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Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM)

Chulalongkorn University / Bangkok, Thailand


The Indochinese Refugee Information Center (IRIC), as an unit of the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, was established in 1987 to observe and study refugees and displaced persons from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and later from Myanmar/Burma, who were seeking asylum in Thailand. Due to resettlement abroad and repatriation, few Indochinese asylum seekers remain in Thailand and other Asian nations. Yet starting around the same period, major concerns emerged with respect to regional migration (both legal and illegal), the magnitude of this migration, and the lack of in-depth knowledge about it throughout Southeast Asia. In late 1994, in consultation with, and with the encouragement of national and international institutions, the Institute of Asian Studies decided to broaden IRIC's terms of reference with the aim of establishing a regional center focusing on migration from a global perspective and providing services to both the public and the private sectors. On 1 January 1995, IRIC was renamed the Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM).


Migration, Security and Development Conference, Asian Research Center for Migration, 2015.

A Survey of Migrant Worker Employment Practices in the Thai Tuna Processing Sector (English Version), Supang Chantavanich, Ratchada Jayagupta, Samarn Laodumrongchai, Waranya Jitpong, Podsakorn Yothinneeranat, Sajin Prachason, Pajongruk Srichaiwong, Thanyaporn Wongboonchainan, 2014.

Good Labor Practices for Migrant Workers in the Thai Seafood Processing Industry (English Version), Aungkana Kmonpetch, Kansuda Aksorngul, Patima Tangphatchayakoon, Podsakorn Yothinneeranath, Ratchada Jayagupta, Rungnapa Yanyongkasemsuk, Samarn Laodamlongchai, Sirigorn Lerdchayotit, Sustarum Thammaboosadee, Waranya Jitpong, 2014.

Assessing Potential Changes in the Migration Patterns of Myanmar Migrants and their Impacts on Thailand (English and Thai), Supang Chantavanich, Samarn Laodumrongchai, Benjamin Harkins, Waranya Jitpong, Podesakorn Yothinneeranath, 2013.

Humanitarian Assistance for Displaced Persons from Myanmar; Royal Thai Government Policy and Donor, INGO, NGO and UN Agency Delivery (English and Thai), Premjai Vungsiriphisal, Dares Chusri, Supang Chantavanich Editors, 2013.

On the Move: Critical Migration Themes in ASEAN (English and Thai), Carl Middleton, Supang Chantavanich, Michiko Ito,2013.

Regulating Recruitment of Migrant Workers: An Assessment of Complaint Mechanisms (English and Thai), Samarn Laodumrongchai, Napapan Sangnate Der, Pairin Makcharoen, Benjamin Harkins, 2013.

Resettlement of Displaced Persons on the Thai-Myanmar Border (English and Thai), Benjamin Harkins, Supang Chantavanich Editors, 2013.

Temporary Shelters and Surrounding Communities; Livelihood Opportunities, the Labour Market, Social Welfare and Social Security (English and Thai), Yongyuth Chalamwong, Naruemon Thabchumpon, Supang Chantavanich Editors, 2013.

The Impact of Displaced People's Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment (English and Thai), Suwattana Thadaniti, Supang Chantavanich Editors, 2013.

Labor Migration and Human Trafficking from Thailand to Japan (English and Thai),Supang Chantavanich, Junichi Akashi, Yuriko Saito, Akiko Kuwajima, Pataya Ruenkaew, Kannikar Kijiwatchakul, Kannika Augsuthanasombat, Yuko Kato, 2011.

Rapid Assessment: The Impacts of the Global Economic Downturn on Workers in Thailand (English and Thai),Supang Chantavanich, Samarn Laodumrongchai, Mya Than, Artit Wong-a-thitikul, Warathida Chaiyapa, Cheewin Ariyasuntorn, 2011.

Subcontracting Arrangements in Small-Plants Fish-Processing and their Impacts on Child Labour: A Case Study of Samut Sakhon Province (English and Thai), Pairin Makcharoen, 2011.

Children Caught in Conflict: Case Study of Thai-Myanmar Border (English and Thai), Premjai Vungsiripisal, Supang Chantavanich, Supaphan Khanchai, Waranya Jitpong, Yoko Kuroiwa, 2010.

Migrant Recruitment from Cambodia and Laos into Thailand (English and Thai), Premjai Vungsiriphisal, Samarn Laodumrongchai, Nattapol Eksaengsri, Paul Ruengrojpitak, Pairin Makcharoen, Waranya Jitpong, 2010.

Brokers and Labor Migration from Myanmar: Case Study from Samutsakhon (English and Thai), Sompong Sakeaw and Patima Tangprachyakul, 2009.

Human Security on Education of Migrant Children in Samutsakorn Province (English and Thai), Naipaporn Sippapat, 2009.

The Thai Government’s Repatriation and Reintegration Programmes: Responding to Trafficked Female Commercial Sex Workers from the Greater Mekong Subregion (English and Thai), Ratchada Jayagupta, 2009.

Assessing the Situation of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Samutsakhon (English and Thai), Supang Chantavanich, Samarn Laodumrongchai, Nattapol Eaksangse, Paol Reangrotpitak, Premjai Vongsiriphisal, Sompong Shakeaw and Pichet Pansab, 2007.

Children Caught in Conflicts: The Impact of Armed Conflict on Children in Southeast Asia (English and Thai), Gary Risser, 2007.

Mitigating Exploitative Situations of Migrant Workers in Thailand (English and Thai), Supang Chantawanich, Samarn Laodamrongchai, Anchalee Jantapho, Wanna sraprathum, Chaktip Klumsuar, Paul Ruengrojpitak, Nattapol Eksaengsri, Thanyaporn Wongboonchainan and Waranya Jitpong, 2007.

Promoting Human Security in APEC Countries (English and Thai), Patcharawalai Wongboonsin, Amara Pongsapich, Supang Chantavanich and Chanchutha Sookkhee, 2006.

Cross-Border Migration Between Thailand and Lao PDR: A Qualitative Assessment of Lao Migration and Its Contribution to HIV Vulnerability (English and Thai), Asian Research Center for Migration, 2005.

Awareness Raising on the Rights of Migrant Workers (Thai Version), Supang Chantavanich, Yongyuth Chalamwong, Darres Chusri, Premjai Vangsiriphisal, Ratchada Jayagupta, Samarn Laodumrongchai, 2004.


Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM)

Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University

7th floor, Prachadhipok-Rambhai Barni Building,

Phyathai Road, Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

ph (662) 218-7462, 218-7415 , 218-7419

fax (662) 255-1124, 255-8854

e-mail: arcm@chula.ac.th, supang.c@chula.ac.th



Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies

Mahidol University / Bangkok, Thailand


The Center for Human Rights Studies and Social Development (CHRSD) was established in 1996 by Mahidol University with the aim of providing education and research opportunities in the area of human rights. It was renamed the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies in 2011. The Institute runs an international Graduate Program in Human Rights, leading to a Masters of Human Rights, and a number of research and other activities. It also offers an International PhD course in Human Rights and Peace Studies, and a Masters of Human Rights and Development in Thai language.

The Masters of Human Rights is the only Masters human rights program offered in the South East Asian region. It attracts students from around the world, and students from about twenty countries have graduated or are completing their research.

The Institute aims to develop the ways and means by which human rights are transformed into social and political realities at the community, national and international levels. It does so primarily through educating human rights practitioners, but also through outreach programs to community and international organizations, and by conducting cutting edge research on issues of crucial importance to human rights.


ASEAN Human Trafficking, Case Studies of Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam (International Studies in Human Rights), 2014.

Rights to Culture: Heritage, Language, and Community in Thailand”, Coeli Barry, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, 2013.

Southeast Asian Human Rights Network (SEAHRN) Human Rights and Peace in Southeast Asia Series, 2011,2013.


Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies

Faculty of Graduate Studies

Mahidol University

Salaya Campus

Nakhon Pathom, 73170

Bangkok, Thailand

ph (662) 441 4125, ext 400, 401.

fax (662) 8892151

e-mail: ohrsd@yahoo.com; admin@humanrights-mu.org; humanrights@mahidol.ac.th


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