Inauguration of the Asia Pacific Master of Human Rights and Democratisation Programme
The Inauguration of the sixth intake of the Asia Pacific Master of Human Rights and Democratisation Degree programme – 2015/2016 – was held on 29 January 2016 at the University of Colombo. Mr. Saliya Peiris, Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka delivered the Keynote Address. The Inauguration was graced by Ms. Edwina Sinclair, Second Secretary (Political), Australian High Commission, Colombo; Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo; Ms. Indira Nanayakkara, Dean, Faculty of Law; Prof. Sharya Scharenguivel, former Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR); Prof. Ravindra Fernando, Acting Director of CSHR; Ms. Wasantha Seneviratne, Acting Deputy Director of CSHR; Mr. K A S Edward, Registrar of the University of Colombo; Board Members of CSHR; lecturers of the Faculty of Law; and teaching staff of the Master’s programme.
Six international students from the Asia Pacific region joined with thirteen local students for their second semester of the programme at CSHR this year.
The Asia Pacific Master’s Degree programme was launched in 2010, in partnership with The University of Sydney (Australia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), Mahidol University (Thailand) and Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), at The University of Sydney, Australia. In 2014, a new partner, Ateneo De Manila University (the Philippines), joined the programme.
This Master’s programme is co-funded by the European Union through the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.More Photos…