Relativism: The Evolving Human Rights Mechanism of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in context.” The Conference is part of a three year, British Academy supported project that brings together academics from the College of Law and Criminology and the Department of Political and Cultural Studies, College of Arts and Humanities in Swansea University with their counterparts from the University of the Philippines, Diliman as well as other academics from Southeast Asia.