Focus and Scope

The Journal of South East Asian Human Rights (JSEAHR) is an academic journal jointly organised and operated by the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Migration (CHRM2), which is based out of the University of Jember, and the Indonesian Consortium for Human Rights Lecturers (SEPAHAM).

In keeping with its commitment to distribute and disseminate information regarding human rights to as broad an audience as possible, the JSEAHR allows free and open access to all of its published works. 

The JSEAHR is primarily focused on issues related to labour and migrant rights, social, cultural, and educational rights, political rights, religious freedom, health care, the rights of minorities, the rights of indigenous people, and various other human rights issues.

The JSEAHR welcomes the submission of  articles and academic works on a wide range of topics as long as they pertain to human rights in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and beyond. The first year of publication, the journal focused on the issue of human rights in Southeast Asia but then decided to expand its focus to Southeast Asia and beyond to enable the JSEAHR responding contemporary human rights issues in Southeast, South, East Asia.


In the hope that this journal eventually serve as a platform for discussion and debate, a plurality of opinions and perspectives are also welcomed.