APMA Alumni is an emerging forum of graduates/students of the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific). MHRD is Asia Pacific’s premier regional degree in human rights and democratisation offered by the University of Sydney, in conjunction with Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Kathmandu School of Law (Nepal), Mahidol University (Thailand) and the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). This Unique degree offers students the opportunity to study both at the internationally renowned University of Sydney and one of the four selected universities in the Asia Pacific with particular expertise in human rights and democratisation.
The aim of the programme is to develop the capacity of advocates working in the field of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific region so that they may be better equipped to advocate for, promote awareness of and encourage respect for human rights and democratic principles, both across the region and within their local communities.
APMA Alumni is a payback initiative by the beneficiaries of the programme to further the objectives of this degree as envisaged by the partner universities. The aim of the Alumni Association is to build a network of human rights and democratisation practitioners as well as academics from the Asia Pacific region. APMA Alumni envisages itself to grow as a vibrant global organisation representing human rights and democratisation defenders, researchers and practitioners.