Dr. Mike Hayes

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Dr. Mike Hayes

Lecturer: IHRP MA (International Program) & PhD (International Program)

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  • PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies, Wollongong University, Australia, 1997
  • Master of Arts in Communication and Cultural Studies, Wollongong University, Australia, 1992


Development, and rights based approaches to development

  • Human Rights and the media, Asian media systems, freedom of expression
  • International relations
  • Protection mechanisms, the UN system and human rights, and domesticating human rights
  • Southeast Asian politics
  • Education, right to education, and human rights education


Involved in professional training of human rights practitioners in the areas of rights based approaches to development, human rights advocacy and documentation, researching human rights.

Has undertaken a number of monitoring and evaluations of human rights organizations, in particular evaluating regional networks.


Mike Hayes, Gehan Gunatilleke, and Kapil Aryal. 2014. “Asia”. Universal Periodic Review: From Recommendations to Implementation. Venice, GUIC, 2014.

Mike Hayes, Azmi Sharom, Hadi Rahmat Purnama, Matthew Mullen, and Melizel Asuncion. 2014. An Introduction to Huma Rights in Southeast Asia. Bangkok: SEAHRN.

Chantana Banpasirichote, Philippe Doneys, and Mike Hayes (eds). 2013. Mainstreaming Human Security: The Asian Contribution. Bangkok: Chula Global Network,

Mike Hayes, Shirlena Huang and Sang Lee Kok. 2012. “The Politics, Subjectivities and Connectivities of Transnational Migration in East Asia,” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal APMJ 21 (2): 135-147.

Mike Haye and Mat Mullen. 2012. “Cultural Rights for Urban Minorities in Bangkok.” Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language and Community in Thailand. Ed Coeli Barry. Bangkok: Silkworm.

Mike Hayes. 2012. “Transnationalism and Crime: Victims, Perpetrators, and the Law”. Managing Transnational Flows in East Asia. Shirlena Huang, Mike hayes and Sang Kook Lee, eds. Seoul: Jimoondang,

Mike Hayes, Matt Mullen, and Camilla Buzzi. 2011. Capacity Development for Myanmar Civil Society Actors.  Report for SIDA Myanmar. 2011.

Mike Hayes and Matt Mullen. 2009. Protecting People Outside their State: Integrative approach to migration and human rights. Protecting Dignity: An Agenda for Human Rights. Geneva: Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. 2009

Mike Hayes. 2009. “Wealth, Debt, and Luck: Forms of Belief in Thailand’s Global Economy.” Religion Politics and Globalization. Imtiyas Yusuf, ed. Bangkok: Konrad Andauer.

Mike Hayes. 2009. “Are all Children the Same? The Utility of the Convention of the Rights of the Child  in Protecting Children in Highly Limiting Environments.” Rights and Plight of Children. Assumption University, Thailand.

Mike Hayes. 2007.  “Questions for Human Rights in the New Media” Human Rights, Democracy, and the New Media. Mike Hayes ed. Human Rights in Asia Series. Bangkok: Office of Human Rights Studies, 2007.

Mike Hayes. 2004. “Capitalism and Cultural Relativity: The Thai Pop Industry and the Reproduction of Western Conservatism.” Cultural Values and Cultural Capital of Pop Music in Asia. Eds. Allen Chun, Brian Shoesmith, and Ned Rossiter. New York: Routledge.

Mike Hayes. 2003. “Consuming Cannibalism: The Body in Australia’s Pacific Archive.” The Body and Violence. Arturo J. Aldama (Ed.) New Mexico University Press.


  • HPHP 618: Research Methods for  Human Rights (PhD International Program)
  • HPHR 512: Human Rights in International Relations (MA International Program)
  • HPHR 502: Protection Mechanisms (MA International Program