IPRA Directory of Asia

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1. Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan


2. Eastern Asia: China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Macao Special Administrative Region of China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea


3. Southern Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran (Islamic Republic of ), Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka


4. South-Eastern Asia: Brunei, Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam


5. Western Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen



1. Central Asia

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KAZAKHSTAN

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Institute name: Institute of Philosophy and Political Science, Kazakh Academy of Sciences
Address: Ul. Kurmangazy 29, Almaty 480021, KAZAKHSTAN, Tel: (7-3272) 695911. Fax: (7-3272) 695911.
E-mail: adm@phil.academ.south-capital.kz
Present head(s): - Prof. A. N. Nysanbaev (Director)
Activities: research; publication
Main disciplines: philosophy

Institute name: Institute of Philosophy and Political Science, Kazakh Academy of Sciences
Address: Ulitsa Kurmangazy, 29, 480021 Alma-Ata, KAZAKHSTAN, Tel: (7-3272) 69-59-11. Fax: (7-3272) 69-59-11.
E-mail: adm@phil.academ.south-capital.kz
Present head(s): - Prof. A. N. Nysanbaev (Director)
Activities: research; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: philosophy

Institute name: Institute of State and Law, Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: Kurmangazy 29, 480008 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Fax: (7-3272) 69-59-11.
Present head(s): - Mr E. K. Nurpeisov (Director)
Activities: research
Main disciplines: law

Institute name: Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research
Synonyms and acronyms: KIMEP
Address: 4 Abay Prospect, 480100 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Tel: (7-3272) 70-42-04. Fax: (7-3272) 70-42-11.
E-mail: admis@kimep.kz
Internet: http://www.kimep.kz
Present head(s): - Dr Chan Young Bang (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: economics; administrative sciences

Institute name: Institute of Economy
Address: 29, Kurmangazy Str., 480021 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Tel: (7-3272) 930175. Fax: (7-3272) 627819.
E-mail: ieconom@academset.kz
Internet: http://ieconom.academset.kz
Present head(s): - Prof. M. B. Kenzheguzin (Director)
Activities: research; training; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: economics; demography; social welfare; administrative sciences

Institute name: Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: KazISS; Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Address: Dostyk Prospect, 87B, 480100 Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Tel: (7-3272) 643404. Fax: (7-3272) 644995.
E-mail: office@kisi.kz
Internet: http://www.kisi.kz/
Present head(s): - Dr M. S. Ashimbayev (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: political science; social sciences; demography; economics



KYRGYZSTAN

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Institute name: Kyrgyzskii Komitet po Pravam Cheloveka
Synonyms and acronyms: Kyrgyz Committee for Human Rights
Address: Str. Ivanitsina 123, kv. 87, 720000 Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, Tel: (996-312) 662-515. Fax: (996-312) 666-975.
E-mail: chrights@imfiko.bishkek.su
Internet: http://www.kchr.elcat.kg/
Present head: Mr R. Dyryldaev (Chairman)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: training; online resources; conference-organization; internships; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme; legal advice, campaigning
Type of publications: bulletin; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the protection of human rights and minority rights
Name of course(s): Human Rights and Supremacy of Law
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments


Institute name: Institute for Regional Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IFRS
Official address: P.O. Box 1880, Bishkek, 720000, KYRGYZSTAN,
E-mail: ifrs@elcat.kg
Internet: http://www.ifrs.elcat.kg/
Orientation/Main field(s): Committed to supporting peace and democratization in Central Asia
Subject(s) taught: basics of democracy, active citizenship, civil rights and responsibilities

Institute name: Regional Center for Migration and Refugee Issues
Synonyms and acronyms: RCMRI
Address: 139, Toktogul Street, Bishkek 720001, KYRGYZSTAN, Tel: (996-312) 663 290. Fax: (996-312) 663714.
E-mail: rcmr@elcat.kg
Present head(s): - Mr T. Kydyrov (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: social sciences; law; political science

Institute name: Institut Filosofii i Prava, Akademiia Nauk Kirgizstana
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Philosophy and Law, Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences
Address: Chuy Prospekt, 265-A, 720071 Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, Tel: (996-312) 25-53-21. Fax: (996-312) 46-57-06.
Present head(s): - Mr O. A. Togusakov (Director)
Activities: research; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: philosophy; law



TAJIKISTAN

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Institute name: Institute of Philosophy and Law, Tajik Academy of Sciences
Address: Pr. Rudaki, 33, 734025 Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN, Tel: (992-372) 22-67-21.
Present head(s): - Dr M. D. Dinorschoev (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication
Main disciplines: philosophy; law


Institute name: Institute of Economy, Tajik Academy of Sciences
Address: Ulitsa Aini, 44, 734000 Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN, Tel: (992-372) 232732.
E-mail: sarvay@ac.tajik.net
Internet: http://www.tajik-gateway.org/index.phtml?lang=en&id=535 + www.undp.org/rbec/nhdr/tajikistan/preface.htm
Present head(s): - Prof. A. Raoufi (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social sciences; law; political science



TURKMENISTAN

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Institute name: Institut Istorii Imeni Sh. Batyrova, Akademiia Nauk Turkmenistana
Synonyms and acronyms: Batyrov, S., Institute of History, Turkmen Academy of Sciences
Address: Ulitsa Gogolya, 15, 744000 Ashkhabad, TURKMENISTAN, Tel: (993-1) 25-31-38.
Present head(s): - Mr N. V. Atamamedov (Director)
Main disciplines: history



UZBEKISTAN

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Institute name: University of World Economy and Diplomacy, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Peace, Democracy, Tolerance and International Understanding
Official address: 54 Buyuk Ipak Yuli Street, Tashkent 700137, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-711) 67.08.30. Fax: (998-711) 67.09.00.
E-mail: ncpch@online.ru
Present head(s): Prof.Dr A. Saidov (Chairholder)
Parent organization: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes peace and human rights education

Institute name: Ijtimoiy Fikr Public Opinion Study Center
Address: 5/3 Mustakillik Square, Tashkent 700029, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-71) 1398429. Fax: (998-71) 1398428.
E-mail: ifposc@nm.ru
Internet: http://if.freenet.uz/
Present head: Academician R. A. Ubaidullaeva (Director)
Type of organization: private
Type of activities: research; conference-organization; publication
Type of publications: journal; monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Carries out public opinion surveys on a wide range of topics including human rights and fundamental freedoms, and social change


Institute name: Institut Filosofii i Prava, Akademiia Nauk Uzbekistana
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Philosophy and Law, Uzbek Academy of Sciences
Address: Ul. Muminova 9, 700170 Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-71) 1623887.
Present head(s): - Dr A. M. Jalolov (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: philosophy; law


Institute name: Institut Vostokovedeniya, Akademiia Nauk Uzbekistan
Synonyms and acronyms: Abu Raihan Al-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbek Academy of Sciences
Address: Ul. Abdullaeva 81, 1700170 Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-71) 162-5461. Fax: (998-71) 1625277.
E-mail: beruni@globalnet.uz
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr M. M. Khayrullaev (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: history; social sciences

Institute name: Center for Economic Research
Synonyms and acronyms: CER
Address: 54, Buyuk Ipak Yuly Street, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-71) 670605. Fax: (998-71) 670564.
E-mail: bakhodur@cer.uz
Internet: http://www.cer.uz
Present head(s): B. Eshonov (Project Manager)
Activities: research; training; conference-organization; radio and tv programmes; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: economics

Institute name: Institut Istorii, Akademiia Nauk Uzbekistana
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of History, Uzbek Academy of Sciences
Address: Ulitsa Muminova, 9, 700170 Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN, Tel: (998-71) 162-38-73. Fax: (998-71) 162-93-46.
E-mail: tarih@uzsci.net
Internet: http://www.academy.uz/rus/otdel/ogs/3_3.htm
Present head(s): - Ms D. Alimova (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: history


2. Eastern Asia

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Without information on Macao Special Administrative Region of China


CHINA

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Institute name: Zhongguo Renmin Zhengqu Heping yu Caijun Xiehui
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): The Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament; CPAPD
Official address: P.O. Box 188, 15 Wanshou Road, Haidian Dist., Beijing 100036, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 6827-1736. Fax: (86-10) 6827-3675.
E-mail: cpapd@cpapd.org.cn
Present head(s): Ms He Luli (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on peace, peace and development, security and education for peace. It has 24 affiliated non-governmental organizations in China
Field(s) of research: political science
Bulletin(s): Peace/Heping, 4 p.a.


Institute name: Zhongguo Guojiwenti Yanjiusuo
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): China Institute of International Studies; CIIS
Official address: 3 Toutiao, Taijichang, Beijing 100005, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 5132225. Fax: (86-10) 5123744.
E-mail: ciis@public.fhnet.cn.net
Present head(s): Ambassador Yang Chengxu (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Focuses on peace through seven divisions for: 1) international politics; 2) international economy; 3) North American and Latin American studies; 4) Russian and East European and Central Asian studies; 5) Asian-Pacific studies; 6) West European studies; 7) South Asian, Middle Eastern and African studies. Research deals with international security in particular
Periodical(s): International Studies, 4 p.a. (in Chinese)


Institute name: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Centre for Human Rights Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: CHRS, CASS
Address: 15 Sha Tan Beijie, Beijing 100720, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 6407-0775. Fax: (86-10) 6401-4045.
E-mail: casshrdc@ht.rol.cn.net
Internet: http://www.cass.net.cn
Present head: Prof. L. Hainian (Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa (HRREC); Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, University of Utrecht (SIM)
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; international cooperation programme; online resources; consulting
Type of publications: training materials
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the theory, practical study, promotion and protection of human rights
Name of course(s): Management and Use of Human Rights Documents
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: regional instruments; human rights violation; protection of special groups: women’s rights

Institute name: Faxue Yanjiusuo, Zhongguo Sheshui Kexueyuan
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Address: 15 Shatan St N., Beijing 100720, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 6403 5471. Fax: (86-10) 64014045.
E-mail: Zhgx@law.cass.net.cn
Present head(s): Wang Jiafu (Director)
Activities: research; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: law

Institute name: Institute of East European, Russian and Central Asian Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Synonyms and acronyms: IEERCAS
Address: 3 Zhang Zi Zhong Lu, Beijing 100007, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 64039106. Fax: (86-10) 64014008.
E-mail: IEERCAS@NS.BTA.NET.CN
Present head(s): Li Jingjie (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science; economics; education; social sciences

Institute name: Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Address: 15 Poshangcun, Haidian District, Beijing 100091, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 62883311. Fax: (86-10) 62880285.
E-mail: tyis@sina.com
Present head(s): - Prof. K. Yu (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science; social sciences

Institute name: Xiya Feizhou Yanjiusuo, Zhongguo Shehui Kexueyuan
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of West-Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; IWAAS
Address: 3 Zhang Zizhong Lu, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 6403-9168. Fax: (86-10) 6403-5718.
E-mail: iwaas@public.fhnet.cn.net
Internet: http://www.cass.net.cn/chinese/s26_xyf/s26_xyf/main/ai.htm
Present head(s): - Prof. Yang Guang (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; history; law; philosophy; political science; sociology


Institute name: Shijie Jingji yu Zhengzi Yanjiusuo, Zhongguo Shehui Kexueyuan
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Address: 5 Jianguomennei Dajie, Beijing 100732, CHINA, Tel: (86-10) 65137744. Fax: (86-10) 65126105.
E-mail: worldeac@iwep.cass.net.cn
Internet: http://www.cass.net.cn
Present head(s): Pu Shan (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; political science; social welfare

Institute name: Institute of Religion, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Religious Studies
Address: 7/622 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200020, CHINA, Tel: (86-21) 53066471. Fax: (86-21) 53066471.
E-mail: irssh@online.sh.cn
Present head(s): Ye Luhua (Director)
Activities: research; training; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: sociology; history; philosophy; cultural anthropology; social sciences


Institute name: Shanghai Shehui Kexueyuan
Synonyms and acronyms: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences; SASS
Address: 7/622 Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Shanghai 200020, CHINA, Tel: (86-21) 53060606. Fax: (86-21) 63840004.
E-mail: ipo@sass.org.cn
Internet: http://www.sass.org.cn/
Present head(s): - Prof. Yin Jizuo (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting; international academic exchange
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; administrative sciences; demography; economics; education; history; law; philosophy; political science; cultural anthropology; social anthropology; social welfare; sociology


HONG KONG Special Administrative Region of China

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Institute name: Association for the Advancement of Feminism
Synonyms and acronyms: AAF
Address: 119-120, G/F, Lai Yeung House, Lei Cheng UK Estate, Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2720-0891. Fax: (852) 2720-0205.
Internet: http://www.aaf.org.hk/
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; policy-making; publication; international cooperation programme; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; monograph; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the promotion of human rights, focusing on women’s rights, equal opportunities, sex discrimination and gender issues

Institute name: International Political Science Association, Human Rights Research Committee
Synonyms and acronyms: IPSA; Association Internationale de Science Politique, Comité de Recherche des Droits de l'Homme; AISP
Address: c/o Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Third Floor, T. C. Cheng Building, United College, Shatin, New Territories, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2609-7480. Fax: (852) 2603-5229.
E-mail: mcdavis@cuhk.edu.hk
Internet: http://www.ipsa.ca/en/research/directory.humanrights.shtml
Present head: Prof. M. C. Davis (Chairman)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNESCO; ECOSOC
Type of activities: research; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Focuses on the development and implementation of internationally recognized human rights, including the relationship between democracy, development and human rights, the causes of human rights violations, the place of human rights in foreign policy-making, the role of international governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the nature of human rights as a political concept


Institute name: Asian Human Rights Commission
Synonyms and acronyms: AHRC
Address: Unit D, 7th Floor, Mongkok Commercial Centre, 16-16B Argyle St., Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2698-6339. Fax: (852) 2698-6367.
E-mail: ahrchk@ahrchk.org
Internet: http://www.ahrchk.org
Present head: Mr B. Fernando (Executive Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; online resources; conference-organization; internships; publication; campaign and advocacy
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Focuses on pressing human rights consensus and issues of civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, the right to development, torture and human rights violations. Also develops educational programmes to create greater awareness of human rights and promotes interdisciplinary cooperation
Name of course(s): Human Rights Correspondence School
Subjects taught: human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights, rights of indigenous populations and migrants; environment


Institute name: Hong Kong University, Faculty of Law
Address: 4/F KK. Leung Building, Pokfulam Road, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2859-2942. Fax: (852) 2549-5747.
E-mail: lssunga@hku.hk
Internet: http://www.hku.hk/law/law.html
Present head: Prof. J. Chan (Dean)
Type of organization: public
Type of activities: training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; financing; international cooperation programme
Orientation/Main field: Focus is on the application of universal human rights standards to Asian countries
Name of course(s): Master of Laws Programme in Human Rights
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments (Council of Europe; African Union; Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialised agencies, regional level bodies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong
Synonyms and acronyms: CAS
Address: Pokfulam Road, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2859-2460. Fax: (852) 2559-5884.
E-mail: casgen@hkucc.hku.hk
Internet: http://www.hku.hk/cas
Present head(s): - Prof. S. Wong (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; financing; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; humanities

Institute name: Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Synonyms and acronyms: HKIAPS
Address: Shatin, New Territories, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2609 8777. Fax: (852) 2603 5215.
E-mail: hkiaps@cuhk.edu.hk
Internet: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/hkiaps/homepage.htm
Present head(s): - Prof. Yeung Yue-Man (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Contemporary China Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Synonyms and acronyms: CCRC
Address: 83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 2788-7654. Fax: (852) 2788-1167.
E-mail: rcccrc@cityu.edu.hk
Present head(s): - Prof. J. Y. S. Cheng (Director)
Activities: research; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: economics; law; social welfare; social sciences

Institute name: Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University
Synonyms and acronyms: CAE, HKBU
Address: 7/F., David C. Lam Building, 34 Renfrew RoadKowloon Tong, Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 3411-7274. Fax: (852) 3411-5151.
E-mail: cae@hkbu.edu.hk
Internet: http://cae.hkbu.edu.hk
Present head(s): - Dr K.-T. Ip (Director)
Activities: research promotion; conference-organization; documentation/information; publication


Institute name: Centre for Child Development, Hong Kong Baptist University
Synonyms and acronyms: CCD, HKBU
Address: Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, HONG KONG, CHINA, Tel: (852) 3411-7249.
E-mail: ccd@hkbu.edu.hk
Internet: http://www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ccd
Present head(s): - Prof. S. Lau (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: psychology; sociology; education; social welfare



DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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Peace Institute name: Korean National Peace Committee
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): KNPC
Address: Yongwang St. 3, Central District, Pyongyang, KOREA DPR,
Present head(s): Mr Jon Jong-Hyok (Secretary)
Type of peace activity: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; exhibitions
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Areas of interests include: peace and security, abolition of nuclear weapons and arms control, peaceful coexistence and international understanding
Bulletin(s): Peace



JAPAN

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Institute name: International Peace Research Association
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IPRA; Association Internationale de Recherche Consacrée à la Paix; AIRP; Asociación Internacional de Investigación para la Paz
Official address: Kodama Peace Research Office, Dept. of Humanities, Mie University, 1515 Kamihama, Tsu, Mie 514-8507, JAPAN, Tel: (81-59) 231-9156. Fax: (81-59) 231-9156.
E-mail: peace@human.mie-u.ac.jp
Internet: http://www.human.mie-u.ac.jp/~peace/about-ipra
Present head(s): Mr K. Kodama (Secretary-General)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its purpose is to advance interdisciplinary research on the conditions of peace and the causes of war. Regional councils are: the African Peace Research Association (AFPRA), the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA), the Latin American Council of Peace Research/Consejo Latinoamericano de Investigaciones sobre la Paz (CLAIP), the North American Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development (COPRED), and the European Peace Research Association (EUPRA). Includes commissions on the following themes: conflict resolution and peacebuilding; culture and communications; Eastern Europe; peace and ecology, internal conflicts; nonviolence; education for peace; peace history; peace movements; peace theory; reconciliation; refugees; religion and peace; security and disarmament; gender and peace; global political economy; international human rights; rights of the indigenous populations
Field(s) of research: political science; sociology; economics; law; education; history; social welfare
Bulletin(s): International Peace Research Newsletter, 4 p.a.


Institute name: Ritsumeikan University, Institute for Peace and Human Rights Studies, World Peace Development Center
Official address: Toji-in, Kita-machi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577, JAPAN, Tel: (81-75) 465-8151. Fax: (81-75) 465-7899.
E-mail: fujioka@ac.ritsumei.ac.jp
Internet: http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp
Present head(s): Prof. A. Fujioka (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with peace and human rights studies especially in Japan. Formerly: Institute of International Relations and Area Studies, Ritsumeikan University
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; disarmament; role of the international organizations; nonviolence; peace and development; democracy and peace; polemology; war; international conflict; international security; regional conflict; culture of peace; education for peace
Bulletin(s): Journal of the World Peace Development Center
Senior staff involved: Prof. I. Anzai, Prof. A. Fujioka, Prof. T. Hyodou
Principal instructor(s): Prof. A. Fujioka
Working language(s): Japanese


Institute name: Heiwa Anzen Hosho Kenkyusho
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Research Institute for Peace and Security; RIPS
Official address: 8F Roppongi Denki Building, 6-1-20, Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3401-2230. Fax: (81-3) 3478 3105.
E-mail: rips@infoweb.ne.jp
Internet: http://homepage2.nifty.com/~rips/e-index.htm
Present head(s): Prof. A. Watanabe (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on arms control, disarmament, peace and international security
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; disarmament; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; peace and development; polemology; war; international conflict; international security; regional conflict; terrorism; culture of peace; education for peace
Periodical(s): Asian Security/Ajia No Anzen Hosho, 1 p.a.
Bulletin(s): RIPS NewsLetter, 12 p.a. (in Japanese; also available online)
Working language(s): Japanese; English


Institute name: Hiroshima City University, HiroshimaInstitute
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): HPI
Official address: Hiroshima Mitsui bldg 12 Fl., 2-7-10 Otemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0051, JAPAN, Tel: (81-82) 544-7570. Fax: (81-82) 544-7573.
E-mail: office-peace@peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp
Internet: http://serv.peace.hiroshima-cu.ac.jp
Present head(s): Dr H. Fukui (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on peace and disarmament towards a world free from nuclear weapons and the resolution of global problems including regional conflicts, exodus of refugees and environmental destruction
Bulletin(s): Hiroshima Research News, irr. (also available online)


Institute name: Meiji Gakuin University, International Peace Research Institute
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): PRIME
Official address: Faculty of International Studies, 1518 Kamikurata-cho, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 2444-8539, JAPAN, Tel: (81-45) 863-2200. Fax: (81-45) 863-2265.
E-mail: amano@k.meijigakuin.ac.jp
Internet: http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~kokusai/english/prime.htm
Orientation/Main field(s): Devoted to research on violence in its various manifestations, including war, militarism and political repression, and studies the transformative processes and the institutional conditions for an alternative world order in pursuit of peace and democracy, socio-economic and ecological well-being and human identity


Institute name: Kajima Institute of International Peace
Official address: 2-7, 1-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3404-3311. Fax: (81-3) 3470-1444.
E-mail: hiraizum@pub.kajima.co.jp
Present head(s): W. Hiraizumi (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with peace, international relations and diplomatic history


Institute name: Peace Studies Association of Japan
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): PSAJ
Official address: C/O Prof. O.Fujiwara, Tokyo Keizai University, 1-7-34 Minami-machi Kokubunji, Tokyo 185-8502, JAPAN, Tel: (81) 42-328-9236. Fax: (81) 42-328-7774.
E-mail: psaj@tku.ac.jp
Internet: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/psaj/
Present head(s): Prof. Y. Kitazawa (President)
O. Fujiwara (Secretary General)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its purpose is to focus on conflicts and to carry out research on the causes of resultant strifes and conditions for peace
Periodical(s): Heiwa Kenkyu (Peace Studies), 1 p.a.
Bulletin(s): Peace Studies Bulletin, (also available online)


Institute name: Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research
Official address: 15-3 Samon-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0017, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3356-5481. Fax: (81-3) 3356-5482.
E-mail: todainst@mb.infoweb.or.jp
Internet: http://www.toda.org/
Present head(s): Prof. M. Tehranian (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes peace initiatives at national, regional and international levels. Focus is on international dialogue, human security and global governance, globalization, and democratization. US address: Honolulu Center, 1600 Kapi'olani Blvd., Suite 1111, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814, USA, tel: (1-808) 955-8231, fax: (1-808) 955-6476, e-mail: toda@toda.org
Periodical(s): Peace and Policy, 2 p.a.


Institute name: Japan Peace Committee
Official address: 1-4-9 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3451-6387. Fax: (81-3) 3451-6277.
E-mail: ic3t-kwt@asahi-net.or.jp
Parent organization: World Peace Council
Orientation/Main field(s): Devoted to peace research aiming at a world free from nuclear weapons, military alliances and wars


Institute name: Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): HPCF
Official address: 1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811, JAPAN, Tel: (81-82) 241-5246. Fax: (81-82) 542-7941.
E-mail: hpcf@pcf.city.hiroshima.jp
Internet: http://www.pcf.city.hiroshima.jp/
Present head(s): Mr T. Akiba (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its purpose is to inform about A-bomb disaster, to promote a culture of peace and contribute to the abolition of nuclear weapons and world peace
Field(s) of research: political science; history; law; philosophy
Bulletin(s): Peace Culture, 2 p.a.


Institute name: Nagasaki Heiwa Bunka Kenkyu-Sho
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Nagasaki Institute for Peace Culture; NIPC
Official address: Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, 536 Aba-Machi, Nagasaki 851-0193, JAPAN, Tel: (81-95) 839 3111. Fax: (81-95) 839 4052.
E-mail: sibano@nipc.nias.ac.jp
Internet: http://www.nipc.nias.ac.jp
Present head(s): Prof.Dr S. Takahashi
Parent organization: Nagasaki Sogokagaku Daigaku (Institute of Applied Science)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its purpose is to promote the interdisciplinary study of a culture of peace. Its areas of activity include peace and the role of science and technology, including the history of science and technology, social sciences, humanities and urban planning in the service of peace, the energy problem and world peace; the culture and thought of peace including international security and education for peace and the nuclear age including the problems of nuclear war and disarmament
Field(s) of research: social sciences; humanities
Periodical(s): Heiwa Banka Kenkyu (Studies of Peace Culture), 1 p.a.


Institute name: Hiroshima Daigaku Heiwa Kagaku Kenkyu Center
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Hiroshima University, Institute for Peace Science; IPSHU
Official address: 1-1-89 Higashi-Senda-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0053, JAPAN, Tel: (81-82) 542 6975. Fax: (81-82) 542 0585.
E-mail: heiwa@hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Internet: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/heiwa/ipshue.html
Present head(s): Prof. S. Nakayama (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out peace research on an interdisciplinary basis encompassing the notion of peace, the human and social development, towards universal well-being and justice. Promotes international cooperation on peace and development issues
Periodical(s): Hiroshima Heiwa Kagaku/Hiroshima Peace Science, 1 p.a. (also available online)


Institute name: Soka Daigaku, Heiwamondai Kenkyusho
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Soka University, Institute for Peace Studies; SUPRI
Official address: 1-236, Tangi-Cho, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo 192-8577, JAPAN, Tel: (81-426) 91-4617.
E-mail: adm@j.soka.ac.jp
Present head(s): Prof. T. Takamura (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Devoted to peace research and religion, peace ideologies and peace movements, education for peace, problems of the United Nations and human rights, development and environment in the Third World


Institute name: Niwano Peace Foundation
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): NPF
Official address: Shamvilla Catherina 5 F, 1-16-9 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3226-4371.
E-mail: kyx05000@nifty.ne.jp
Internet: http://www.npf.or.jp/index.html
Present head(s): K. Niwano (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on peace and education for peace
Periodical(s): Niwano Peace Foundation Report, The, 2 p.a. (in Japanese);
Echos of Peace, 2 p.a.;
Peace and Religion, 1 p.a. (in Japanese)


Institute name: The NagasakiInstitute
Official address: 25-5 Mezame-machi, Nagasaki 852-8105, JAPAN, Tel: (81-958) 8486003. Fax: (81-958) 8486037.
E-mail: nagasaki-heiwa@nifty.com
Internet: http://homepage1.nifty.com/institute/index.html
Orientation/Main field(s): Seeks to contribute to peace, education for peace and nuclear disarmament programmes


Institute name: Sophia University, Institute for the Study of Social Justice
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISSJ
Official address: 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3238-3179. Fax: (81-3) 3238-3539.
Internet: http://www.sophia.ac.jp
Present head(s): Mr H. Takeichi (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes peace and social justice through interdisciplinary studies on the problems of peace and development in the world and the Third World in particular including the North South relations, human rights and all forms of human discrimination


Institute name: Hiroshima-Nagasaki Peace Foundation
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): NPT Research Association
Official address: Sy Building, 12-9 Hatchobori Nakaku, Hiroshima 730-0013, JAPAN, Tel: (81-82) 223-6707. Fax: (81-82) 223-6707.
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out peace studies


Institute name: The Japan Scientists' Association
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): JSA
Official address: 1-9-15 Yushima, Chasu Blg 9F, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0034, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3812-1472. Fax: (81-3) 3813-2363.
E-mail: mail@jsa.gr.jp
Internet: http://www.jsa.gr.jp/
Orientation/Main field(s): Includes the "JSA Research Committee of Atomic Energy Problems" and the "JSA Research Committee of Education for Peace and Disarmament". Involved in national mass movements for the complete prohibition of nuclear weapons and the relief of Hibakusha, for consolidating peace and democracy, and opposed to the revival of militarism and the Japan-US security treaty
Periodical(s): Journal of Japanese Scientists, 12 p.a.
Bulletin(s): Bulletin of ISA, 4 p.a. (also available online); JSA Now, 12 p.a. (also available online)


Institute name: Sophia University, Institute of International Relations for Advanced Studies on Peace and Development in Asia
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IIR
Official address: 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3238-3111. Fax: (81-3) 3238-3885.
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on a wide range of topics in international relations, on international refugees, peace keeping, freedom of movement, governance and theory of peace research
Subject(s) taught: peace research: disarmament, role of the international organizations, peace and development; polemology: war, international conflict, international security, regional conflict; culture of peace: education for peace
Field(s) of research: political science; social sciences
Periodical(s): Journal of International Studies, 2 p.a.
Working language(s): Japanese; English


Institute name: The United Nations University
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): UNU
Official address: 53-70 Jingumae 5-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8965, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3499-2811. Fax: (81-3) 3499-2828.
E-mail: mbox@hq.unu.edu
Internet: http://www.unu.edu/
Present head(s): Prof.Dr H. van Ginkel (Rector)
Parent organization: UN; UNESCO
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research focused on two programme areas of peace and governance, and environment and sustainable development. In the area of peace and governance, the UNU deals with inter-state relations and international order, the UN system, human security, major armed conflicts and conflict management, human rights and ethics, democracy and civil society, leadership, policy and institutional framework
Subject(s) taught: conflict; UN peace-keeping activities
Field(s) of research: social sciences; humanities; political science; economics
Periodical(s): Global Governance, 4 p.a. (also available online)
Bulletin(s): UNU Africa Research Observer, 2 p.a. (also available online); UNU Nexions, irr. (also available online); WIDER angle, 2 p.a. (also available online); Work in Progress, 1 p.a. (also available online); UNU Update, 8 p.a. (also available online)
Senior staff involved: Prof.Dr R. Thakur

Principal instructor(s): Dr J.-M. Coicaud, Dr E. Newman, Ms O. Wiggen
Working language(s): English

Institute name: Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center
Synonyms and acronyms: HURIGHTS-OSAKA
Address: 1-2-1-1500, Benten, Minato-Ku, Osaka-Shi, Osaka 552-0007, JAPAN, Tel: (81-6) 6577-3578. Fax: (81-6) 6577-3583.
E-mail: webmail@hurights.or.jp
Internet: http://www.hurights.or.jp
Present head: Prof. Y. Kawashima (Director); Mr T. Maekawa (President); Prof. K. Mushakoji (Chairperson)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph
Orientation/Main field: Its objectives are to promote human rights education in the Asia-Pacific region, convey Asia-Pacific perspectives on human rights to the international community, to ensure inclusion of human rights principles in Japanese international cooperative activities, and to raise human rights awareness in Japan
Name of course(s): Citizens' Seminar on Human Rights National Programme and Regional Programmes; Training Workshop on Human Rights Education in the Asia-Pacific Region
Subjects taught: International standard setting instruments: universal instruments; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, minority rights


Institute name: International Movement against all Forms of Discrimination and Racism
Synonyms and acronyms: IMADR; Mouvement International Contre toutes les Formes de Discrimination et le Racisme; MIDRA
Address: 3-5-11 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032, JAPAN, Tel: (81-3) 3586-7447. Fax: (81-3) 3586-7462.
E-mail: imadris@imadr.org
Internet: http://www.imadr.org
Present head: Ms N. Fernando (President); Mr H. Morihara (Secretary General)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ECOSOC
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; internships; policy-making; publication; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field
: Its aim is to promote the elimination of all forms of discrimination and racial discrimination, to protect human rights and the rights of those special groups which are subject to discrimination, including minority rights, women’s rights, the rights of the child, the rights of the handicapped, indigenous populations, migrants and others. Seeks to set up an "Alert Network" to receive appeals on human rights violations. Office in Switzerland: 150 route de Ferney, P.O. Box 2100, CH-1211 Geneva 2, tel: (41-22) 791.6263, fax: (41-22) 791.6480, email: imadrun@iprolink.ch
Name of course(s): Geneva Training/Internship Course on International Mechanisms in Combating Racism and Racial Discrimination
Subjects taught: human rights violation; protection of special groups: minority rights and refugee rights

Professor:.Dr K. Mushakoji

Publication: Peoples for Human Rights



MONGOLIA

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Institute name: Institute for Strategic Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISS
Address: Central P.O. Box 870, Ulan Bator, MONGOLIA, Tel: (976-1) 328188. Fax: (976-1) 324055.
E-mail: abat@magicnet.mn
Internet: http://www.issmon.mn/
Present head(s): Mr L. Molomjamts (Director)
Type of peace activity: research; conference-organization; policy-making; publication
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to peace, defence and security issues affecting Mongolia
Periodical(s): - Strategic Studies


Institute name: Institute of Philosophy, Sociology, and Law, Mongolian Academy of Sciences
Address: Mongolia Sukhbaatar district, 5th Region, Usnii gudamj, Building 1A, Ap. 8, Ulan-Bator, MONGOLIA, Tel: (976-1) 317472.
E-mail: tsetsenbileg@yahoo.com
Present head(s): - Dr G. Chuluunbataar (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: philosophy; sociology; law; political science; psychology; social anthropology


Institute name: Centre for North-East Asian Studies
Address: Mongolian Technical University Bldg. (2nd floor), POB 4, Ulan Bator 51, MONGOLIA, Tel: (976-1) 458317. Fax: (976-1) 458317.
Present head(s): - Prof. Ch. Dalai (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: economics; history; social sciences


Institute name: Market Research Institute
Address: Sambuu St. 11, Ulan Bator 38, MONGOLIA,
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social welfare; education



REPUBLIC OF KOREA

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Institute name: Kyungnam University, Institute for Far Eastern Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IFES
Address: 28-42 Samchung-dong, Chongro-ku, Seoul 110-230, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 37000700. Fax: (82-2) 37000707.
E-mail: ifes@kyungnam.ac.kr
Internet: http://ifes.kyungnam.ac.kr
Present head(s): Mr B. C. Koh (Director)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the promotion of world peace and Korean unification and carries out research on international security
Periodical(s): - Asian Perspective, 4 p.a. (also available online), - Korea and World Politics, 2 p.a. (in Korean; also available online), - Journal of Northeast Asia Studies, 1 p.a.


Institute name: Kyung Hee University, Institute of International Peace Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IIPS
Address: 1 Hoeki-dong, Dongdaemoon-gu, Seoul 130-701, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 961-0031. Fax: (82-2) 962-4343.
Present head(s): Prof.Dr J. Shik Sohn (Director)
Type of peace activity: research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Promotes and coordinates peace research
Periodical(s): - Journal of Peace Studies, (in Korean)


Institute name: Sarangbang
Synonyms and acronyms: Group for Human Rights, South Korea
Address: 4th Floor, 8-29, Myunglyun dong 2ga, Jongno-Gu, Seoul 110-522, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 741-5363. Fax: (82-2) 741-5364.
E-mail: rights@chollian.net
Internet: http://www.sarangbang.or.kr/
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: Coordination of Korea NGOs Coalition for the Rights of the Child
Type of activities: training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph
Orientation/Main field: Concerned with the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms through human rights education and dissemination of information on human rights violations
Name of course(s): Human Rights Education
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child

Institute name: Kyung Hee University, The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): GIP
Address: Kwangnung Campus Main Building, First Floor, Jinjopeup Namyanjugun Kyonggido, 473-860, KOREA R, Tel: (82-31) 570-7012. Fax: (82-31) 528-7630.
E-mail: oaa@gip.khu.ac.kr
Internet: http://gip.kyunghee.ac.kr
Present head(s): Dr Sang Hup Shin (Dean)
Mr Soo Gil Park (Rector)
Type of peace activity: training; documentation/information; conference-organization
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Promotes peace, security and welfare through education
Name of course(s): Peace and Security Studies (M.A.)
Subject(s) taught: peaceful coexistence; disarmament; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; role of the NGOs; nonviolence; peace and development; democracy and peace; polemology; war; international conflict; international security; regional conflict
Principal instructor(s): Dr Hahn Been Lee; Dr Ki-Bung Kwon; Dr Pyo Wook Han; Prof.Dr J. Shik Sohn; Dr Woon Sang Choi


Institute name: MINBYUN-Lawyers for a Democratic Society
Address: P.O. 137-070, 5F, Sinjeong B/D, 1555-3 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 522-7284. Fax: (82-2) 522-7285.
E-mail: m321@chollian.net
Internet: http://minbyun.jinbo.net
Present head: Mr B.-M. Choe (President); Mr S.-S. Kim (Secretary-General)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNHCR; ECOSOC
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme; legal assistance
Type of publications: journal; monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: In order to advance democracy in Korea, carries out research and analyzes laws and legal structures which impede advancement of human rights, and offers solutions to legal problems in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Also carries out on-site investigations on human rights violations and studies on women’s rights and refugee rights


Institute name: Korea University, UNESCO Chair on Peace, Democracy and Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: IPS
Address: I Min International Relations Institute, 1, Anam-dong Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul 136-701, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 923 2416. Fax: (82-2) 927 5165.
E-mail: irihan@aol.com
Present head: Prof. Sung-Joo Han (Chairholder)
Rel. with int. agencies: UNITWIN UNESCO Chair
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information
Orientation/Main field: Promotes education for peace, democracy, and human rights


Institute name: Asiatic Research Center, Korea University
Synonyms and acronyms: ARC
Address: 1, 5-ga Anam-Dong, Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul 136-701, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 3290-1601. Fax: (82-2) 923-4661.
E-mail: arc@arc.re.kr
Internet: http://www.arc.re.kr/Front/Main/index.asp
Present head(s): - Prof. Sung-Joo Han (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; political science; sociology; philosophy; history; education; law; linguistics; social welfare


Institute name: Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University
Synonyms and acronyms: IEWS
Address: 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodaemoon-Gu, Seoul 120-749, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 2123-3508. Fax: (82-2) 393-9027.
E-mail: iews@yonsei.ac.kr
Internet: http://www.yonsei.ac.kr/~iews/
Present head(s): - Dr M.-S. Shin (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science; sociology; economics; social welfare; social sciences


Institute name: Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University
Address: 151742 Seoul, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 878-9337. Fax: (82-2) 873-6764.
E-mail: css@plaza.snu.ac.kr
Internet: http://plaza.snu.ac.kr
Present head(s): - Prof. Hyun-Chin Lim (Director)
Activities: research; training; research promotion; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; sociology; social anthropology; cultural anthropology

Institute name: Asian Center for Women's Studies, Ewha Woman's University
Address: Euna Lee, 11-1 Daehyun-dong, Seodaemun-ku, Seoul 120-750, KOREA R, Tel: (82-27) 3277-22968. Fax: (82-27) 3277-2577.
E-mail: acwsewha@mm.ewha.ac.kr
Internet: http://www.ewha.ac.kr
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr P. Chang (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; internships; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; law; education; social welfare; history; philosophy; psychology; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; social sciences

Institute name: Research Institute of Asian Women, Sookmyung Women's University
Synonyms and acronyms: RIAW
Address: 53-12 Chungpa-dong 2 ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-742, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 7109114. Fax: (82-2) 7182337.
E-mail: jloh@sookmyung.ac.kr
Internet: http://asianfem.sookmyung.ac.kr/
Present head(s): - Prof. K. O. Chun (Director), - Prof. J. L. Oh (Executive Secretary)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; networking
Main disciplines: sociology

Institute name: Korean Women's Development Institute
Synonyms and acronyms: KWDI
Address: Eunpyung P.O. Box 156, Seoul 122-707, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 356-0070. Fax: (82-2) 356-1467.
E-mail: sunny@kwominet.or.kr
Present head(s): - Ms I.-D. Park (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social welfare; sociology; cultural anthropology; economics; law; psychology; political science; education; social sciences


Institute name: The Korean Social Science Research Council
Synonyms and acronyms: KOSSREC
Address: 304-28 Sajik-Dong, Chongru-Ku, Seoul 110-054, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 735-2159. Fax: (82-2) 737-3264.
E-mail: kossrec@chollian.net
Internet: http://user.chollian.net/~kossrec
Present head(s): Song-Joo Lee (President)
Mi-Na Lee (Secretary-General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; financing; publication; seminars; workshops
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; political science; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; economics; history; psychology; social welfare; education; administrative sciences


Institute name: Centre for Social Sciences The, Seoul National University
Synonyms and acronyms: CSS/SNU
Address: San 56-1 Shinlim-Dong Kwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 880-5475. Fax: (82-2) 880-0976.
E-mail: css@plaza.snu.ac.kr
Internet: http://plaza.snu.ac.kr/~css/
Present head(s): - Prof. I. J. Kim (Director)
Activities: research; research promotion; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; political science; sociology; social welfare; economics; administrative sciences; psychology; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; demography; geography

Institute name: Centre for International Studies, Inha University
Synonyms and acronyms: CIS
Address: 253 Yonghyun-dong, Nam-gu, Inchon 402-751, KOREA R, Tel: (82-32) 860-7114. Fax: (82-32) 863-1333.
Present head(s): - Dr Byung-Won Park (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: law; political science; administrative sciences; economics; demography; social anthropology; sociology; philosophy; social sciences

Institute name: Korean National Council of Women
Synonyms and acronyms: KNCW
Address: 40-427, Hangang-ro 3-ga, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 140-880, KOREA R, Tel: (82-2) 794-4560. Fax: (82-2) 796-4995.
E-mail: kncw@chollian.net
Internet: http://www.iwomen.or.kr
Present head(s): - Ms Eun Bang-hee (President), Song Sung-suk (Secretary General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; consulting; seminars
Main disciplines: law; economics; administrative sciences; education; political science; social welfare; sociology; social sciences



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BANGLADESH

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Institute name: Bangladesh Institute of Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: BIHR
Address: 27 Bijoy Nagar, Dhaka 1000, BANGLADESH, Tel: (880-2) 409597. Fax: (880-2) 8315912.
E-mail: bihr@bangla.net
Present head: Mr A. H. Chowdury (Secretary General)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UN; UNESCO; Amnesty International; OMCT-SOS Torture; Danish Center for Human Rights
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; internships; publication; international cooperation programme; capacity building
Type of publications: bulletin; conference proceedings; training materials, brochures, stickers, posters, leaflets
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights at a grass-root level


Institute name: Bangladesh Human Rights Commission
Synonyms and acronyms: BHRC; Bangladesh Manabadhikar Commission
Address: 278 Gulbagh, Malibagh, GPO Box 3725, Dhaka 1217, BANGLADESH, Tel: (880-2) 9361353. Fax: (880-2) 9343501.
E-mail: bhrc@bangla.net
Internet: http://www.bdhrc.org/
Present head: Mr M. H. Chowdhury (Executive Director); Mr M. S. I. Dildar (Secretary-General); Mr K. A. Razzaque (President)
Rel. with int. agencies: UN; UNHCR; UNESCO; International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), Geneva; International Human Rights Association of American Minorities (Canada); Survival International (UK); African Commission of Human and People Rights (Gambia); Organisation Mondiale contre la Torture (Geneva); National Human Rights Commission of India; New Zealand Human Rights Commission; National NGO Coordinating Committee (NNCC)
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; radio and TV programmes; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; monograph
Orientation/Main field: Concerned with public awareness, human rights education, legal training and investigations dealing with the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the press, and the prevention of human rights violations. Conducts and promotes research in the area of law relating to human rights and poverty alleviation
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: regional instruments (African Union); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies, regional level bodies; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): BIISS
Official address: 1/46 Old Elephant Road, Ramna, Dhaka 1000, BANGLADESH, Tel: (880-2) 406245. Fax: (880-2) 8312625.
E-mail: mail@biiss.org
Internet: http://biiss.org/
Present head(s): Maj.Gen. S. M. Shahabuddin (Director General)
Parent organization: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh
Orientation/Main field(s): Mainly concerned with international relations, foreign policy, peace, security and strategic studies, democracy and peace and development, and environmental studies
Field(s) of research: political science; economics
Periodical(s): BIISS Journal, 4 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Dr A. R. Khan


Institute name: Institute of Rural Development
Synonyms and acronyms: IRD
Address: GPO Box No.3725, Dhaka 1000, BANGLADESH, Tel: (880-2) 9361353. Fax: (880-2) 8321085.
E-mail: ird@bangla.net
Present head: Mr M. S. I. Dildar (President and Managing Director); Ms R. Nurunessa (General Secretary); Mr M. H. Chowdhury (Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; financing; internships; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph
Orientation/Main field: Concerned with human rights, right to freedom of opinion and expression and legal literacy publication; legal aid programme; micro finance training programmes; voter education and elections monitoring; emergency relief and rehabilitation programme. Formerly: Institute of Rural Journalists
Name of course(s): Law Development and Social Justice
Subjects taught: verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: Forum for Culture and Human Development
Synonyms and acronyms: FCHD
Address: 823/A, Khilgaon, Dhaka-1219, BANGLADESH, Tel: (880-2) 7216270. Fax: (880-2) 7215005.
E-mail: anupam@bdmail.net
Internet: http://culturalforum.virtualactivism.net
Present head: Dr S. M. Razzak (Executive Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; radio and tv programmes; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes the protection of cultural heritage and human rights of indigenous populations
Name of course(s): Socio-Cultural Communication in Development
Subjects taught: human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights and rights of the handicapped



INDIA

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Institute name: Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Gandhi Peace Foundation; GPF
Official address: 221/223 Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi 110002, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2323-7491. Fax: (91-11) 2323-6734.
Parent organization: Gandhi Smarak Nidhi
Orientation/Main field(s): Aims to foster research on peace and peaceful conflict resolution and to promote studies and activities for the understanding of nonviolence through a Gandhian approach. Concerned with weapons, disarmament, environmental studies, war, education for peace and Gandhian studies
Periodical(s): Gandhi Marg, 4 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Mrs K. Kapur (Secretary)


Institute name: Maharashtra Institute of Technology, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): World Peace Centre of MAEER'S Maharashtra Institute of Technology; World Peace Center of MAEER's MIT
Official address: Survey No.124, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038, Maharashtra, INDIA, Tel: (91-20) 5437682. Fax: (91-20) 5442770.
E-mail: wpcpune@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.mitpune.com/wpc/home.html
Present head(s): Prof.Dr V. D. Karad (President and Chairholder)
Parent organization: Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Education Research, Pune
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes peace and culture of peace through seminars and education for peace
Subject(s) taught: human psychology and behaviour; methods and practices of mind control; understanding of world religions; peace studies; conflict resolution; political, social and economic dimensions of peace; science and spirituality; ethical and moral values and character building; yoga and meditation
Working language(s): English


Institute name: University of Delhi, School of International Studies, Centre for Studies in Diplomacy, International Law and Economics
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISIS
Official address: New Delhi 110067, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2616-2292. Fax: (91-11) 2618-5886.
Internet: http://www.jnu.ac.in/sis/csdile.htm
Present head(s): Prof. S. K. Das (Dean)
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with international affairs, international politics, international law and international relations
Subject(s) taught: conflict resolution; international law; peace
Working language(s): English


Institute name: University of Pune, Department of Defense and Strategic Studies
Official address: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (Humanities) Building, Pune 411007, INDIA, Tel: (91-20) 2569-6061. Fax: (91-20) 2569-3899.
E-mail: ddss@unipune.ernet.in
Internet: http://www.unipune.ernet.in/dept/ddss/
Present head(s): Prof.Dr S. Paranjpe (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Devoted to India's national security, with emphasis on geopolitics and military geography, science and technology, economics of defence, peace, conflict management and conflict resolution
Subject(s) taught: contemporary strategy; international relations; national security; geopolitics and military geography; defence economics; science and technology and its impact on security
Senior staff involved: Dr A. S. Dalvi, Prof. G. Sen
Working language(s): English


Institute name: University of Pune, Department of Law
Address: Pune 411007, Maharashtra, INDIA, Tel: (91-20) 2569-6061. Fax: (91-20) 2565-3899.
E-mail: vibhute@unipune.ernet.in
Internet: http://www.unipune.ernet.in/dept/law/
Present head: Prof.Dr K. L. Vibhute (Head)
Type of organization: public
Type of activities: research; training; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the protection of human rights, minorities, and world order
Name of course(s): Indian Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights; Protection of Human Rights and World Order
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments and regional instruments (Council of Europe, African Union, Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies, regional level bodies, National Commissions; fundamental freedoms; human rights violation; civil and political rights; right to life; right to equality; right to freedom of movement; right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; right to freedom of opinion and expression; rights of peoples; right to self-determination; right to sovereignty over natural wealth and resources; economic, social and cultural rights; right to work and union rights; right to education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of prisoners


Institute name: University of Delhi, School of International Studies, Centre for Studies in Diplomacy, International Law and Economics
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISIS
Official address: New Delhi 110067, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2616-2292. Fax: (91-11) 2618-5886.
Internet: http://www.jnu.ac.in/sis/csdile.htm
Present head(s): Prof. S. K. Das (Dean)
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with international affairs, international politics, international law and international relations
Subject(s) taught: conflict resolution; international law; peace
Working language(s): English


Institute name: Sri Venkateswara University, Center for Studies in Peace and Non-Violence
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): CSPN
Official address: Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 517502, INDIA,
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out studies on peace, nonviolence, disarmament, development, environment, biological weapons and conflicts
Subject(s) taught: peaceful coexistence; conflict resolution; nonviolence; democracy and peace; non-alignment; terrorism; education for peace
Periodical(s): Studies in Peace and Nonviolence, 4 p.a.
Working language(s): English; Telugu


Institute name: Gujarat Vidyapith, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Studies in Ahimsa, Peace Research Centre
Official address: Ashram Road, Ahmedabad 380014, INDIA, Tel: (91-79) 7540746. Fax: (91-79) 7542547.
E-mail: gvpahd@vsnl.com
Internet: http://www.gujaratvidyapith.org/PeaceRese_Centre.htm
Orientation/Main field(s): Concerned with development alternatives for a new society and the promotion of a nonviolent society. Carries out research in the fields of peace, nonviolence, conflict, education for peace and disarmament and human rights education
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; disarmament; conflict resolution; arms control; role of the international organizations; nonviolence; peace and development; war; international conflict
Working language(s): Gujarati; Hindi; English


Institute name: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IDSA
Official address: Sapru House Annexe, Barakhamba Rd, New Delhi 110001, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2331-4951. Fax: (91-11) 2332-1851.
Present head(s): Mr D. Singh (President)
Cmdr J. Singh (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research and discussion on problems of national security, war, peace, disarmament, international relations and the impact of defence measures on economic, political and social spheres
Periodical(s): Strategic Analysis, 12 p.a.; Strategic Digest, 12 p.a.


Institute name: National Women's Welfare Centre, Peace Education Wing
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): NWWC Peace Education
Official address: Ariyancode 695125, Ottasekharamangalam, Kerala, INDIA,
Present head(s): Ms L. S. Genet (Secretary)
Orientation/Main field(s): Engages in peace, education for peace, eradication of poverty, social development and human rights


Institute name: Jain Vishva Bharati Institute
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): The Jain University for Nonviolence
Official address: Tulsigram, Ladnun-341306, Dist.-Nagaur, Rajasthan, INDIA,
E-mail: tulsi@jpl.vsnl.net.in
Internet: http://www.terapanth.com/jain_visva_bharti.htm
Present head(s): Shri Srichand Rampuria (Chancellor)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes nonviolence and peace
Subject(s) taught: peace research: peaceful coexistence, disarmament, conflict resolution, role of the international organizations, nonviolence, peace and development, democracy and peace, human rights; polemology: international conflict, international security, terrorism; culture of peace: education for peace
Periodical(s): Tulsi Prajna, 4 p.a.
Principal instructor(s): Dr B. R. Dugar, Dr A. Dhar, Dr J. P. N. Mishra, Dr Samani Sthit Prajna
Working language(s): English; Hindi


Institute name: Bombay Sarvodaya Friendship Centre, Transnational Centre for Non-Violence and Social Change
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): BSFC/TCSC
Official address: Friendship Centre (BSFC) Friendship Building, Kajupada Pipe Line Road, Kurla, Bombay 400072, INDIA, Tel: (91-22) 851-3660. Fax: (91-22) 851-1398.
E-mail: daniel@m-net.arbornet.org
Present head(s): Dr D. Mazgaonkar (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Fields of research include peace, nonviolence, social change, causes of poverty, social movements of Gandhian inspiration
Subject(s) taught: nonviolence; social change; eruption of violence; poverty; conflict resolution; awareness building; empowerment
Senior staff involved: Dr D. Mazgaonkar
Working language(s): Hindi; English; Marathi; Gujarati


Institute name: International Institute for Non-Aligned Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IINS
Official address: A2/59 Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi 110029, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2610-2520. Fax: (91-11) 2619-6294.
E-mail: iins@iins.org
Internet: http://www.iins.org
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on the NAM countries and covers political issues including peace, security, human rights, democracy and terrorism
Bulletin(s): News from Non-Aligned World, (twice a week)
Senior staff involved: Dr H. Gupta, Prof. R. A. Khan, Prof. A. S. Kohli, Dr R. Marwah, Dr A. S. Narang, Dr S. K. Sahni


Institute name: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament
Official address: School of International Studies, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2616-2387. Fax: (91-11) 2618-5886.
E-mail: bajpai@univ.ernet.in
Present head(s): Dr K. D. Bajpai (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research in peace and conflict resolution


Institute name: Peace and Disarmament Society of Kerala
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): PADS
Official address: Peace Bhavan, Poozhikunnu, Ottasekharamangalam P.O., PIN-695125, Kerala, INDIA,
Present head(s): Mr M. Rajayyan (Secretary)
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with peace and disarmament, peace and development and the eradication of poverty


Institute name: Indian Institute for Peace, Disarmament and Environmental Protection
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IIPDEP
Official address: 537 Sakkardara Road, Nagpur 440 009, INDIA, Tel: (91-712) 745-806. Fax: (91-712) 743664.
E-mail: iipdep@nagpur.vsnl.net.in
Present head(s): Dr B. Kurvey (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on peace, ethnic conflicts, education for peace, nuclear disarmament, regional conflict and environment
Subject(s) taught: peace research: peaceful coexistence, disarmament, conflict resolution, role of the international organizations, nonviolence, peace and development, human rights; polemology: regional conflict, terrorism; culture of peace: education for peace
Field(s) of research: political science
Periodical(s): IIPDEP News
Senior staff involved: Dr B. Kurvey (President and Researcher, Peace Education, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution)
Mr V. Pachpore (Researcher, Gender Inequality, Conflict in North-East Asia and its Peaceful Resolution), Prof. C. S. Pathak (Senior Researcher, Human Rights), Mr C. Phadnaik (Senior Researcher, Human Rights), Dr S. Rajkhowa (Researcher, Gender Inequality, Conflict in North-East Asia and its Peaceful Resolution), Dr S. A. Shete (Senior Researcher, Peace Education, Human Rights)
Principal instructor(s): Dr B. Kurvey
Working language(s): English; Hindi; Marathi


Institute name: International Centre for Peace Initiatives
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ICPI; Peace Initiatives
Official address: C-306 Montana, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Bombay 400053, INDIA,
E-mail: info@peaceinitiatives.org
Present head(s): Mr S. Waslekar (Executive Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Focus is on peace and conflict resolution, with particular emphasis on the role of political leaders
Periodical(s): Peace Initiatives, 6 p.a.


Institute name: Indian People's Welfare Society
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IPWS
Official address: 30/3-A N.S. Dutt Road, Howrah 711 101, INDIA,
E-mail: pudar@cal2.vsnl.net.in
Present head(s): Prof.Dr H. Rahman (Chairman)
Mrs B. Chatterjee (Working Chairman)
Parent organization: Ministry of Home Affairs
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with ethnic conflicts, social unrest, and conflict resolution
Subject(s) taught: social unrest; communal peace; socio-ethnic conflicts
Field(s) of research: social welfare
Bulletin(s): Silent Voice
Senior staff involved: Prof. S. K. Basu-Mallik, Prof.Dr G. Bhattacharyya, Prof.Dr R. Chaudhuri, Prof.Dr H. Rahman, Principal instructor(s): Prof. S. K. Basu-Mallik, Prof.Dr G. Bhattacharyya, Prof.Dr R. Chaudhuri
Working language(s): English; Bengali


Institute name: Mahatma Gandhi University, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies
Official address: Priyadarsini Hills P. O., Kottayam, Kerala, INDIA, Tel: (91-481) 731039. Fax: (91-481) 730631.
E-mail: mgu@md2.vsnl.net.in
Present head(s): Prof. A. K. Chirappanath (Direcetor)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on peace, peace and development, religious harmony, ethnic conflicts and national integration
Subject(s) taught: peace research: peaceful coexistence; disarmament; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; nonviolence; peace and development; democracy; polemology: war; international conflict; regional conflict; terrorism; culture of peace: education for peace
Working language(s): English


Institute name: India Peace Centre
Official address: C.K. Naidu Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra, INDIA,
Internet: http://www.indiapeacecentre.org/
Present head(s): Dr T. Ninan Sahanananda (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on ethnic conflicts, conflict resolution, mediation, peace, nonviolence and culture of peace


Institute name: University of Delhi, Centre for Gandhian Studies and Peace Research
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Gandhi Bhawan
Official address: 32 Chatra Marg, Delhi 110007, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2725-7725.
Present head(s): Prof. A. Vohra (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out peace research and Gandhian studies
Bulletin(s): Newsletter
Senior staff involved: Prof. A. Vohra (Director and Prof., Gandhian Studies, World Peace)


Institute name: Bertrand Russell Society, Banaras Chapter
Official address: New G-7, Hyderabad Colony, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005, INDIA,
E-mail: cpadia@banaras.ernet.in
Present head(s): Prof. C. Padia (Director)
Parent organization: Bertrand Russell Society, USA
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on the works of Bertrand Russell, promoting his ideals of peace and humanism. Concerned with nuclear disarmament, fundamental freedoms, and political philosophy
Periodical(s): Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives, 6 p.a.
Bulletin(s): Russell Society News, 4 p.a.; Bertrand Russell Bilingual Newsletter, 2 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Prof. C. Padia


Institute name: International Institute of Human Rights Society
Address: Parekh Chambers, 30 School Lane, Bengali Market, New Delhi 110001, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2331-1286. Fax: (91-11) 2331-1951.
E-mail: phaparekh@phparekh.com
Present head: Dr A. S. Anand (President); Mr P. H. Parekh (Secretary General)
Type of activities: conference-organization; publication
Type of publications: monograph
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to human rights, including rights of the handicapped


Institute name: International Human Rights Organisation
Synonyms and acronyms: IHRO
Address: 27-D Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab 141 001, INDIA,
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Investigates human rights violations, solutions for the defense of human rights, including resolutions of the political conflicts


Institute name: Indian Society of Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: ISHR
Address: 26, Tashkent Marg, Civil Lines, Allahabad 211001, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA, Tel: (91-532) 2601760. Fax: (91-532) 2420903.
E-mail: samchopra52@yahoo.co.in
Present head: Mr S. Chopra (President)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNESCO; ILO; Commission on Human Rights; UNO (Geneva); Asia Pacific Commission of Human Rights; International Institute of Human Rights
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the protection of human rights
Name of course(s): Public Interest Litigation/Legal Aid; Judicial Activism
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: regional instruments (Council of Europe, Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialised agencies, regional level bodies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: National Human Rights Commission, India
Synonyms and acronyms: NHRC
Address: Sardar Patel Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2334-6245. Fax: (91-11) 2334-0016.
E-mail: covdnhrc@hub.nic.in
Internet: http://www.nhrc.nic.in
Present head: Mr P. C. Sen (Secretary General)
Rel. with int. agencies: UNESCO
Type of activities: research; conference-organization; financing; internships; publication; radio and TV programmes; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Undertakes research on the protection of human rights, including women’s rights, rights of the child and rights of the handicapped, studies international human rights instruments, and monitors human rights violations

Institute name: Centre of Concern for Child Labour
Address: 201 Pankaj Tower, Mayur Vihar I, Delhi 110091, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 225-2298. Fax: (91-11) 225-6042.
E-mail: ccfcl@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in
Present head: Mr J. Gathia (Executive Director)
Rel. with int. agencies: ILO
Type of activities: training; publication
Type of publications: monograph; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights, focusing on the rights of the child


Institute name: Family Planning Association of India
Synonyms and acronyms: FPAI
Address: Bajaj Bhavan, Nariman Point, Bombay 400 021, INDIA, Tel: (91-22) 2029080. Fax: (91-22) 2029038.
E-mail: fpai@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in
Internet: http://www.fpaindia.com
Present head: Dr N. Puri (President); Prof. V. Nadkarni (Secretary General)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNESCO; UNICEF; UNFPA
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Promotes family planning as one of the basic human rights, women’s rights, family and community welfare, the attainment of a higher standard of quality of life, and mother-child health care


Institute name: South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre
Synonyms and acronyms: SAHRDC
Address: B-6/6, Safdarjang Enclave Extension, New Delhi 110029, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 2619-1120. Fax: (91-11) 2619-1120.
E-mail: hrdc_online@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.hrdc.net/sahrdc/
Present head: Mr R. Nair (Executive Director)
Rel. with int. agencies: ECOSOC
Type of activities: training; documentation/information; internships; publication; campaigning, networking
Type of publications: bulletin; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Seeks to investigate, document and disseminate information about human rights treaties and conventions, human rights education, refugees, media freedom, prisons reform, political imprisonment, torture, and all human rights violations
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training Programme


Institute name: University of Mumbai, Department of Civics and Politics
Address: Ranade Bhavan, 'B' Wing, Vidyanagari Campus, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098, INDIA, Tel: (91-22) 26526091.
E-mail: civpol@mu.ac.in
Internet: http://www.mu.ac.in/civics/index.html
Present head: Prof.Dr S. V. Jondhale (Head)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Concerned with the promotion of public awareness of human rights and human rights education. Focus is on the culture of peace and the right development and to health
Name of course(s): Postgraduate Diploma Course in Human Rights
Subjects taught: international standard-setting instruments: universal instruments and regional instruments (Council of Europe, African Union, Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies, regional level bodies, National Commissions, NGOs; human rights violation; human rights education; right to freedom of opinion and expression; right to health and a good environment; right to development; humanitarian law; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, and refugee rights


Institute name: Asia Youth Network for Human Development
Synonyms and acronyms: AYNHD
Address: c/o Indian Committee of Youth Organizations, 1797-C, Kotla, New Delhi 110 003, INDIA, Tel: (91-11) 24624776.
E-mail: icyo@icyo-india.org
Type of activities: training
Orientation/Main field: Aims to promote the establishment of local, national and regional networks to implement the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) recommendations and address human rights issues affecting young people in the region. Comprises of youth from five subregions, namely, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Central Asia, Western Asia and the Pacific area
Name of course(s): National Youth Workshop on Human Rights Education



IRAN (ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF)

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Institute name: Shahid Beheshti University, UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy
Official address: Faculty of Law, Shahid Shamran Ave., Evin 198 39 63 113, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, Tel: (98-21) 29902766. Fax: (98-21) 2411505.
E-mail: unescochairsbu@hotmail.com
Present head(s): Prof.Dr A. Amir-Arjomand (Director and Chairholder)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes human rights, sustainable development, culture of peace, democracy and tolerance


Institute name: Islamic Women's Institute of Iran
Synonyms and acronyms: Institut Islamique des Femmes en Iran
Address: 1-275 Hedayat St., Saadi Avenue, 11489 Tehran, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, Tel: (98-21) 7537022. Fax: (98-21) 7537022.
Present head: Ms A. Alaie Taleghani (Head)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; exhibitions; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Carries out research on human rights, with special focus on rural women, women's education and poverty, women’s rights, violence against women and sex discrimination
Name of course(s): Training for Women
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: National Commissions; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights and minority rights


Institute name: Mu'assasah-i Mutala'at va-Tahqiqat-i Farhangi
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies; IHCS
Address: P.O. Box 14155-1871, Teheran, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, Tel: (98-21) 8048037. Fax: (98-21) 8036317.
E-mail: Golshani@ihcs.ac.ir
Internet: http://www.ihcs.ac.ir/
Present head(s): - Dr M. Golshani (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: humanities; history; linguistics


Institute name: Institute of Comparative Law, University of Tehran
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Comparative Law and Islamic Studies
Address: Enghelab Avenue, Tehran 14174, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, Tel: (98-21) 6112526. Fax: (98-21) 6409340.
E-mail: complaw@ut.ac.ir
Present head(s): - Dr H. Safai (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: law; history; philosophy


Institute name: Iranian Islamic Women's Institute
Address: 263 Hedayat St., Saadi Avenue, P.O. Box 11495-155, Teheran, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC, Tel: (98-21) 7537022. Fax: (98-21) 7537022.
E-mail: nouhi@sun.iust.ac.ir
Present head(s): - Ms A. Aalaee Taleghani
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: law; social welfare; education; political science; economics; social sciences



NEPAL

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Institute name: Manab Adhikar Tatha Shanti Samaj
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Human Rights and Peace Society; HURPES
Address: P.O. Box 12790, Kha 2-13, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 420712. Fax: (977-1) 420369.
E-mail: kpahadi@hurpes.wlink.com.np
Internet: http://www.peacesocietynepal.org/
Present head(s): Mr K. Pahadi (Chairperson)
Mr S. Dhakal (General Secretary)
Type of peace activity: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; exhibitions; campaining
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights and peace, and the elimination of nuclear weapons. Conducts peace and human rights fact finding missions and research methodology training
Periodical(s): - Peace Journal, 4 p.a.


Institute name: Human Rights Organization of Nepal
Synonyms and acronyms: HURON
Address: P.O. Box 5424, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 411033.
E-mail: huron@wlink.com.np
Internet: http://www.huron.org.np/
Present head: Mr S. Pahtak (President)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; internships; policy-making; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Its objective is the promotion and protection of human rights and equal opportunity in Nepal, and to oppose human rights violations and all degrading treatment of human beings
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: regional level bodies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, rights of the handicapped and rights of displaced persons


Institute name: Human Rights Protection and Promotion Study Center
Address: G.P.O. Box 4033, JHWA Baha 13, Tanlachhi Marga, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 263820. Fax: (977-1) 263820.
E-mail: sombhir_man_shrestha@hotmail.com
Present head: Mr G. M. Shrestha (Director)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights through consciousness raising in the different ethnic groups and indigenous populations to preserve their right to cultural identity in multiethnic societies
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training Course
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments; human rights violation; human rights education


Institute name: South Asia Forum for Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: SAFHR
Address: 3/23 Shree Durbar Tole, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, G.P.O. Box no. 12855, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 541026. Fax: (977-1) 527852.
E-mail: south@safhr.org
Internet: http://www.safhr.org
Present head: Mr T. K. Bose (Secretary General)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNHCR; UNICEF
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; internships; publication; advocacy campaigns
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph
Orientation/Main field: Its main areas of concern are human rights, peace, tolerance, governance and democracy with special interest for migrant and refugee rights, minority rights, displacement of indigenous populations, conflicts and human security
Name of course(s): Human Rights and Peace Orientation Course
Subjects taught: peace agreements in the region; common management and sharing of resources; arms race, nuclear programme and their impact on democracy; civil society institution in conflict and peace; women and peace; regional tools in conflict resolution; economics of war and peace; human rights and peace


Institute name: Human Resources Development Centre
Address: P.O. Box 1332, Hatiban, Khumaltar, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 527 010. Fax: (977-1) 419 479.
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: National Fellowship of Churches, Nepal
Type of activities: research; publication
Type of publications: progress-report; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Human resources development centre dealing with human rights, human rights violations, rights of indigenous populations, women’s rights and rights of the child

Institute name: Centre for Social Research and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: CSRD
Address: GPO Box 528, Katmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 228850. Fax: (977-1) 223194.
E-mail: sinhas@mos.com.np
Activities: research; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: New Era
Address: Rudramati Marg, Kalopool, P.O. Box 722, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977) 413603. Fax: (977) 419562.
E-mail: info@newera.wlink.com.np
Internet: http://www.panasia.org.sg/nepalnet/newera/
Present head(s): - Mr B. Ban (Executive Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: demography; education; social sciences; economics; sociology

Institute name: Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies, Tribhuvan University
Synonyms and acronyms: CNAS
Address: PO Box 3757, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 4332078. Fax: (977-1) 4331184.
E-mail: cnastu@htp.com.np
Present head(s): - Mr N. M. Tuladhar (Executive Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; economics; geography; history; linguistics; political science; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; sociology

Institute name: International Institute for Human Rights, Environment and Development-International
Synonyms and acronyms: INHURED International
Address: GPO Box 4690, Kathmandu, Inar, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 520054. Fax: (977-1) 520042.
E-mail: inhured@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.inhured.org/
Present head: Dr G. Siwakoti (Executive Director)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ECOSOC; OMCT; Himalayan Human Rights Monitors
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; internships; policy-making; publication; exhibitions; international cooperation programme; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials; leaflets; pamphlets; videos
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to the protection of human rights and peace, the democratization process, environmental protection and sustainable development
Name of course(s): Implementation of International Human Rights Instruments and Mechanisms
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments and regional instruments (Council of Europe, African Union, and Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: regional level bodies and National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: Informal Sector Service Center
Synonyms and acronyms: INSEC
Address: P.O. Box 2726, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 270-770. Fax: (977-1) 270-551.
E-mail: insec@mos.com.np
Internet: http://www.insec-nepal.com/
Present head: Subodh Raj Pyakurel (General Secretary)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ILO; UNICEF; OHCHR
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and tv programmes; advocacy, networking
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; progress-report; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Its objectives are the protection and promotion of human rights, women’s rights and the rights of the child, and the monitoring of human rights violations


Institute name: International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Synonyms and acronyms: ICIMOD
Address: 4/80 Jawalakhel, G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, NEPAL, Tel: (977-1) 525313. Fax: (977-1) 524509.
E-mail: icimod@icimod.org.np
Internet: http://www.icimod.org/
Present head(s): - Dr J. G. Campbell (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; publication; advocacy; networking



PAKISTAN

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Institute name: Foundation for Research on International Environment, National Development and Security
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): FRIENDS
Address: 88 Race Course Road, Street 3, Rawalpindi Cantt, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-51) 5563309. Fax: (92-51) 5564244.
E-mail: fr786pak@isb.comsats.net.pk
Internet: http://www.friends.org.pk/
Present head(s): Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg (Chairman)
Dr S. M. Rahman (Secretary General)
Type of peace activity: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Conducts research on nuclear disarmament and conventional arms control, terrorism and the use of light weapons, regional economic cooperation for peace and development, good governance and promotion of democracy. Fields of expertise also include peace, education for peace and conflict resolution
Periodical(s): - National Development and Security, 4 p.a.
Bulletin(s): FRIENDS Perspective, 12 p.a.


Institute name: The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): PIIA
Address: Aiwan-e-Sadar Road, P.O. Box 1447, Karachi-74200, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-21) 568.2891. Fax: (92-21) 568.6069.
E-mail: piia@cyber.net.pk
Present head(s): Mr Fatehyab Ali Khan (Chairman)
Parent organization: Royal Institute of International Affairs, London
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; exhibitions
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science
Orientation/Main field: Deals with disarmament and international security, foreign policy, international relations, peace, conflict resolution and confidence building measures, fundamentalism and education for peace
Periodical(s): - Pakistan Horizon, 4 p.a.
Name of course(s): Peace Programme
Subject(s) taught: polemology; war; international conflict; international security; regional conflict; terrorism


Institute name: The Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISSI
Address: Sector F-5/2, P.O. Box 1173, Islamabad 44000, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-51) 9204423. Fax: (92-51) 9204658.
E-mail: strategy@isb.paknet.com.pk
Internet: http://www.issi.org.pk/
Present head(s): Dr S. M. Mazari (Director General)
Type of peace activity: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; lectures
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Conducts research in international relations, peace, and international security
Periodical(s): - Strategic Studies, 4 p.a.


Institute name: Pakistan Press Foundation
Synonyms and acronyms: PPF
Address: Press Centre, Shahrah Kamal Ataturk, Karachi, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-21) 263-1123. Fax: (92-21) 263-7754.
Internet: http://www.oneworld.org/ppf/
Present head: Mr O. A. Ali (Secretary General)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: International Press Institute (IPI); International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX); World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC); Commonwealth Press Union (CPU); Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA); Commonwealth Association for Education in Journalism and Communication (CAEJC); Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC)
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; financing; internships; publication; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights, focusing on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Name of course(s): Training Programme for Journalists in Rural Areas of Pakistan
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialised agencies, regional level bodies; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights and minority rights; right to freedom of opinion and expression

Institute name: Pakistan Institute of International Affairs
Address: Aiwan-i-Sadar Road, P.0.Box 1447, Karachi 74200, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-21) 5682891. Fax: (92-21) 5686069.
E-mail: piia@cyber.net.pk
Present head(s): - Mr Fatehyab Ali Khan (Cairman)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science

Institute name: Mahbub-ul-Haq Human Development Centre
Synonyms and acronyms: MHHDC
Address: 42, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-51) 2271228. Fax: (92-51) 2822794.
E-mail: kh@hdc.isb.sdnpk.org
Internet: http://www.un.org.pk/hdc/hdcindex.htm
Present head(s): - Mrs K. Haq (President), - Dr S. K. Qureshi (Director)
Activities: research; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social sciences

Institute name: Centre for South Asian Studies, Punjab University
Address: P.O. Box 54590, Lahore, PAKISTAN, Tel: (92-42) 9231143. Fax: (92-42) 9231148.
E-mail: csas@pakistanmain.com
Internet: http://www.pu.edu.pk/miscellaneous/south-asian-studies.htm
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr S. H. Mirza (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; geography; history; political science

Institute name: Council of Social Sciences
Synonyms and acronyms: COSS
Address: H. No. 3, St. 18, F-72/2, Islamabad, PAKISTAN,
E-mail: cosspakistan@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www.coss.sdnpk.org
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences



SRI LANKA

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Institute name: Centre for Society and Religion
Synonyms and acronyms: CSR
Address: 281 Deans Road, Colombo 10, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 695425. Fax: (94-1) 682064.
E-mail: csrlibra@slt.lk
Present head: Rev. O. B. Firth (Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: Movement for the Defence of Democratic Rights (MDDR); Civil Rights Movements (CRM); Peoples' Forum for Democratic Alternatives (PFDA); International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES); National Peace Council (NPC); Inter-racial Justice and Equality (MIRJE); Women's Education and Research Centre (WERC); Youth for Peace Network
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and tv programmes; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; monograph; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights, civil liberties, the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and social justice, aiming to preserve human, cultural and spiritual values in the economic development of Sri Lanka. Concerned with religion and theology, social welfare, poverty in urban areas, conflict resolution, peace, women’s rights, minorities and minority rights, globalization, and structural adjustments and their consequences


Institute name: Nadesan Centre for Human Rights through Law
Synonyms and acronyms: The Nadesan Centre
Address: 31 Charles Place, Colombo 3, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 573887. Fax: (94-1) 576317.
E-mail: nad@slt.lk
Present head: R. K. W. Goonesekere (Chairman)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Promotes knowledge and awareness of Sri Lankan and international human rights law and international humanitarian law


Institute name: Centre for Women and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: CWD
Address: 7 Ratnam Lane, K.K.S. Road, Vannarpannai, Jaffna, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 595224. Fax: (94-1) 595224.
Internet: http://www.cenwor.lk/womendevelop.html
Present head(s): - Ms S. Sivachandran (Coordinator)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; economics; education; social welfare


Institute name: International Centre for Ethnic Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: ICES
Address: 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 685085. Fax: (94-1) 698048.
E-mail: admin@icescolombo.org
Internet: http://www.icescolombo.org/
Present head(s): - Prof. K. M. de Silva (Executive Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social anthropology; cultural anthropology; political science; economics; law; history


Institute name: Rural Development Training and Research Institute
Synonyms and acronyms: RDTRI
Address: 24/4, Castle Street, Colombo, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 2682091. Fax: (94-1) 2696592.
E-mail: rdtri@sltnet.lk
Present head(s): - Mr L. Wijerama (Director)
- Mr A. Vijekoon (Deputy Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: education; social welfare

Institute name: Centre for Women's Research
Synonyms and acronyms: CENWOR
Address: 225/4 Kirula Road, Colombo 5, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-1) 2369530. Fax: (94-1) 2502153.
E-mail: cenwor@slt.lk
Internet: http://www.cenwor.lk/
Present head(s): - Prof. S. Jayaweera (Coordinator)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting; advocacy; networking
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; social welfare; education

Institute name: Lawyers for Human Rights and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: LHRD
Address: 233/1 Cotta Road, Colombo 8, SRI LANKA, Tel: (94-11) 2686180. Fax: (94-11) 2687665.
E-mail: lhrd@dynaweb.lk
Present head(s): - Mr K. Tiranagama (Executive Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; financing; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: law



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Without information on Darussalam, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Timor-Leste



BRUNEI

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Institute name: Academy of Brunei Studies
Address: c/o University of Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE 1410, BRUNEI, Tel: (673-2) 249518. Fax: (673-2) 249518.
E-mail: abs@apb.ubd.edu.bn
Internet: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/faculties/apb/index.htm
Present head(s): - Dr Haji Abdul Latif bin Haji Ibrahim (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Main disciplines: history; law; sociology; linguistics; economics; cultural anthropology



CAMBODIA

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Institute name: Centre for Peace and Development
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): CPD
Official address: c/o Cambodia Development Resource Institute, P.O. Box 622, no.56, Street 315, Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA, Tel: (855-23) 367115. Fax: (855-23) 366094.
E-mail: cdri@camnet.com.kh
Internet: http://www.cdri.org.kh/
Present head(s): Mr O. Serei Sopheak (Coordinator)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on long-term solutions to Cambodian realities and traditions, and runs peace and conflict resolution training programmes for policy-makers and conflict resolution practitioners
Subject(s) taught: peace research; conflict resolution; nonviolence; peace and development; culture of peace; education for peace
Periodical(s): Cambodia Development Review, 4 p.a. (also available online)
Senior staff involved: Ms H. Romduol, M. Savath, T. Varine, D. Wharton
Working language(s): English; Khmer


Institute name: Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): CICP
Official address: P.O. Box 1007, Phnom Penh 12202, CAMBODIA, Tel: (855-23) 722759. Fax: (855-23) 362520.
E-mail: cicp@camnet.com.kh
Internet: http://www.cicp.org.kh
Present head(s): Mr Kao Kim Hourn (Executive Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes research on issues related to civil society, democracy and elections. Carries out research on peace, security, conflict resolution, democracy and good governance
Periodical(s): Cambodian Journal of International Affairs, The, 4 p.a.
Bulletin(s): Civil Society, 6 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Mr Kao Kim Hourn (Executive Director and Specialist, Asian Studies, Int'l Affairs, Political Science)

Indonesia,


Institute name: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Official address: Jalan Tanah Abang 111/23-27, Jakarta 10160, INDONESIA, Tel: (62-21) 386-5532. Fax: (62-21) 384-7517.
E-mail: csis@csis.or.id
Internet: http://www.csis.or.id/
Present head(s): Mr Daoed Joesoef (Chairman)
Orientation/Main field(s): Mainly concerned with international relations, both domestic and international affairs, strategic studies, peace and conflict resolution. Formerly: ASEAN Institute, Center for Strategic and International Studies



MALAYSIA

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Institute name: Association of Development Research and Training Institutes of Asia and the Pacific
Synonyms and acronyms: ADIPA; Association des Instituts de Recherche en Développement et des Instituts de Formation en Asie et au Pacifique
Address: c/o Asian and Pacific Development Center, Pesiaran Duta, P.O. Box 12224, 50770 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 2548088.
E-mail: adipa@po.jaring.my
Internet: http://61.6.32.133/apdc/
Present head(s): - Dr Syed Abdus Samad
Activities: training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social sciences

Institute name: Asian and Pacific Development Centre
Synonyms and acronyms: APDC
Address: Pesiaran Duta, P.O. Box 12224, 50770 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 62011088. Fax: (60-3) 62010316.
E-mail: info@apdc.po.my
Internet: http://www.apdc.com.my/apdc
Present head(s): - Dr M. N. Harun (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting; networking
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social welfare; administrative sciences


Institute name: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, International Islamic University of Malaysia
Synonyms and acronyms: ISTAC
Address: P.O. Box 11961, 50762 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 2094-4405. Fax: (60-3) 2094-8343.
E-mail: webmaster_istac@yahoo.com
Internet: http://www5.jaring.my/istac/
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr S. M. N. Al-Attas (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; philosophy; social anthropology; law; history; psychology


Institute name: KANITA
Synonyms and acronyms: Pusat Penyelidikan Pembangunan Wanita, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pusat Penyelidikan Pembangunan Wanita; Women's Development Research Centre, University Sains Malaysia; University Sains Malaysia, Women's Development Research Centre
Address: 11800 Minden, Penang, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-4) 6533888. Fax: (60-4) 6566379.
E-mail: kanita@usm.my
Internet: http://www.kanita.org
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr. Wazir Jahan Karim (Head)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; history; psychology; cultural anthropology; law


Institute name: Institute of Strategic and International Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: ISIS
Address: 1 Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin, P.O. Box 12424, 50778 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 2693-9366. Fax: (60-3) 2693-9430.
E-mail: webmaster@isis.po.my
Internet: http://www.jaring.my/isis/
Present head(s): - Dr N. Sopiee (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
Activities: research; research promotion; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; seminars
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: political science; economics; education

Institute name: Institut Alam dan Tamadun Melayu, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Synonyms and acronyms: ATMA; The Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation, National University of Malaysia
Address: 43600 Bangi, Selangor Daul Ehsan, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 8921-5254. Fax: (60-3) 8925-4698.
E-mail: pghatma@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my
Internet: http://www.atma.ukm.my/
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Main disciplines: history; cultural anthropology; linguistics

Institute name: National Population and Family Development Board Malaysia
Synonyms and acronyms: NPFDB
Address: 12B, Jalan Raja Laut, P.O. Box 10416, 50712 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 2937555. Fax: (60-3) 2921357.
E-mail: lppkn2@po.jaring.my
Internet: http://www.undp.org/popin/regional/asiapac/malaysiz/welcome.htm
Present head(s): - Dr R. Karim (Director General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: demography; population; women; family planning


Institute name: Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women
Synonyms and acronyms: ARROW
Address: Ground Floor, Block G, Anjung Felda, Jalan Maktab, 54000 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 26929913. Fax: (60-3) 26929958.
E-mail: arrow@arrow.po.my
Internet: http://www.arrow.org.my/
Present head(s): - Ms R. Abdullah (Executive Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit


Institute name: Institut Kajian Pembangunan (Sabah)
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute for Development Studies (Sabah); IDS
Address: Suite 7CF01, 7th Floor, Blk C, Kompleks Karamunsing, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-88) 246166. Fax: (60-88) 234707.
E-mail: info@ids.org.my
Internet: http://www.ids.org.my
Present head(s): - Dr M. Y. Haji Johari (Executive Director)
Activities: research; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; social welfare; social sciences

Institute name: Institut Kajian Malaysia Dan Antarabangsa, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Synonyms and acronyms: IKMAS; Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia
Address: 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 89213205. Fax: (60-3) 89261022.
E-mail: ikmas@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my
Internet: http://www.ikmas.ukm.my/
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr R. Mat Zin (Director)
Activities: research; training; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: social sciences; sociology; economics; political science; history


Institute name: Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Synonyms and acronyms: AEI
Address: Kuala Lumpur 50603, MALAYSIA, Tel: (60-3) 7967-4645. Fax: (60-3) 7954-0799.
E-mail: asia_euro@um.edu.my
Internet: http://www.asia-europe-institute.org/
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr Shaharil Talib (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization
Main disciplines: sociology



PHILIPPINES

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Peace Institute name: Notre Dame University, Peace Education Center
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): NDU Peace Education Center
Address: Notre Dame Avenue, Cotabato City 9600, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-64) 421 8879. Fax: (63-64) 421 4312.
E-mail: peace@ndu.fapenet.org
Internet: http://www.ndu.fapenet.org/peace/
Present head(s): Prof. M. M. Bañas-Malang (Coordinator)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; exhibitions; advocacy
Type of organization: non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Main focus is on education for peace and training of peace educators. Conducts research on peace and development
Name of course(s): Peace and Development (M.A.P.D.), - Peace and Development Major (M.P.A. Programme), - Peace and Development Major (M.A. in Education Programme), - Peace and Development (Ph.D. Programme), - Peace and Development Major (Ed.D. Programme)
Subject(s) taught: peaceful coexistence; disarmament; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; nonviolence; peace and development; democracy and peace; conflict; polemology; war; international conflict; international security; regional conflict; terrorism; direct conflict intervention; culture of peace education for peace; skills for peace building

Institute name: University of the Philippines, Institute for Strategic and Development Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISDS
Address: Commonwealth Avenue, Room 311, Quezon City 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 9290889. Fax: (63-2) 9273894.
E-mail: isdsphil@cnl.net
Present head(s): Dr C. G. Hernandez (President)
Type of peace activity: research; conference-organization; publication
Orientation/Main field: Deals with peace theory, international relations, basic research, East-West and North South relations, security policy, conflict and development dynamics in southern countries, international law and peaceful order


Institute name: Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, Human Rights Standing Committee
Synonyms and acronyms: LAWASIA Human Rights Standing Committee
Address: School of Law, Ateneo de Manila University, Rockwell Center, Rockwell Drive, Makati City, Manila 3116, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 729-6583. Fax: (63-2) 899-4342.
Internet: http://www.lawasia.asn.au/general_practice.htm
Present head: Mr Dató Param Cumaraswamy (Chairman); Mr C. P. Medina, Jr (Secretary)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ECOSOC; WIPO; UNESCO
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme; lobbying
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Its purpose is the promotion and protection of human rights in the region and to take steps towards the implementation of the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and human rights education


Institute name: Research Institute for Mindanao Culture, Xavier University
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Xavier Peace Center, Xavier University; Xavier University, Xavier Peace Center
Address: Ateneo de Cagayan, Corrales Ave, 9000 Cagayan de Oro City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-8822) 72-27-25. Fax: (63-8822) 72-63-55.
Present head(s): Dr E. Burton (Director)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to peace, education for peace, conflict resolution and violence in ethnic conflicts

Institute name: Theosophical Society in the Philippines, Peace Center
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): The Peace Center of the Theosophical Society of the Philippines
Address: 1 Iba Street, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 741-57-40. Fax: (63-2) 740-37-51.
E-mail: tspeace@info.com.ph
Internet: http://www.info.com.ph/~tspeace/aboutpc.htm
Present head(s): Mr V. Hao Chin Jr. (Chairman)
Mr R. B. Rodil (Executive Director)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; networking
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Promotes education for peace and is devoted to the preparation of peace training modules. Formerly: Peace Library and Research Center
Bulletin(s): Peace Ideas, 4 p.a. (also available online)
Name of course(s): Self-Transformation Seminar
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; conflict resolution; nonviolence; basic character quality; culture of peace; education for peace


Institute name: University of the Philippines Law Centre, Institute of Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: IHR-UPLC
Address: Bocobo Hall, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 434-92-28.
Present head: Prof. A. T. Muyot (Director)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Its aim is to protect and promote human rights including civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights, especially those of indigenous populations, poor urban and rural populations and migrant labour. Also covers human rights and the environment, and the protection of victims of armed conflicts


Institute name: Asia Pacific Learning Institute for Human Rights Education
Synonyms and acronyms: ASPIHRE
Address: c/o Prof. V. Bonoan-Dandan, College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Bartlett Hall, Jacinto Street, Diliman, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES,
E-mail: aspihre@vasia.com.ph
Internet: http://www.geocities.com/aspihre/
Present head: Prof. V. Bonoan-Dandan (Executive Director)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: training; conference-organization
Orientation/Main field: Promotes human rights and human rights education. Special focus is on the protection of economic, social and cultural rights, and women’s rights

Institute name: Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University
Synonyms and acronyms: IPC
Address: P.O. Box 154, Manila 1099, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 426-6001. Fax: (63-2) 426-5660.
E-mail: info@ipc-ateneo.org.ph
Internet: http://www.ipc-ateneo.org.ph
Present head(s): - Dr F. V. Aguilar, Jr (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
Synonyms and acronyms: AC
Address: Guerrero Cor., Magsaysay Sts., Diliman, Quezon City 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 927-0909. Fax: (63-2) 929-1821.
E-mail: ARMANDO_JR.MALAY@up.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~ac/index.html
Present head(s): - Prof. A. Malay (Dean)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; social anthropology; political science; administrative sciences; history; philosophy; psychology; cultural anthropology

Institute name: Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration
Synonyms and acronyms: EROPA; Organisation Régionale de l'Orient pour l'Administration Publique
Address: 12 M One Burgundy Plaza Condominium, 307 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights 1105, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 4338175. Fax: (63-2) 4349223.
E-mail: eropa@eropa.org.ph
Internet: http://www.eropa.org.ph/
Present head(s): - Mr P. A. Santo Tomas (Secretary General)
Activities: research; training; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: administrative sciences

Institute name: Center for Local and Regional Governance, University of the Philippines
Synonyms and acronyms: CLRG
Address: National College of Public Administration and Governance, P.O. Box 198, Diliman 1101, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 925-7422. Fax: (63-2) 928-3914.
E-mail: clrg.ncpag@up.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.geocities.com/clrgncpag/
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr A. Bello Brillantes (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: administrative sciences; political science; social sciences

Institute name: Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils
Synonyms and acronyms: AASSREC
Address: c/o Philippine Social Science Council, P.O. Box 205, U.P. Post Office, Diliman, Q.C. 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 929-2671. Fax: (63-2) 929-2602.
E-mail: projects@pssc.org.ph
Internet: http://www.unescobkk.org/rushsap/aassrec.html
Present head(s): - Dr V. A. Miralao (Secretary General and Executive Director)
- Dr F. Gale (President)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Philippine Center for Population and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: PCPD
Address: P.O. Box 3060, Makati Central Post Office, Makati 1270, Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 843-7061. Fax: (63-2) 894-4596.
E-mail: mayc@mozcom.com
Internet: http://pcpd.ph/index.htm
Present head(s): - Ms M. S. Camacho-Reyes (President)
Activities: training; conference-organization; financing; publication; consulting; audiovisual production
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: demography; social sciences; social welfare; sociology; education


Institute name: Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: PIDS
Address: NEDA sa Makati Bldg, 106 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 8939591. Fax: (63-2) 8106261.
E-mail: mlamberte@pidsnet.pids.gov.ph
Internet: http://www.pids.gov.ph
Present head(s): - Dr M. B. Lamberte (President)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; online resources; conference-organization; publication; seminars
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics; demography; social welfare; administrative sciences; sociology

Institute name: National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women
Synonyms and acronyms: NCRFW; NCW
Address: 1145 J.P. Rizal St., San Miguel, Manila 1005, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 7415093.
Present head(s): - Mr R. Rikken (Executive Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: sociology; gender; development

Institute name: Social Research Center, University of Santo Tomas
Synonyms and acronyms: UST/SRC; UST Social Research Center
Address: España Street, Sampaloc, Manila 1008, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 731-3101. Fax: (63-2) 731-3535.
E-mail: ernrgonz@ust.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.ust.edu.ph/sitelinks/insideust/departments/admindepts_detail.asp?Id=src
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr E. R. Gonzalez (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: private; profit
Main disciplines: demography; economics; philosophy; social welfare; sociology; social sciences; political science

Institute name: National Research Council of the Philippines, Division of Social Sciences
Synonyms and acronyms: NRCP - Division VIII
Address: General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig, 1631 Metro Manila, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 8376142. Fax: (63-2) 8376143.
E-mail: nrcpinfo@agham.dost.gov.ph
Present head(s): - Dr E. R. Ventura (Chairperson)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines
Synonyms and acronyms: CSWCD
Address: Diliman, Quezon City 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 924-21-43. Fax: (63-2) 929-84-38.
E-mail: cswcd@cswcd.upd.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~cswcd/
Present head(s): - Dr A. G. Manalili (Dean)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting; radio and tv programmes
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social welfare

Institute name: Social Development Research Center, De La Salle University
Address: 10/F Angelo King International Center of DLSU-CSB, Arellano St. cor. Estrade St., Malate, 1004 Manila, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 5245349.
E-mail: sdrc@mail.dlsu.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/research/centers/sdrc/
Present head(s): - Dr E. E. Lamberte (Director)
Activities: research; training; research promotion; publication; financing; networking
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; social welfare; economics

Institute name: Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines
Address: Palma Hall Basement, P.O. Box 210, UP Diliman 1104, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 920-5428.
E-mail: twsc@kssp.upd.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.upd.edu.ph/~twsc
Present head(s): - Ms M. Coronel Ferrer (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics

Institute name: International Institute of Rural Reconstruction
Synonyms and acronyms: IIRR
Address: Y.C. James Yen Center, Silang, Cavite 4118, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-46) 4142417. Fax: (63-46) 4142420.
E-mail: information@iirr.org
Internet: http://www.iirr.org/
Present head(s): - Dr P. Kale (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; political science; administrative sciences; economics; education; demography; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; social welfare; sociology

Institute name: Philippine Resource Center for Sustainable Development and Indigenous Knowledge
Synonyms and acronyms: PHIRCSDIK
Address: Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), Paseo de Valmayor, P. O. Box 425, Los Baños, Laguna, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63) 094 50015. Fax: (63) 094 50016.
E-mail: rserrano@ultra.pcarrd.dost.gov.ph
Present head(s): - Dr R. C. Serrano (National Coordinator)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; economics; education; law; political science; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; social welfare; sociology

Institute name: Center for Asia-Pacific Women in Politics
Synonyms and acronyms: CAPWIP
Address: Room 304, Philippine Social Science Center Building, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 456 1924. Fax: (63-2) 456 1923.
E-mail: capwip@info.com.ph
Internet: http://www.capwip.org
Present head(s): - Ms R. L. T. Miranda (Executive Director)
- Ms S. Masdit (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: political science

Institute name: Center for Women's Studies, University of the Philippines
Synonyms and acronyms: CWS
Address: Magsaysay corner Ylanan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES, Tel: (63-2) 9206950. Fax: (63-2) 9206880.
E-mail: mmg@dilnet.upd.edu.ph
Internet: http://www.up.edu.ph/~cws/
Present head(s): - Dr C. I. Sobritchea (Director)
Activities: research; conference-organization; publication; advocacy


SINGAPORE

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Institute name: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): SIIA
Address: 6 Nassim Road, Singapore 258373, SINGAPORE, Tel: (65) 67349600. Fax: (65) 67336217.
E-mail: siia@pacific.net.sg
Internet: http://www.siiaonline.org/
Present head(s): Prof. S. Tay (Chairman)
Type of peace activity: research; training; online resources; conference-organization; internships; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Deals with peace and security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region
Periodical(s): - Reader
Name of course(s): Annual Public Education Programme
Subject(s) taught: peace research: conflict resolution, democracy and peace; polemology: regional conflict, terrorism


Institute name: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: ISEAS
Address: 30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 119614, SINGAPORE, Tel: (65) 7780955. Fax: (65) 7781735.
E-mail: admin@iseas.edu.sg
Internet: http://www.iseas.edu.sg/
Present head(s): - Prof. Chia Siow Yue (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; political science; economics

Institute name: Institute of Policy Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: IPS
Address: Kent Ridge PO Box 1088, Singapore 911103, SINGAPORE, Tel: (65) 779-2633. Fax: (65) 777-0700.
E-mail: tommy_koh@ips.org.sg
Internet: http://www.ips.org.sg/
Present head(s): - Mr T. Toh (Director)
Activities: research; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: economics; demography

Institute name: Asia-Pacific Centre for Environmental Law, National University of Singapore
Synonyms and acronyms: APCEL
Address: Faculty of Law, 13, Law Link, Singapore 117590, SINGAPORE, Tel: ((65) 68746246. Fax: (65) 67790979.
E-mail: lawapcel@nus.edu.sg
Internet: http://law.nus.edu.sg/apcel/index.htm
Present head(s): - Prof. K. L. Koh (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: law

Institute name: Association of Women for Action and Research
Synonyms and acronyms: AWARE
Address: Blk 5 Dover Crescent 01-22, Singapore 130005, SINGAPORE, Tel: (65) 779-7137.
Internet: http://www.aware.org.sg/
Present head(s): - Ms D. Lam-Teo (President)
Activities: documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; advocacy


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Institute name: Catholic Commission on Justice and Peace (Thailand)
Address: Rungtip Imrungruang, 2492 Soi Prachasongkhro 24 Road, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 277-4625. Fax: (66-2) 692-4150.
E-mail: jpthai@asiaaccess.net.th
Present head: Bishop B. Mansap (Chairperson)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to human rights education to those with a willingness to learn and understand human rights concepts
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training for Teachers
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child and women’s rights


Institute name: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: Forum-Asia; Forum Asiatique sur les Droits Humains et le Développement
Address: 109 Suthisarnwinichai Road, Samsennok, Huaykwang, Bangkok 10320, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 267-98467. Fax: (66-2) 693-4939.
E-mail: info@forumasia.org
Internet: http://www.forumasia.org
Present head: Somchai Homlaor (Secretary General)
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Facilitates collaboration among human rights organizations in Asia to develop a regional response for the promotion of human rights and democracy, and increases awareness of internationally accepted human rights standards
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; human rights violation, human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights, rights of the handicapped; economic, social and cultural rights


Institute name: Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Political Science, Institute of Security and International Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ISIS
Address: 254 Phyathai Road Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 2150871. Fax: (66-2) 2154804.
Present head(s): Prof. S. Paribatra (Director)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Its objectives are to promote peace, knowledge and understanding of various international security issues, and conduct research on disarmament and arms control


Institute name: The Child Labour Project
Synonyms and acronyms: The Second Home for Child Labour
Address: 344 Roung Muang Rd., Rong Muang, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 215-6544. Fax: (66-2) 215-6544.
Present head: Khemporn Wiroonrapan
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ILO; UNICEF
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to human rights carrying out research in order to find solutions to child labour problems and the protection of the rights of the child


Institute name: Asian Regional Resource Center for Human Rights Education
Synonyms and acronyms: ARRC
Address: P.O. Box 26, Bungthonglang, Bangkok, 10242, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 731-0829. Fax: (66-2) 731-0829.
E-mail: arrc@ksc.th.com
Internet: http://www.arrc-hre.com
Present head: Ms T. J. Limpin (Coordinator)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNESCO; UNICEF; UNHCR
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; internships; publication; exhibitions; consulting; international cooperation programme; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Devoted to human rights and human rights education. Also promotes peace, democracy and justice
Name of course(s): Training of Trainers Workshops
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: regional level bodies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights and refugee rights


Institute name: Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
Synonyms and acronyms: CUSRI
Address: Phayathai Road, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 2187395. Fax: (66-2) 2155523.
E-mail: vachira@chula.ac.th
Internet: http://www.cusri.chula.ac.th
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr A. Pongsapich (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; radio and tv programmes
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; sociology; economics; political science; administrative sciences; demography; education; law; social anthropology; cultural anthropology

Institute name: Tribal Research Institute
Synonyms and acronyms: TRI
Address: Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, THAILAND, Tel: (66-53) 221933. Fax: (66-53) 222494.
E-mail: tribal@loxinfo.co.th
Present head(s): - Mr S. Sathitpiansiri (Deputy Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; agriculture; social welfare

Institute name: Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
Synonyms and acronyms: APWLD
Address: Santitham Y.M.C.A. Building, 3rd Floor, Rooms 305-307, 11 Sermsuk Road, Soi Mengrairasmi, Chiangmai 50300, THAILAND, Tel: (66-53) 404613. Fax: (66-53) 404615.
E-mail: apwld@apwld.org
Internet: http://www.apwld.org
Present head(s): - Ms M. J. Real (Regional Coordinator)
Activities: training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: law; sociology


Institute name: Gender and Development Studies Center, Asian Institute of Technology
Synonyms and acronyms: AIT/GenDev
Address: School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Laung, Pathumthani-12120, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 524-5668. Fax: (66-2) 524-6166.
E-mail: gendev@ait.ac.th
Internet: http://www.ait.ac.th/schools/serd/gendev/outreach.htm
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr G. Kelkar (Head)
Activities: research; training; publication; financing; consulting
Main disciplines: women

Institute name: Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Synonyms and acronyms: IAS
Address: 7th Floor, Prajadhipok-Rambhai Barni Building, Phayatai Road, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 218-7464. Fax: (66-2) 255-1124.
E-mail: DirIAS@Chula.ac.th
Internet: http://www.ias.chula.ac.th
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr S. Chantavanich (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; political science; economics; history; law

Institute name: Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture, Payap University
Synonyms and acronyms: ISRC
Address: Crystal Spring Campus, 48/5 Huey Kaeo Rd., T. Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 5000, THAILAND, Tel: (66-53) 217-271. Fax: (66-53) 217-271.
E-mail: isrc@cm.ksc.co.th
Internet: http://www.religionandculture.org/
Present head(s): - Prof. J. W. Butt (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization

Institute name: Development Studies and Information Division
Address: 962 Krung Kasem Road, Bangkok 10100, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 282-4840-2. Fax: (66-2) 281-6635.
Present head(s): - Mr K. Ittiwitya (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: economics


Institute name: Institute of Middle East and Muslim World Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Address: Phyathai Rd, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 215-0871. Fax: (66-2) 215-4804.
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr A. Suthasasna (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: social sciences; political science; social welfare; sociology

Institute name: Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University
Address: Thammasat Rangsit, Pathumthani 12121, THAILAND, Tel: (66-256) 45000. Fax: (66-256) 44777.
E-mail: charuporn@asia.tu.ac.th
Internet: http://www.asia.tu.ac.th/
Present head(s): - Prof. Y. Klangsuwan (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; scholar exchange
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: economics; sociology

Institute name: Gender and Development Research Institute
Address: 501/1 Mu 3, Dechatungka Road, Sikan, Don Muang, Bangkok 10210, THAILAND, Tel: (66-2) 929-2088. Fax: (66-2) 929-2090.
E-mail: gdri@cscoms.com
Internet: http://www.gdrif.org/
Present head(s): - Dr S. Thomson (Advisor)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting; networking
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: law; social welfare; administrative sciences; political science; education; social sciences


VIET NAM

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Institute name: Centre for Family and Women Studies
Address: 6 Ding Cong Trang Str., Hanoi, VIET NAM, Tel: (84-4) 9330435.
E-mail: thgiang@fpt.vn
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; seminars
Main disciplines: social welfare

Institute name: Institute for Southeast Asian Studies of Viet Nam
Synonyms and acronyms: ISEAS
Address: 27 Tran Xuan Soan Street, Hanoi, VIET NAM, Tel: (84-4) 9784329. Fax: (84-4) 9781740.
E-mail: pdt_thanh@yahoo.com
Present head(s): - Dr P. Duc Thanh (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; online resources; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: sociology; economics; history; geography; political science; linguistics; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; social sciences


Institute name: Center for Research on Gender, Family and Environment in Development
Synonyms and acronyms: CGFED
Address: 32A Dien Bien Phu, Hanoi, VIET NAM, Tel: (84-4) 756-5929.
E-mail: CGFED@hn.vnn.vn
Present head(s): - Prof. Le Thi Nham Tuyet (Director)
Activities: research; training; research promotion; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; demography; economics; education; history; law; psychology; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; sociology


Institute name: Institute of Culture
Address: 32 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua, Dong Da, Hanoi, VIET NAM, Tel: (84-4) 5116173. Fax: (84-4) 5116173.
E-mail: vienvanhoahn@yahoo.com
Present head(s): - Dr T. M. T. Do (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: history; sociology; social sciences; philosophy


Institute name: Center for Family and Women Studies
Address: 6 Dinh Công Tràng Street, Hanoi, VIET NAM, Tel: (84-4) 8252372. Fax: (84-4) 9332890.
E-mail: system@CFWS.AC.VN
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: social welfare; economics; sociology; education; social sciences; psychology; social anthropology; history


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ARMENIA

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Institute name: Armenian Centre for National and International Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ACNIS
Official address: 75 Yerznkian Street, Yerevan 375033, ARMENIA, Tel: (374-1) 528-780. Fax: (374-1) 524-846.
E-mail: root@acnis.am
Internet: http://www.acnis.am
Present head(s): Mr H. Hakobyan (Executive Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Major research focuses on the political developments around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace and regional security issues, such as arms trade, internal and regional situation regarding human rights
Periodical(s): Hayatsk Yerevanits, 12 p.a.


Institute name: Research Group on Applied Sociology, Yerevan State University
Address: Department of Sociology, 1 Alek Manoogian Street, 375049 Yerevan, ARMENIA, Tel: (374-2) 53-03-85. Fax: (374-2) 53-03-856ekirasoc.@ysu.am.
Present head(s): - Prof. L. Harutyunyan (Head)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: sociology; social anthropology; social welfare; social sciences

Institute name: Institut Istorii, Akademiia Nauk Armenii
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of History, Armenian National Academy of Sciences
Address: Prospekt Marshal Baghramian av. 24-G, 375019 Yerevan, ARMENIA, Tel: (374-1) 529263. Fax: (374-1) 506666.
E-mail: nana@sci.am
Internet: http://www.sci.am/about/40-hist.html
Present head(s): - Dr H. Avetisyan (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Main disciplines: history; geography; economics; political science; sociology; social welfare; education; demography

Institute name: Institute of Philosophy and Law, Armenian National Academy of Sciences
Address: Aram str. 44, 375010 Erevan, ARMENIA, Tel: (374-1) 53-05-71. Fax: (374-1) 50-59-47.
E-mail: root@gevork.arminco.com
Internet: http://www.sci.am/about/37-phillaw.html
Present head(s): - Dr G. Poghosian (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: philosophy; law; sociology


AZERBAIJAN

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Institute name: The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy and Peace
Official address: 74 Lermontov Street, Baku 370001, AZERBAIJAN, Tel: (994-12) 926529. Fax: (994-12) 926515.
E-mail: diaunesco@azdata.net
Present head(s): Prof.Dr A. Z. Abdullayev (Vice-Rector and Chair's Coordinator)
Parent organization: Ministry of Education
Orientation/Main field(s): Deals with peace and conflict resolution, human rights, and democracy
Field(s) of research: administrative sciences; political science
Senior staff involved: Ms H. A. Iskenderova

Principal instructor(s): Dr N. Akhoundov, Prof. E. Kasoumova
Working language(s): Azeri; Russian


Institute name: Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): CPCS
Official address: Nizami Street 12, apt.33, 370001 Baku, AZERBAIJAN, Tel: (994-12) 92 27 34. Fax: (994-12) 93 85 28.
E-mail: t.faradov@yahoo.com
Present head(s): Dr T. Faradov (Director)
Parent organization: Azerbaijan Psychologists Association
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes research in peace and social psychology related to culture of peace, tolerance, and conflict resolution strategies. Formerly: Center for Peace and Development Studies
Subject(s) taught: peace research; conflict resolution; peace and development; polemology; culture of peace; education for peace
Senior staff involved: Dr J. Efendi (Prof., Psychological Models of Conflicts, Conflictology), Dr T. Faradov (Director and Prof., Peace Psychology, Conflict Resolution)
Principal instructor(s): Dr J. Efendi, Dr T. Faradov
Working language(s): Azeri; Russian; English


Institute name: Institute of Peace and Democracy
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IPD
Official address: Shamsi Badalbeily Street 38, apt. 2, Baku 370014, AZERBAIJAN, Tel: (994-12) 94 14 58. Fax: (994-12) 94 14 58.
E-mail: root@ipd.baku.az
Present head(s): Dr L. Yunus (Director)
Parent organization: Azerbaijan Council of Dialogue of Women of Transcaucasus for Peace and Democracy
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on peace, the prevention of ethnic conflicts, conflict resolution and the creation of a culture of peace


Institute name: Azerbaijan Alliance for Peace and Development
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): AAPD
Official address: 3/6 S Rustamov St., 370001 Baku, AZERBAIJAN, Tel: (944-12) 927920. Fax: (944-12) 972073.
E-mail: elmira@awdc.baku.az
Present head(s): Prof.Dr E. Suleymanova (President)
Parent organization: Azerbaijan Women and Development Centre (AWDC)
Orientation/Main field(s): Examines the situation of refugee, women and children suffering from war, poverty and human rights violations. Promotes training of women, children and youth in peace, education for peace, security and human rights
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; peace and development; culture of peace; education for peace
Periodical(s): Conflict Documentation;
Marginalised Women
Senior staff involved: Ms Z. Mekhdi-zade, Prof. E. Suleymanova

Principal instructor(s): Ms Z. Mekhdi-zade, Prof. E. Suleymanova
Working language(s): Azeri; Russian



BAHRAIN

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Institute name: Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research
Synonyms and acronyms: BCSR; Markaz al-Bahrain lil-Dirasat wal-Buhuth
Address: P.O. Box 496, Manama, BAHRAIN, Tel: (973) 754757. Fax: (973) 754678.
E-mail: Info@bcsr.gov.bh
Internet: http://www.bcsr.gov.bh
Present head(s): - Dr H. M. Al-Bastaki (Secretary-General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; administrative sciences; economics; geography; political science; social welfare


Institute name: Bahrain Society of Sociologists
Address: POB 26488, Manama, BAHRAIN, Tel: (973) 727485. Fax: (973) 727485.
Present head(s): - Dr A. Al-Sharyan (President), - Mr E. Al-Alawi (Secretary-General)
Activities: research; documentation/information
Main disciplines: sociology



CYPRUS

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Institute name: PRIO Cyprus Centre

Synonym(s) and acronym(s):
Official address: Sophoullis 3, 1096 Nicosia, Tel: +357 22456555/4, +905 338447792
Fax: +357 22665783

P.O. Box 25157, 1307 Nicosia, Cyprus

E-mail: priocypruscentre@cytanet.com.cy
Internet: www.prio.no
Present head(s): Gina Lende

Staff involved: Mete Hatay, Yiannis Papadaki, Ayla Gurel, Guido Bonino 

Orientation: Peacebuilding in Divided Societies

Parent organization: PRIO - International Peace Research Institute, Oslo



GEORGIA

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Institute name: Sulkhan - Saba Orbeliani Tbilisi State Pedagogical University, UNESCO Chair on a Culture of Peace and Democracy
Official address: Faculty of History and Law, 32 I. Chavchavadze Ave., 380079 Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 223-581. Fax: (995-32) 294-713.
E-mail: sulkhan@saba.edu.ge
Present head(s): Prof. M. V. Sartania (Chairholder)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on ethnic conflicts and the implementation of a culture of peace. Current research deals with peaceful conflict resolution


Institute name: International Centre on Conflict and Negotiation
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ICCN
Official address: P.O.Box 38, Tbilisi 380079, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 99 99 87. Fax: (995-32) 93 91 78.
E-mail: iccn@iccn.ge
Internet: http://www.iccn.ge/
Present head(s): Prof.Dr G. Khutsishvili (Chairperson)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its main objective is to study the causes, manifestations, means of early prevention and constructive management of ethnic conflicts, religious, political and social conflicts, and peaceful conflict resolution
Subject(s) taught: peace research; conflict resolution; role of the international organizations; nonviolence; peace and development; democracy and peace; polemology; international conflict; international security; regional conflict; terrorism; culture of peace; education for peace
Periodical(s): Monada, irr.;
Peace Times, The, 6 p.a. (in Georgian; also available online)
Bulletin(s): Alternative to Conflict, An, 6/12 p.a. (also available online)
Senior staff involved: Dr G. Nizharadze, Dr R. Mshvidobadze
Working language(s): Georgian; English; Russian


Institute name: The Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): CIPDD
Official address: P.O. Box 101, Tbilisi 380008, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 334081. Fax: (995-32)334163.
E-mail: cipdd@cipdd.org
Internet: http://www.cipdd.org/cipdd/
Present head(s): Mr A. Jokhadze (Executive Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Main fields of research include regional studies on peace and democracy, economic change and social change, the post-communist transition process, religious and ethnic conflicts
Bulletin(s): Army and Society in Georgia, 12 p.a. (in Georgian and English; also available online)
Senior staff involved: Dr G. Nodia


Institute name: International Center on Conflict and Negotiation
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ICCN
Official address: P.O.Box 38, Tbilisi 380079, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 999987. Fax: (995-32) 939178.
E-mail: iccn@access.sanet.ge
Internet: http://members.tripod.com/~iccn/
Present head(s): Dr G. Khutsishvili (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Devoted to peace and conflict resolution
Subject(s) taught: conflict resolution, effective communication, decision making
Periodical(s): Peace Times, The, 6 p.a.;
Monada
Bulletin(s): Conflicts and Negotiations (online);
Alternative to Conflict, An, 6 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Dr D. Berekashvili; Dr G. Khutsishvili; Dr R. Mshvidobadze; Dr G. Nizharadze
Principal instructor(s): Dr D. Berekashvili; Dr G. Khutsishvili; Dr R. Mshvidobadze; Dr G. Nizharadze
Working language(s): Georgian


Institute name: Caucasus: Ethnic Relations, Human Rights, Geopolitics
Synonyms and acronyms: IACERHRG
Address: G. Tsabadze Street 3-32, Tbilisi 0112, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 348651. Fax: (995-32) 348651.
E-mail: iacerhrg98@hotmail.com
Internet: http://www.geocities.com/iacerhrg/iacerhrg.html
Present head: Dr L. Z. Urushadze (Chairman)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: Council of Europe; UN; OSCE; NATO
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting; international cooperation programme; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Ensures permanent monitoring of the human rights situation and fundamental freedoms in the Caucasus; carries out research on the living conditions of the homeless and disabled children, and studies the history of the human rights movement, the rights of peoples and democracy in the Caucasus
Name of course(s): Georgia: Human Rights and Education; Know Your Rights
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments (Council of Europe); verification and control procedures for human rights; human rights violation; protection of special groups: rights of the child and refugee rights


Institute name: Human Rights Information and Documentation Center
Synonyms and acronyms: HRIDC
Address: 89/24 Agmashenebeli Avenue, 12th Floor, 380002 Tbilisi, GEORGIA, Tel: (995-32) 951003. Fax: (995-32) 951003.
E-mail: ishrg@caucasus.net
Internet: http://www.hridc.org
Present head: Mr U. Nanuashvili (Executive Director)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; internships; publication; radio and tv programmes; exhibitions; international cooperation programme; seminars
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Monitors the human rights situation in Georgia and promotes the development of democratic institutions, the rule of law and human rights education. Also contributes to the struggle against human rights violations and torture. Formerly: Independent Society "Human Rights in Georgia"



IRAQ

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Institute name: Educational and Psychological Research Centre, University of Baghdad
Address: P.O. Box 17635, Jadiriya, Baghdad, IRAQ, Tel: (964-1) 7763091. Fax: (964-1) 7763592.
E-mail: baguniv@uruklink.net
Present head(s): - Mr M. Al-Samarrae (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; philosophy; psychology; social welfare

Institute name: Centre for Arab Gulf Studies, University of Basrah
Address: POB 49, Basrah, IRAQ, Tel: (964-40) 213817. Fax: (964-40) 8862998.
Present head(s): - Dr O. Sultan (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; education; geography; history; linguistics; political science; social anthropology; sociology

Institute name: Institute for National and Socialist Studies, Al-Mustansiriyah University
Address: P.O. Box 14022, Waziriya, Baghdad, IRAQ, Tel: (964-1) 4168500. Fax: (964-1) 4165521.
Present head(s): - Dr A. S. Al-Salihi (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; consulting
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: political science; sociology; history


ISRAEL

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Institute name: David Horowitz Institute on Society and Economy, Tel-Aviv University
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): DHI
Official address: Ramat Aviv, Tel-Aviv 69978, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 6407774. Fax: (972-3) 6405248.
E-mail: ayalon@post.tau.ac.il
Internet: http://spirit.tau.ac.il/horowitz/
Present head(s): Prof. H. Ayalon (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Aims to encourage interdisciplinary research on peace, development problems, social stratification and inequality. Formerly: David Horowitz Institute for the Research of Developing Countries, Tel-Aviv University


Institute name: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): Truman Institute
Official address: Mount Scopus, West Jerusalem 91905, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 588-2300. Fax: (972-2) 582-8076.
E-mail: mstruman@mscc.huji.ac.il
Internet: http://truman.huji.ac.il
Present head(s): Prof. A. Cohen (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Dedicated to fostering peace and conflict resolution and advancing cooperation in the Middle East and among the peoples of the world through research, sponsorship of conferences, provision of fellowships for local and visiting scholars and maintenance and development of a library and documentation centre
Field(s) of research: political science
Bulletin(s): Truman News, 12 p.a.
Senior staff involved: Dr R. Enoch (Head, Asia Unit), Dr R. Ginio (Head, Africa Unit),
Prof. N. Oren (Head, Balkans Unit), Dr E. Podeh (Head, Middle East Unit), Dr B. Siebzehner (Head, Latin America Unit)


Institute name: Tel-Aviv University, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): JCSS
Official address: Ramat Aviv, Tel-Aviv 69978, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 6409926. Fax: (972-3) 6422404.
E-mail: jcsssf@post.tau.ac.il
Internet: http://www.tau.ac.il/jcss/
Present head(s): Prof.Dr S. Feldman (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Its aim is to contribute to the expansion of knowledge on matters of peace, national and international security, arms control and conflict resolution. Formerly: Center for Strategic Studies
Periodical(s): Strategic Assessment, 4 p.a. (also available online)
Bulletin(s): JCSS Bulletin, irr. (also available online); Tel Aviv Notes, (also available online)


Institute name: Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): JIIS
Official address: 20a Radak Street, 92186 Jerusalem, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 5639875. Fax: (972-2) 5639814.
E-mail: rami@jiis.org.il
Internet: http://www.jiis.org.il/
Present head(s): Prof. A. Friedman (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Carries out research on the peace process in the Middle East and Jerusalem
Subject(s) taught: peaceful coexistence; conflict resolution; regional conflict
Periodical(s): Israel Studies, 2 p.a.
Working language(s): English; Hebrew


Institute name: International Friends of Literature and Culture for Pave Peace
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): IFLAC: Pave Peace
Official address: 57 Horev St., Haifa 34343, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-4) 8243230. Fax: (972-4) 8261288.
E-mail: adah@matav.net.il
Internet: http://tx.technion.ac.il/~ada/pave1.html
Present head(s): Prof. A. Aharoni (President)
Parent organization: International Peace Research Association (IPRA)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on the grassroot values of peace, reconciliation and a culture of peace
Periodical(s): Horizon Pave Peace, (online magazine); Galim, 1 p.a.
Bulletin(s): IFLAC Bulletin, 6 p.a.


Institute name: The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace in Memory of Emil Greenzweig
Official address: P.O. Box 3353, Jerusalem Forest, Jerusalem 91033, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 6752933. Fax: (972-2) 6752932.
E-mail: adam@adaminstitute.org.il
Internet: http://www.adaminstitute.org.il
Orientation/Main field(s): Teaches the principles of peace, democracy, nonviolence and conflict resolution and education for peace. Develops and implements participating educational projects. Programme range from one day seminars to three-year projects
Bulletin(s): Adam's Voice, 2 p.a. (in Arabic and English; also available online)


Institute name: The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): TSC
Official address: Tel Aviv University Campus, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 6424298. Fax: (972-3) 6407489.
E-mail: steinmet@post.tau.ac.il
Internet: http://www.tau.ac.il/peace
Present head(s): Dr T. Hermann (Director)
Prof. E. Yaar-Yuchtman (Head)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes systematic research on issues concerned with peacemaking processes and conflict resolution. Conducts public opinion surveys on Israeli-Arab peaceful coexistence


Institute name: School for Peace, Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam
Official address: Doar Na Shimshon 99761, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 9916282. Fax: (972-2) 9992697.
E-mail: sfp@nswas.com
Internet: http://nswas.com/sfp/index.htm
Present head(s): Mr R. Halabi (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts educational projects which bring together Jewish and Palestinian youth from all over Israel in an attempt to promote peace and understanding between the two peoples and trains professionals in conflict management and education for peace
Subject(s) taught: peace research: conflict resolution; education for peace; ethnic conflicts; polemology; international conflict; ethnic conflict
Senior staff involved: S. Givon, Mr A. Hijazi, N. Sonnenchein, Mr M. Zak, Ms W. Zriek-Srour
Working language(s): Hebrew; Arabic; English


Institute name: Bar-Ilan University, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): BESA
Official address: Ramat Gan 52900, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 531 8959. Fax: (972-3) 535 9195.
E-mail: office@besacenter.org
Internet: http://www.biu.ac.il/SOC/besa
Present head(s): Prof. E. Inbar (Director)
Orientation/Main field(s): Conducts research on Middle East peace and international security in particular the national security and foreign policy of Israel
Periodical(s): Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), 4 p.a. (also available online)
Bulletin(s): BESA Bulletin, irr. (also available online)
Senior staff involved: Dr Z. Bonen, Prof. S. A. Cohen, Dr G. Feiler, Dr H. Frisch, Dr A. Nachmani, Gen. A. Rotem, Prof. S. Sandler, Dr M. Singer, Prof. G. Steinberg


Institute name: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): The Davis Institute
Official address: Alfred Davis Building, Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem 91905, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 588-2312. Fax: (972-2) 582-5534.
E-mail: msdavis@mscc.huji.ac.il
Internet: http://atar.mscc.huji.ac.il/~davis/
Present head(s): Prof. Y. Bar-Siman-Tov (Director)
Parent organization: Faculty of Social Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Orientation/Main field(s): Interdisciplinary Institute dedicated to the development and support of theoretical and applied research in various spheres of international politics with special emphasis on Israel's foreign policy. Deals with international relations, war and peace, conflict resolution and cooperation in the Middle East, international security and international organizations
Periodical(s): Politika, 2 p.a. (in Hebrew)
Senior staff involved: Mr S. Sofer (Senior Research Fellow), Prof. Y. Bar-Siman-Tov (Director and Senior Research Fellow), Mr A. Tovias (Senior Research Fellow), Mr T. Horowitz (Project Director), Dr J. Rothman (Project Director)


Institute name: Bar-Ilan University, UNESCO 'Dr Josef Burg' Chair in Education for Human Values, Peace and Tolerance
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance, Bar-Ilan University
Official address: School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, 52900 Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 531-8591. Fax: (972-3) 534-8705.
E-mail: iram@mail.biu.ac.il
Internet: http://www.biu.ac.il/soc/se/burg/
Present head(s): Prof. Y. Iram (Chairholder)
Orientation/Main field(s): Develops a variety of ways of implementing dialogue and conflict resolution, based on democratic values of peace and tolerance
Subject(s) taught: peace research: peaceful coexistence, conflict resolution, nonviolence, democracy and peace; polemology: regional conflict; culture of peace: education for peace
Bulletin(s): Newsletter, (also available online)
Senior staff involved: Ms A. Fessler, Dr R. Gali Cinamon, Dr Z. Gross, Ms D. Mann, Dr N. Maslovaty, Mr S. Ohayon, Dr E. Ornan, Mr A. Schachar, Mr H. Wahrman
Principal instructor(s): Prof. Y. Iram
Working language(s): Hebrew


Institute name: Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories
Synonyms and acronyms: B'Tselem
Address: 8 HaTa'asiya St., 4th Floor, Jerusalem 93420, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 6735599. Fax: (972-2) 6749111.
E-mail: mail@btselem.org
Internet: http://www.btselem.org
Present head: Ms J. Montell (Executive Director)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; international cooperation programme; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Endeavors to document human rights violations and abuses in the Occupied Territories and to promote public and policy makers awareness to help create a human rights culture in Israel


Institute name: Movement of Working Women and Volunteers
Synonyms and acronyms: NA'AMAT
Address: 93 Arlozorov Street, 62098 Tel Aviv, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 692-1980. Fax: (972-3) 691-2979.
Internet: http://www.naamat.org
Present head: Ms T. Livni (President)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: Council of Women's Organizations (ICJW and ICW)
Type of activities: documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and TV programmes; exhibitions; advocacy
Type of publications: monograph; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Deals with human rights, women’s rights, working women, equal job opportunity, gender issues and sex discrimination, in order to identify effective strategies for the advancement of women regardless of religion or ethnic background. Other address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4700, New York, NY 10118, USA, tel: (1-212) 563 5222, fax: (1-212) 563 5710, E-mail: naamatusa@naamat.org


Institute name: Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality in Israel
Synonyms and acronyms: SIKKUY
Address: Hameshoreret Rachel 17, Jerusalem 96348, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 6541225. Fax: (972-2) 6541108.
E-mail: jerusalem@sikkuy.org.il
Internet: http://www.sikkuy.org.il/
Present head: Dr S. Dichter (Co-Director); Dr A. Ghanem (Co-Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: research; conference-organization; publication; consulting; advocacy
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Aims at the development of human rights, especially civil and political rights, and the reduction of social inequality between the Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel, promoting citizenship and human dignity. Formerly: Association for the Advancement of Equal Opportunity


Institute name: Adva Center
Address: P.O. Box 36529, Tel Aviv 61364, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-3) 5608871. Fax: (972-3) 5602205.
E-mail: advainfo@bezeqint.net
Internet: http://www.adva.org
Present head: Ms B. Swirski (Director)
Type of organization: private
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; internships; policy-making; publication; advocacy
Type of publications: journal; bulletin; monograph; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Conducts policy analysis on equality and social justice issues in Israeli society. Promotes human rights, fundamental freedoms and the right to equality in Israel in a way that integrates gender, nationality, and ethnic groups
Name of course(s): Social Rights in Israel
Subjects taught: protection of special groups: women’s rights, minority rights, rights of the handicapped; migrant labour


Institute name: The Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Synonyms and acronyms: ACRI
Address: P.O.B. 35401, Jerusalem 91352, ISRAEL, Tel: (972-2) 652.12.18. Fax: (972-2) 652.12.19.
E-mail: mail@acri.org.il
Internet: http://www.acri.org.il/
Present head: Mr S. Michael (President); Prof. E. Margalit (Co-Chairman); Ms O. Shem-Tov (Co-Chairperson)V. Livne (Executive Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; internships; policy-making; publication; consulting; legal advocacy; campaigning
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Carries out research on human rights, civil and political rights, right to equality and right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, right to freedom of opinion and expression, gender issues, and rights of immigrants and workers
Name of course(s): Surfing for Rights; Human Rights Programs for the Security Forces; Human Rights Education for Community Workers
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments and regional instruments (Council of Europe and Organization of American States); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped; right to equality, right to dignity, right to freedom of opinion and expression


Institute name: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Minerva Center for Human Rights
Address: Faculty of Law, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, ISRAEL,
E-mail: mshumrts@mscc.huji.ac.il
Internet: http://help.mscc.huji.ac.il/law/Modaot/law/minerva/default.htm
Present head: Ms M. Lappin-Benchetrit (Executive Director)
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; financing; publication; internships; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: monograph
Orientation/Main field: Promotes, coordinates, and supports academic and research activities in the field of human rights



JORDAN

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Institute name: Al al-Bayt University, Bayt al-Hikmah Higher Institute, UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Democracy
Address: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, P.O. Box 130040, Mafraq 25113, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 871-101-6. Fax: (962-6) 871-232.
E-mail: info@alabayt.aabu.edu.jo
Internet: http://www.aabu.edu.jo/
Present head: Prof.Dr M. Adnan al-Bakhit (Chairholder)
Rel. with int. agencies: UNITWIN UNESCO Chair
Type of activities: research; training; conference-organization; publication
Type of publications: progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Its objectives are to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities in the fields of democracy and human rights
Name of course(s): Islam, Democracy and Human Rights


Institute name: Yarmouk University, Refugees, Displaced Persons and Forced Migration Studies Center
Synonyms and acronyms: RDFSC
Address: P.O. Box 566, Irbid, JORDAN, Tel: (962-2) 7271100. Fax: (962-2) 7274725.
E-mail: refuge@yu.edu.jo
Internet: http://www.yu.edu.jo/YuCenters/RefugeesCenter/refugees_displaced_persons.htm
Present head: Prof.Dr A. Zaghal (Director)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: UNHCR; UNRWA; IOM; UNESCO
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; publication; exhibitions; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Carries out research on human rights, focusing on refugee rights, and the economic, social, political and psychological aspects of forced migration, displaced populations, the rights of peoples, and minority rights
Name of course(s): Demography of Refugees and Displaced Persons
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialised agencies, regional level bodies, National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights and refugee rights


Institute name: University of Jordan, Faculty of Law
Synonyms and acronyms: Université de Jordanie, Faculté de Droit
Address: Amman 11942, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 5355000. Fax: (962-6) 5355511.
E-mail: admin@ju.edu.jo
Internet: http://www.ju.edu.jo/faculties/law/right.htm
Present head: Dr B. Abdul Hadi (Dean)
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; exhibitions
Type of publications: journal; monograph
Orientation/Main field: Carries out research and provides training in Islam's approach to human rights
Name of course(s): Human Rights in Islam (B.A.; M.A.)
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments; rights of peoples; international law; human rights

Institute name: Jordan Society for Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: JSHR

Address: P.O.Box 1534, Amman 11118, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 4653245. Fax: (962-6) 4653245.
Present head: Mr S. Sweiss (President)
Type of activities
: conference-organization; publication; workshops
Type of publications: progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Aims at protecting human rights and promoting public awareness of human rights violations

Institute name: The Royal Academy for Islamic Civilization Research
Synonyms and acronyms: Al-Albait Foundation
Address: P.O. Box 950361, Amman 11195, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 5539471. Fax: (962-6) 5526471.
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr N. El-D. El-Assad (President)
Activities: research; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: history

Institute name: Jordan Institute of Diplomacy
Address: P.O. Box 850746, Amman 11185, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 5934400. Fax: (962-6) 5934408.
E-mail: id@id.gov.jo
Internet: http://www.id.gov.jo/
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr K. Abu Jaber (President)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: political science

Institute name: Institut Français du Proche Orient
Synonyms and acronyms: IFPO
Address: P.O. Box 830 413, Zahran 11 183, Amman, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 4611.171. Fax: (962-6) 4611.170.
E-mail: cermoc@nets.com.jo
Internet: http://www.lb.refer.org/cermoc/
Present head(s): - Mr C. Decobert (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Jordanian Studies Center, Yarmouk University
Synonyms and acronyms: JSC
Address: Irbid, JORDAN, Tel: (962-2) 7211111. Fax: (962-2) 7274725.
E-mail: jord_cen@yu.edu.jo
Internet: http://www.yu.edu.jo/YuCenters/JordStudiesCenter/Jordanian%20Studies%20Center%20.htm
Present head(s): - Dr H. Talafhah (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; research promotion; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; political science; history; demography; political science; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; social welfare; administrative sciences

Institute name: Jordan Institute of Public Administration
Synonyms and acronyms: JIPA
Address: P.O. Box 960383, Amman, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 5664111. Fax: (962-6) 680731.
E-mail: jipa@nic.net.jo
Internet: http://www.jipa.gov.jo/
Present head(s): - Mr A. Elayyan (Director General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: administrative sciences; social welfare

Institute name: Muntada al-Fikr al-Arabi
Synonyms and acronyms: Arab Thought Forum; ATF; Forum de la Pensée Arabe
Address: P.O. Box 965418, Amman 11110, JORDAN, Tel: (962-6) 5678704. Fax: (962-6) 5675325.
E-mail: hghassib@nic.net.jo
Internet: http://www.almuntada.org.jo
Present head(s): - Mr A. M. Y. Al-Hamar (Secretary General)
Activities: research; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; consulting; seminars
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; education; political science; sociology



KUWAIT

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Institute name: The Arab Planning Institute, Kuwait
Synonyms and acronyms: API
Address: P.O. Box 5834, Safat 13059, KUWAIT, Tel: (965) 4843130. Fax: (965) 4842935.
E-mail: api@api.org.kw
Internet: http://www.arab-api.org
Present head(s): - Dr E. M. Al-Ghazali (Director General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; administrative sciences; demography; education; social welfare; sociology

Institute name: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences
Synonyms and acronyms: KFAS
Address: P.O. Box 25263, Safat 13113, KUWAIT, Tel: (965) 2425912. Fax: (965) 2403912.
E-mail: research@kfas.org.kw
Internet: http://www.kfas.org
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr A. A. Al-Shamlam (Director General)
Activities: research; research promotion; conference-organization; publication; radio and tv programmes
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics


Institute name: Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
Synonyms and acronyms: AFESD
Address: P.O. Box 21923, 13080 Kuwait, KUWAIT, Tel: (965) 4844500. Fax: (965) 4815750.
E-mail: hq@arabfund.org
Internet: http://arabfund.org/
Present head(s): - Mr A. Y. Al-Hamad (Director General)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; financing; publication
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: administrative sciences; economics; demography



LEBANON

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Institute name: Institut des Droits de l'Homme, Barreau de Beyrouth
Synonyms and acronyms: IDHBB; Institute for Human Rights, Beirut Bar Association
Address: Palais de Justice, P.O. Box 116/2034, Beirut, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 423943. Fax: (961-1) 423943.
E-mail: idh@inco.com.lb
Internet: http://humanrightslebanon.org
Present head: Mr G. J. Assaf (Director)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: European Union; UN; Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; policy-making; publication; international cooperation programme; translation
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes and studies the means of implementation of international human rights instruments and conventions in Lebanon internal judicial system, and prepares draft law proposals in fields which are of interest to human rights such as civil and political rights, right to freedom of opinion and expression, women’s rights, rights of the child and rights of prisoners
Name of course(s): Human Rights Training Sessions
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments; verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, refugee rights, rights of prisoners


Institute name: Institut des Sciences Sociales, Université Libanaise
Synonyms and acronyms: Institute of Social Sciences, Lebanese University
Address: Raouché, rue A. Machnouk, Beirut, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 809700. Fax: (961-1) 809700.
E-mail: sociales1@ul.edu.lb
Internet: http://www.ul.edu.lb/francais/sciensoc.htm
Present head(s): - Dr N. Nassar (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Association Libanaise des Sciences Juridiques
Address: Université Saint Joseph, Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques, BP 175-208, Beirut, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 200629.
Fax: (961-1) 215473.
Present head(s): - Mr P. Gannagé (President)
- Mr N. Maamazi (Secretary General)
Activities: research; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: law

Institute name: Institute for Palestine Studies
Synonyms and acronyms: IPS
Address: P.O. Box 11-7164, Beirut, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 868387. Fax: (961-1) 868387.
E-mail: ipsbrt@cyberia.net.lb
Internet: http://www.ipsjps.org
Present head(s): - Prof. H. Nashabe (Chairman)
- Prof. A. Khalidi (Executive Secretary)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences; economics; history; political science

Institute name: Centre de Recherches et d'Etudes Informatiques et Juridiques, Université Libanaise
Synonyms and acronyms: Centre d'Informatique Juridique, Université Libanaise
Address: Faculté de Droit et des Sciences Politiques et Administratives, Adlieh, Beyrouth, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 423137.
Fax: (961-1) 423139.
E-mail: droit6@ul.edu.lb
Present head(s): - Dr P. Nabhan (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: law

Institute name: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Moyen-Orient Contemporain (Liban)
Synonyms and acronyms: CERMOC (Liban)
Address: B.P. 2691, Beirut, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 615895. Fax: (961-1) 615877.
E-mail:
cermoc.adm@lb.refer.org
Internet:
http://www.lb.refer.org/cermoc/
Present head(s): - Mr E. Huybrechts (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: social sciences

Institute name: Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World, Lebanese American University
Synonyms and acronyms: IWSAW
Address: P.O. Box 13-5053, Chouran, Beirut 1102 2801, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 786456. Fax: (961-1) 791645.
E-mail: iwsaw@lau.edu.lb
Internet: http://www.lau.edu.lb/index.html
Present head(s): - Ms M. Khalaf (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication
Main disciplines: social welfare; education; sociology

Institute name: Centre d'Etudes pour le Monde Arabe Moderne, Université Saint Joseph
Synonyms and acronyms: CEMAM
Address: Campus des sciences humaines, Rue de Damas, B.P. 17-5208, Mar Mikhael, Beirut 1104 2020, LEBANON, Tel: (961-1) 611-456.
E-mail: cemam@usj.edu.lb
Internet: http://www.usj.edu.lb/rech/recherche.htm?code=CEMAM
Present head(s): - Mr J. Donohue (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication
Main disciplines: social sciences


OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY

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Institute name: An Najah National University, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace
Address: P.O. Box 7, Nablus, West Bank, PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIES, Tel: (972-9) 2376584. Fax: (972-9) 2387982.
E-mail: info@najah.edu
Internet: http://www.najah.edu/english/Research/unescocenter.htm
Present head(s): Prof. S. Al-Kilani (Chairholder)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; networking
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Orientation/Main field: Promotes peace, human rights and democracy
Name of course(s): Gender and Women's Rights
- Citizen's Rights
Subject(s) taught: human rights, gender, women’s rights, democracy, the role of law, civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights


Institute name: Al-Haq
Address: Main Street, P.O. Box 1413, Ramallah, West Bank, PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIES, Tel: (972-2) 9954646. Fax: (972-2) 9954903.
E-mail: haq@alhaq.org
Internet: http://www.alhaq.org
Present head: Ms R. Siniora (Director-General)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: ECOSOC; ICJ
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; internships; publication; radio and TV programmes; international cooperation programme; legal advice
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report
Orientation/Main field: Concerned with the legal protection of individual and collective human rights, human rights violations, and development and promotion of the rule of law and human rights in Occupied Palestinian Territories and in the Palestinian autonomous zones. Fields of interest include humanitarian law, women’s rights, right to work and union rights, rights of the handicapped, housing rights, right to water and rights of the child
Name of course(s): Internship Programme
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal instruments, verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialized agencies and National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped


Institute name: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Synonyms and acronyms: PCHR
Address: 29 Omar al-Mukhtar Street, P.O. Box 1328, Gaza City, Gaza Strip, PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIES, Tel: (972-7) 2824776. Fax: (972-7) 2825893.
E-mail: pchr@pchrgaza.org
Internet: http://www.pchrgaza.org/
Present head: Mr R. Al-Sourani (Director)
Type of organization: non-profit
Rel. with int. agencies: FIDH; ICJ; ECOSOC
Type of activities: research; training; documentation/information; online resources; conference-organization; publication
Type of publications: monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings
Orientation/Main field: Promotes the protection of human rights and the understanding and observance of the rule of law and civil and political rights, and denounces human rights violations and abuses in the Gaza strip; carries out research on human rights and democracy, economic, social and cultural rights and women’s rights
Name of course(s): Human Rights and Democracy Training Course
Subjects taught: international standard setting instruments: universal and regional instruments (Council of Europe, African Union); verification and control procedures for human rights: United Nations and its specialised agencies, regional level bodies and National Commissions; human rights violation; human rights education; protection of special groups: rights of the child, women’s rights, minority rights, refugee rights and rights of the handicapped

Institute name: Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
Synonyms and acronyms: CCRR
Address: P.O.Box 861, Bethlehem, PALESTINIAN AUTONOMOUS TERRITORIES, Tel: (972-2) 2767745. Fax: (972-2) 2745475.
E-mail: ccrr@palnet.com
Internet: http://www.ipctnet.org/ccrr.htm
Present head(s): - Mr N. Salameh (Director)
Activities: training; conference-organization; publication; consulting; workshops; campaigning; networking
Type of organization: non-profit
Main disciplines: education


OMAN

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Institute name: Institute of Public Administration
Synonyms and acronyms: IPA
Address: P.O. Box 1994, Ruwi 112, Muscat, OMAN, Tel: (968) 602252. Fax: (968) 602066.
E-mail: ics99@gto.net.om
Present head(s): - Mr S. H. Al-Alawi (Director-General)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public
Main disciplines: administrative sciences


QATAR SAUDI ARABIA

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Institute name: Documentation and Humanities Research Centre, University of Qatar
Address: POB 2713, Doha, QATAR, Tel: (974) 4867630. Fax: (974) 4871332.
E-mail: dhrc@qu.edu.qa
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr M. Al-Khateeb (Director)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication
Main disciplines: humanities; linguistics; history; social anthropology; cultural anthropology; demography; economics; sociology


SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

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Institute name: Institute for the History of Arabic Science, University of Aleppo
Synonyms and acronyms: IHAS
Address: Aleppo, SYRIAN AR, Tel: (963-21) 2238170. Fax: (963-21) 2229184.
Present head(s): - Prof.Dr A. Lolah (Director)
Activities: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; consulting
Type of organization: public; non-profit
Main disciplines: history; philosophy

Institute name: Arabic Language Academy of Damascus
Address: POB 327, Damascus, SYRIAN AR, Tel: (963-11) 3713103. Fax: (963-11) 3733363.
Present head(s): - Dr A. W. Chahid (Secretary General)
- Dr S. Faham (President)
Activities: research; documentation/information; publication
Main disciplines: history; linguistics


TURKEY

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Institute name: Toplum Sorunlarini Arastirma Merkezi
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): TOSAM; Center for the Research of Societal Problems
Official address: Ataç i Sokak No 33/26, Kizilay, Ankara, TURKEY, Tel: (90-312) 430-4484. Fax: (90-312) 430-4485.
E-mail: tosam@tosam.org
Internet: http://www.tosam.org/
Present head(s): Prof.Dr D. Ergil (President)
Orientation/Main field(s): Promotes a culture of peace and ethnic conflict resolution, strengthening civic society, democracy and good governance through training in conflict resolution and mediation. Formerly: Toplum Sorunlarini Arastirma Vakfi/Foundation for the Research of Societal Problems
Subject(s) taught: peace research; peaceful coexistence; conflict resolution; nonviolence; democracy and peace; terrorism; culture of peace; education for the dissemination of the culture of conciliation and peaceful coexistence
Periodical(s): New Horizons, 2 p.a. (in Turkish and English)
Working language(s): Turkish


Institute name: Bilkent University, Department of International Relations
Official address: Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences, 06533 Bilkent, Ankara, TURKEY, Tel: (90-312) 290 1249. Fax: (90-312) 266 43 26.
E-mail: ir@bilkent.edu.tr
Internet: http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~ir
Present head(s): Prof.Dr A. L. Karaosmanoglu (Chairman)
Orientation/Main field(s): Particular attention is given to arms control, security systems, UN peacekeeping and peace-making efforts and experiences
Subject(s) taught: foreign policy; security
Senior staff involved: Dr N. B. Criss, Dr S. S. Güner, Dr M. Kibaroglu, Prof.Dr D. Sezer, Dr A. G. Tuna
Working language(s): Turkish



UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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Institute name: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, The
Synonym(s) and acronym(s): ECSSR
Address: P.O. Box 4567, Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Tel: (971-2) 6427000. Fax: (971-2) 6428899.
E-mail: root@ecssr.ac.ae
Internet: http://www.ecssr.ac.ae/
Present head(s): Dr J. S. Al-Suwaidi (Director)
Type of peace activity: research; training; documentation/information; conference-organization; policy-making; publication
Type of organization: private
Orientation/Main field: The objective is to enhance the understanding of political factors and socio-economic factors shaping the Gulf Region and to study peace, security and political problems associated with global socio-political change
Name of course(s): Scientific Research Diploma
- Specialized Training Courses


Institute name: Sociological Association of the UAE
Synonyms and acronyms: Jam'aiyyat al-Ijtima'iyyin
Address: P.O. Box 3745, Sharjah, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, Tel: (971-6) 522267. Fax: (971-6) 548161.
E-mail:
nmourtada-JSA@aus.ac.ae
Activities: publication
Main disciplines: sociology



YEMEN

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Institute name: Human Rights Information and Training Center
Synonyms and acronyms: HRITC
Address: P.O. Box 4535, Taiz, YEMEN, Tel: (967-4) 211-227. Fax: (967-4) 211-227.
E-mail: hritc@y.net.ye
Present head: Mr E. A. Al-Asbahy (Director General)
Type of organization: private; non-profit
Type of activities: research; documentation/information; conference-organization; publication; radio and tv programmes; exhibitions; consulting; international cooperation programme
Type of publications: bulletin; monograph; progress-report; conference proceedings; training materials
Orientation/Main field: Promotes the defense of human rights and seeks to increase Yemeni civil society awareness of democracy and human rights concerns