Asia Human Rights Forum

The Asia Human Rights Forum aims to create a strong regional network that will contribute to the establishment of a reliable human right protection mechanism in Asia. Every year, the forum deals with human rigghts issues that are of common concern in the region. Human rights practitioners, scholars, and government representatives come together to identify ad contemplate possible solutions to these problems.

The Forum was first held in 2006 and has been annually since then to deal with the following issues:Child Labor and Trafficking:Regional Cooperation for Migrnt Children; Migrant Workers and Local Perceptions of Their Contributions: and Protection of Ethnic Minority Refugees.

09:30-10:00 Registration
Opening
10:00-10:30

Welcoming Remarks

· YEOM Jae-ho

President, Korea University

Keynote Speech

“Prospects and Challenges of Promoting Regional Human Rights Regime in Asia”

· SOH Changrok

Professor, Granduate School of International Studies, Korea University
President, Human Asia
Director, Human Rights Center, Korea University
Member, United Nations Human Rights Council Advisory Committee

Session 1 (120’)
10:30-12:30

Discussion on Human Rights Regime in Asia

Moderator

· KIM Nam Kook

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Korea University

Presenters

· BAIK Tae-Ung Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa
· MUN TARBHORN Vitit Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok
· YI Zoonil Professor, Korea University School of Law

Discussants

· POULSEN Signe Representative, United Nations Human Rights Office (Seoul)
· OBATA Kaoru Member, UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, Professor of International Law, Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University
· KIM Suam Senior Researcher, Korea Institute for National Unification

12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 2 (120’)
14:00-16:00

Asia, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law : Voices from the Field

Moderator

· AHN Kyong Whan Professor Emeritus, Seoul National University School of Law, Former Chair, National Human Rights Commission of Korea

Presenter

· DJAMIN Rafendi Regional Director, Amnesty International South East Asia and the Pacific Regional Office
· HWANG Pillkyu Attorney at Law, Gong-Gam Human Rights Law Foundation

Discussants

· GOEDDE Partricia Partricia Professor, Sungkyunkwan University Law School
· BAEK Gayoon Coordinator, Peace and International Solidarity Team, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy (PSPD)
· SHEN Wenwen Visiting Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University

16:00-16:20 Coffee Break
Session 3 (100’)
16:20-18:00

ROUNDTABLE : Proposals for the Establishment of Human Rights Regime in Asia

Moderator

· KIM Hun Joon Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University

Discussants

· BAEK Buhm-suk Professor, College of International Studies, Kyung-Hee University
· KIM Keun-shik Professor, Department of Political Science and Diplomacy, Kyungnam University
· kIM Ahyoung Second Secretaty, Human Rights and Social Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ROK)
· KIM Sungjin Head of Comparative Constitutional Law Division, Constitutional Research Institute of the Constitutional Court of Korea
· OH Yoojin Deputy Director, Human Rights Policy Division, Ministry of Justice (ROK)
· LEE Younghwan Director, Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG)
· SHIN Hyung-sik Director, Institute for Korean Democracy, Korea Democracy Foundation

Participants’ Comments

Interactive Dialogue with the Audience

18:00 Closing Ceremony
09:00 REGISTRATION
09:30 OPENING CEREMONY
Moderator JAE-CHUN WON South Korea /
Professor, Handong University
Opening Address CHANGROKSOH South Korea /
President, Human Asia; Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University
Welcome Speech I BYUNG-CHUL HYUN South Korea /
Chairperson, The National Human Rights Commission of Korea
Welcome Speech II SUNG-HOON PARK South Korea /
Dean, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies
Photo Shoot
10:30 SESSION I: THE UN CONVENTION RELATING TO THE STATUS OF REFUGEES
& THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REFUGEE ACT IN THE DOMESTIC SPHERE
Moderator KYUNG-SEO PARK South Korea /
President, Korean Center for United Nation Human Rights Policy; South Korea�셲 Ambassador-at-Large for Human Rights
Presentations BRIAN BARBOUR USA /
IMPLEMENTATION OF REFUGEE LEGISLATION IN JAPAN AND THE USA Director of External Relations, Japan Association for Refugees
MARTIN JONES UK /
IMPLEMENTING THE REFUGEE CONVENTION THROUGHT NATIONAL LEGISLATION; THE CASES OF CANADA, THE UK AND EUROPE Lecturer, Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York
JONG-CHUL KIM South Korea /
ENACTMENT OF REFUGEE LAW AND EXTENDED SUGGESTIONS ON ITS UNSOLVED ISSUES Lawyer, Advocates for Public Interest Law (APIL)
Discussants YOUNG-HOON SONG South Korea /
Senior Researcher, Seoul National University�셲 Institute for Peace and Unification Studies
VLADIMIR HERNANDEZ Philippines /
Director, Philippine Programme, Community and Family Services International
12:30 LUNCH (Hosted by the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
14:00 SESSION II: COOPERATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY
Moderator SANG-DON SHIM South Korea /
Director General, Investigation Bureau, The National Human Rights Commission of Korea
Presentations TAMARA DOMICELJ Australia /
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY COOPERATION �� AN AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTIVE Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
VEERAWITTIANCHAINAN Thailand /
THAI COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEES FOUNDATION Founder & Executive Director, Thai Committee for Refugees Foundation
JDONG-HYUK CHOI South Korea /
MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION OF KOREA (NHRCK) FOR PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF REFUGEE RIGHTS Migration Director, Civil Rights Division, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
Discussants EUN-HA CHANG South Korea /
Research Fellow, Center for International Studies, Yonsei University
15:40 BREAK
16:00 SESSION III: REFUGEES�� SOCIAL RIGHTS & INTEGRATION
Moderator PIL-KYU HWANG South Korea /
Lawyer, Public Interest Lawyers�� Group of Gong-Gam
Presentations HO-TAEK LEE South Korea /
HOW TO SUPPORT STABLE STAY FOR REFUGEES (SOCIAL RIGHTS) Executive Director, Refuge pNan
ALICE NAH Malaysia /
THE INTEGRATION OF REFUGEES: EXAMPLES FROM UK AND CANADA Research and Teaching Fellow, Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York
YIOMBITHONA South Korea /
EXPERIENCE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS AND REFUGEES IN KOREA Congolese Refugee
Discussants GOPAL KRISHNA SIWAKOTI Nepal /
President, INHURED International
JIN-SOOK PARK South Korea /
President, Ecofemme
KAFEBA P. MUNDELE New Zealand /
Chairman, New Zealand National Refugee Network
TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:00 ~ 09:30 Registration
09:30 ~ 10:30 OPENING SESSION – Moderator
Yuchul RHIM, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights President of H & Q, Korea
– Opening Address
Changrok SOH, President, The Asia Center for Human Rights Professor Korean University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
– Welcoming Address
Innwon PARK, Dean, Korean University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
– Congratulatory Remarks
Byung-Chul HYUN, Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of Korea
– Keynote Speech
Homayoun ALIZADEH, Regional Representative for South-East Asia, UN OHCHR
10:30 ~ 12:30 SESSION I :
– Realities of Ethnic Minority Refugees in Asia
– Moderator
Kang Ho JHE Director, The Asia Center for Human rights Attorney at Law, Kim, Chang & Lee, Korea
① Jumma Refugees in Bangladesh
┗ Ronel Chakma NANI Jumma People’s Network-Korea장
② The Chin People in Myanmar
┗ John Smith THANG Executive Director, Chin Democracy and Human Rights Network
③ Refugee Dilemmas in Receiving Country
┗ Altafur RAHMAN Executive Director, Human Security Alliance, Thailand
④ Rohingya People in Myanmar
┗ Hakim Rohingya Refugee
– Q&A
12:30 ~ 14:00 Lunch
14:00 ~ 16:00 SESSION II :
– Working Practices of Government and Civil Society Cooperation
– Moderator
Sukwoo KIM Advisor, The Asia Center for Human Rights, Korea
① Japan’s Refugee Protection System: Government-NGO Cooperation
┗ Hiroaki ISHII Executive Director, Japan Association for Refugees, Japan
② Allied Government-NGO Effort for Refugees’ Social Integration and Resettlement: Examples from Canada
┗ Amy CASIPULLAI Policy and Public Education Coordinaor, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Canada
③ Australia’s Refugee Protection
┗ Rebecca ECKHARD , Research Coordinator, Refugee Council of Australia
– Discussant
① Seong In KIM Director, Nancen, Korea
② Sung-Nam PARK Director of the Migrants’ Human Rights, Investigation Bureau, National Human Rights Commission of Korea, KOREA
③ Jae Hyun PARK Deputy Director of the Nationality?Refugee Division, Ministry of Justice, Korea
– Q&A
16:00 ~ 16:15 Break
16:15 ~ 16:30 Documentary on Minority Refugees of Asia
16:30 ~ 18:00 SESSION III :
– Towards Better Protection of Refugees-Focusing on Ethnic Minorities
– Moderator
Yasushi KATSUMA Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan
① Towards Better Protection of Refugees
┗ Abraham Hotaeg LEE President, PNAN, Korea
– Discussant
Presenters of the Session I & Session II
– Q&A
18:00 CONCLUSION
– Closing Remarks
Benjamin H. YOON Founder & Chairman, The Asia Center for Human Rights, Korea
Mon, February 23
TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:30 Registration
10:00 OPENING SESSION Moderator Yoo-Cheol RIM, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights/President of H&Q, Korea
Opening Address Man-Ho HEO Executive Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights(ACHR)
Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Welcoming Address
Innwon PARK Dean ,Tthe Graduate School of International Studies(GSIS) and Division of International Studies (DIS) at Korea University, Korea
Congratulatory Remarks
Hak-Jun KIM Chairperson, The Dong-AIlbo, Korea
Byung-Chul HYUN Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission of Korea, Korea
Keynote Speech The Migrant Worker’s Role in the Economic, Social and Cultural Well-being of Society
Homayoun ALIZADEH Regional Representative for South-East Asia, UN OHCHR, Thailand
11:00 SESSION 1 – Seeking Solutions for the Protection of Migrant Worker’s Rights and Coexistence
with Migrant Workers
Moderator Haesung Kim Representative, Korea Migrant’s Center, Korea

<Presentations>
The Reality of Migrant Workers
Aungtinhtun Manager, MWTV, Burma
The Plight of Migrant Workers in Korea
Prema Lal Migrant Workers, Sri Lanka
Recent Economic Recession and Labor Market of Low-Skill Foreign Workers
– Centering on Manufacturing Sectors –

Kyu-yong Lee Researcher, Korea Labor Institute, Korea
A Supply and Demand Situation: Manpower in the Korean Construction Labor. Market and the Conditions for the Coexistence of Native and Foreign Workers
Gyubeom Shim Researcher, The Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea, Korea
Suggestions for the Advancement of Migrant Worker’s Legal Status
Jung-Hoon Jung Lawyer, Korean Public Interest Lawyers’ Groups, Gong-Gam, Korea

12:30 Lunch
14:00 SESSION 2 – Seeking Solutions between Sending and Destination Countries Moderator Sukwoo Kim Advisor, The Asia Center for Human Rights, Korea
<Presentations>
Filipino Migrant Workers in Korea
Delmer R. Cruz Labor attache, Philippine Embassy, Seoul, The Philippines
Improvement of Migrant Workers’ Human Rights
Mudassir Iqbal Labor attache, Pakistan Embassy, Seoul, Pakistan
Joint Collaboration between Sending and Destination Countries will ensure Better Human Rights for the Migrant Workers
Syed Nasir Ershad First Secretary, Bangladesh Embassy, Seoul, Bangladesh

<Discussant>
Needs to Enhance Cooperation with Sending Countries under the Employment Permit System
Sung gil Son Deputy Director, Foreign Workforce Policy Division, Ministry of Labor, Korea
Jungdo Kim Deputy Director, Visa & Residence Division, Ministry of Justice, Korea
Promoting Improved Cooperation through Conflict and Understanding between Labor. Exporting and Importing Countries
Pillkyu Hwang Korean public Interest Lawyers’ Group, Gong-Gam, Korea15:40Break16:00Documentary on Migrant Workers: Sweet Korea, Sour Company
(Lorelei Mancawan & Antonio Sumayan, Philippines Korea)16:20SESSION 3 – Joining into the International Convention for Migrant WorkersModerator Ki Gab Park Professor, Korea University School of Law, Korea
<Presentations>
Migrant Workers’ Rights: Recommendations
Norma Kang Muico Researcher, East Asia Team, Amnesty International, UK
The Korean Government’s Position on the Ratification of the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Sewon Kim Second Secretary, Human Rights and Social Affairs Division, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
Advocating for the Universal Ratification and Effective Implementation of the UN 1990 MWC
Ashley William Bonaventure Gois Regional Coordinator, Migrant Forum Asia, Philippines
A Discourse on the Constitutionality of the Rights enshrined in the International Migrant Convention
Zinwan Park Professor, Law School, Kyungpook National University, Korea17:20휴식17:30CONCLUDINGModerator Jae WON Chief ,the Education and Training Department of the ACHR
Professor, Handong International Law School, Korea
Conclusions and Recommendations Man-Ho HEO Executive Director, ACHR/Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Closing Remarks Benjamin H. YOON President, The Asia Center for Human Rights, Korea

TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:00 Registration
9:30 OPENING SESSION – Moderator:
Jae WON Chief ,the Education and Training Department of the ACHR/ Professor, Handong International Law School, South Korea
– Opening Address
Man-Ho HEO Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights/Professor, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
– Welcoming Address
Sachiko YAMAMOTO Director, ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
– Congratulatory Remarks
① Hak-Jun KIM Chairman, TheDong-AIlbo, SouthKorea
② Byungki KIM AssociateDean,KoreaUniversityGraduateSchoolofInternational Studies, South Korea
– Keynote Speech
The Migrant Worker’s Role in the Economic, Social and Cultural Well-being of Society
Homayoun ALIZADEH Regional Representative for South-East Asia, UN OHCHR
10:30 SESSION ONE:
Focusing on South Korea
– Moderator: Donghoon SEOL Professor , Chonbuk National University, South Korea
– Presentations
① Perceptions and Attitudes of South Koreans toward Migrant Workers In-Jin YOON Professor, Korea University, South Korea
② Migrant Workers’ Contributions to the South Korean Economy and their Social Effect on South Korea Dr. Baek-Seok SONG Professor, Korea University, South Korea
③ Migrant Workers’ Legal Status ? Labor Union Rights, Civil and Political Rights, Social and Cultural Rights Pil-kyu HWANG Lawyer,KoreanPublicInterestLawyers’Group,Gong-Gam, South Korea
④Policy Suggestions Based on the Survey of South Koreans’ Perception of Migrant Workers, New Program Development on Perception Change of Migrant Workers Jue Young SONG Senior Researcher, the Asia Center for Human Rights, South Korea
– Discussant
Jungdo KIM Deputy Director of Residence Policy Team, Ministry of Justice, South Korea Homayoun ALIZADEH Regional Representative for South-East Asia, UN OHCHR
12:30 Lunch
15:45-16:45 Video
14:00 SESSION TWO:
– Focusing on Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand ? Comparison of three destination countries on the issue of migrant workers’ economic contributions and the social cultural effects in their respective countries
– Moderator: Changrok SOH Associate Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights/ Professor, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies, South Korea
– Presentations
① Migrant Workers’ economic contributions and social and cultural effects in Japan
Masao KOBAYASHI Candidate for Ph.D in International Relations, Waseda Universtiy, Japan
Japanese government policy on Migrant workers and the social status of these workers regarding labor union rights, and civil, political and cultural rights
Sachi TAKAYA Vice Secretary General, Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, Japan
② Taiwanese government’s policy on migrant workers, and the social status of these workers regarding labor union rights, and civil, political, social and cultural rights
Ching-Ju WU SecretaryGeneral,TIWA(TaiwanInternationalWorkers’Association), Taiwan
Migrant workers’ economic contribution and their social and cultural effects on Taiwan
Hong Zen WANG Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
③ Thai government policy on migrant workers and their social and cultural effect
Adisorn KEADMONGKOL, Candidate for ph.D, Thammasat University, Thailand
④ Effectively managing labour migration: multilateral standards and bilateral agreements to guide domestic policies
Tim DE MEYER, Specialist on International Labour Standards & Labour Law, ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
– Discussant
① Hyungbok CHAE Professor, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
② Chulhyo KIM Project Coordinator, International Organization for Migration, South Korea
16:00 Break
16:10 SESSION THREE: Strategy Discussion – Moderator
Homayoun ALIZADEH Regional Representative for South-East Asia, UN OHCHR
– Discussant
Adisorn KEADMONGKOL, Masao KOBAYASHI, Yu-Chien KUNG, Tim DE MEYER, Lawyer Pil-Kyu HWANG, In-Jin YOON
17:20 Break
18:00 CONCLUDING SESSION – Moderator
Jae WON Chief ,the Education and Training Department of the ACHR/ Professor, Handong International Law School, South Korea
– Conclusions and Recommendations
Man-Ho HEO Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights/Professor, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
– Closing Remarks
– Benjamin H. YOON President, The Asia Center for Human Rights, South Korea
February 19
TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:30 Registration
10:00 OPENING SESSION Moderators Jae Won, Chief of the Education and Training Department, The Asia Center for Human Rights/
Professor, Handong International Law School, Korea
Opening Address Man-Ho HEO, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights/
Opening Address Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Welcoming Address
Homayoun ALIZADEH, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, UN OHCHR, Thailand
Congratulatory Remarks
Sung-Joo HAN, President, Asan Institute / Former President, Korea University, Korea
Hak-Jun KIM, President, The Dong-A Ilbo, Korea
Keynote Speech
Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child for Migrant Children in Asia
Yanghee LEE, Chairperson, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child /
Professor, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Video Clip of the Youth Debate / Youth Declaration on the Migrant Children’s Rights’
11:00 SESSION ONE –
Situation of the Rights of Migrant Children in Asia
Moderator Changrok SOH, Associate Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights /
Dean, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
Migrant Children and the Danger of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Kritsana PIMONSAENGSURIYA, Regional Officer for East Asia and Pacific, ECPAT International, Thailand
Rights to Education and Public Health of Migrant Children in South Korea
Eun-Ha LEE, Education and Culture Team Manager, Seongdong Migrant Worker’s Center, Korea
Rights of Migrant Children in Northeast China
Kay SEOK, Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Discussion Inae PEAK, School Education Team, Human Rights Education Department,
Discussant National Human Rights Commission of Korea, Korea
12:30 Lunch / Documentary Film
14:00 SESSION TWO –
Southeast Asia’s Experience on Cooperation for the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Children
Moderator In-Sook KIM, Vice President, Save the Children Korea, Korea
Network for the Protection of Burmese Migrant Children
Maung Zaw, President, Assistance Program for Education of Burmese Children, Korea
Building Cooperation for Migrant Children in Greater Mekong Sub-region
Edelweiss F. SILAN, Regional Cross-border Project Coordinator, Save the Children UK Southeast and
East Asia Regional Office, Thailand
ILO’s Sub-Regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Migrant Children
Allan DOW, Communication Officer, International Program on the Elimination of Child Labour,
International Labour Office, Thailand
Discussion June J.H. LEE, Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration, Korea
15:30 Break
15:40 SESSION THREE
Seeking Inter-governmental Cooperation: the Case of ASEAN and European Union
Moderator, Homayoun ALIZADEH, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, UN OHCHR, Thailand
ASEAN’s Efforts on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Children
Homayoun ALIZADEH, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, UN OHCHR, Thailand
European Union policy towards migrant and asylum seeking children
Annick GOEMINNE, International Relations Officer, Office of the Commissioner for Refugees and Stateless
Persons, Belgian Ministry of the Interior, Belgium / Former Seconded National Expert, Directorate General
for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission
Discussion Yong-Ho CHA, Residence Policy Division, Immigration Bureau, Ministry of Justice, Korea
Mijiddorj TOGTOKHNYAM, Chairperson, National Authority for Children, Mongolia
17:20 Break
17:30 CONCLUDING SESSION Moderator Jae WON, Chief of the Education and Training Department, The Asia Center for Human Rights/
Moderator Professor, Handong International Law School, Korea
Conclusions and Recommendations
Homayoun ALIZADEH, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, UN OHCHR, Thailand
Concluding Remarks Man-Ho HEO, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights /
Concluding Remarks Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
February 5
TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:30 Registration
10:00 Opening Session Moderators Mina Sohn, Goodwill Ambassador, the Asia Center for Human Rights KBS Anchorwoman, Korea
Jae Won, Chief of the Education and Training Department, the Asia Center for Human Rights
Professor, Handong International Law School, Korea
Culture Event Pansori: Chung Su-in, Gosu: Kim In-su
Opening address Man-ho Heo, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights
Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
Welcoming address Aidan McQuade, Director, Anti-Slavery International, UK
Congratulatory Remarks Hakjoon Kim, President, The Dong-A Ilbo / Board Member, The Hwajeong Peace
Foundation-The Institute 21 for Peace Studies, The Dong-A Ilbo, Korea
Younghee Choi, Chairperson, National Youth Commission, Korea
Keynote Speech: OHCHR’ S Role in Supporting the Establishment of an ASEAN Regional Human. Rights Mechanism
Homayoun Alizadeh, Regional Representative for Southeast Asia, Office of the High Commissioner for
Human Rights, Thailand
11:00 Session One – Theme : Child Sex Tourism Moderator|Kyung-seo Park, Ambassador at Large for Human Rights, Korea
Child Sex Tourism by Korean Men – With a Focus on cases in Thailand and the Philippines Child Wise
Tourism Project by Australian Government
Kim Kyung-ai, Chairperson of Board of Naeil Women’s Center for Youth,
Professor of Dongduk Women’s University, Korea
Child Wise Tourism Project by Australian Government
David Wildman, Senior Liaison Officer, Australian Federal Police Hong Kong Office, Australia
ASEAN Regional Campaign on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism
Maria Victoria Jasmin, Director, Office of Tourism Standards of the Philippines, the Philippines
Discussant|Ito Kazuko, Secretary General, Human Rights Now / Lawyer, Japan
12:30 Luncheon – Video Documentary
14:00 Session Two – Child Pornography on the Internet Moderator|Heisoo Shin, Member, UN CEDAW/ Commissioner
National Human Rights Commission of Republic of Korea, Korea
Sexual Exploitation of Children in Cyber Space
Carmen M. Madrinan, Executive Director, Ecpat International, Thailand
UN ESCAP’s Approaches to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Beverly Jones, Social Affairs Officer, Gender and Development Section, UN-ESCAP, Thailand
Discussant|Rentsendorj Oyunbileg, Member of Ecpat Mongolia Network, Mongolia
15:10 Break
15:20 Session Three :
Regional Framework for Preventing Children from Commercial
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Moderator|Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University / UN Special Rapporteur on the
Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK / Former UN Special Rapporteur on the
Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Thailand
Theme Speech|Pursuing Regional Human Rights Co-operation for Combating Commercial Sexual
Exploitation of Children in Asia
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law, Chulalongkorn University / UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of
Human Rights in the DPRK / former UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Child
Prostitution and Child Pornography, Thailand
Discussants|Jeon Hyock Hee, Director General, Youth Protection Bureau, the National Youth Commission, Korea
Ko Yi-Fen, Public Prosecutor, Department of Prosecutorial Affair, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan
Baljinnyam Javzankhuu, Advisor of Child Problem to Deputy Prime Minister, Mongolia
17:20 Break
17:30 Concluding Session Conclusions and Recommendations
Monday, 6 February
TIME SCHEDULE DETAIL SCHEDULE
09:30-10:30 Registration
10:30-12:00 Opening Session Moderators:
Changrok Soh, Associate Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights / Professor, Korea
University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
Mina Sohn, Goodwill Ambassador, The Asia Center for Human Rights / KBS anchorwoman,
Korea
– Opening Remarks
Man-ho Heo, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights / Professor, Kyungpook
National University, Korea
– Welcome Address
Benjamin H. Yoon, President, The Asia Center for Human Rights, Korea
David Ould, Director, Anti-Slavery International, UK
Jung-Ho Kim, Dean, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
– Congratulatory Remarks
Hakjoon Kim, President, The Dong-A Ilbo / Board Member, The Peace Foundation 21,
Korea
Edward P. Reed, Representative, The Asia Foundation, Korea
– Keynote Speech
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor, Chulalongkorn University / UN Special Rapporteur on the
Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK / former UN Special Rapporteur on the Sale of
Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Thailand
12:00-14:00 Luncheon Hosted by Yoon-Dae Euh, President, Korea University, Korea
14:00-15:30 Session One: Child Labour in Asia Moderator: Kyung-Seo Park, Ambassador for Human Rights, Korea
– Child Domestic Workers
Jonathan Blagbrough, Child Labour Programme Coordinator, Anti-Slavery International,
Thailand
– Child Labour in Philippines
Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, President and Executive Director, Visayan Forum
Foundation Inc., Philippines
– Children in the Carpet Industry
Ajay Singh Karki, Executive Director, Nepal Rugmark Foundation, Nepal
– Child Bonded Labour
Swami Agnivesh, Chairperson, Bonded Labour Liberation Front, India
15:30-15:45 Break
15:45-16:45 Video Documentary
16:45-18:00 Session Two: Child Trafficking in Asia Moderator: Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor, Chulalongkorn University / UN Special
Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the DPRK / former UN Special Rapporteur
on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography, Thailand
– Vulnerability of North Korean Children to Exploitation and Slavery-like
Practices in China and the DPRK

Norma Kang Muico, Education & Advocacy Officer, Anti-Slavery International, UK
– Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
Amihan Abueva, President, ECPAT International / Regional Coordinator, Asia ACTs
Against Child Trafficking, Philippines
– Child Trafficking into Forced Labour
Bhuwan Ribhu, Director, Save the Childhood Foundation, India
2월 6일(월)
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9:00-11:00 Session Three: Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Asia Moderator: Jae-Chun Won, Professor, Handong International Law School, Korea
– Prevention of Trafficking in Children and Women in East and Southeast
Asia

Hans van de Glind, Manager and Chief Technical Advisor, ILO CP-TING Project,
China
– Rescue and Return Programmes in Southeast Asia
Aarti Kapoor, International Director, AFESIP International, Cambodia
– The Philippine Government’s Response
Severino H. Gana, Jr., Chairman, Task Force on Anti-Trafficking in Persons, Philippines
– Discussion:
Jasmine Mikyeng Jeong, Ph.D. Candidate, Korea University Graduate School of
International Studies, Korea
Akio Kawamura, Associate Professor, Kobe College Department of Intercultural Studies,
Japan
Young-Ran Kim, Director, The Naeil Women’s Center for Youth, Korea
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Concluding Session Moderator: Changrok Soh, Associate Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights /
Professor, Korea University Graduate School of International Studies, Korea
Concluding Remarks: Jonathan Blagbrough, Child Labour Programme Coordinator,
Anti- Slavery International, Thailand
Man-ho Heo, Director, The Asia Center for Human Rights /
Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea