The ICJ and The Direction of Rohingya’s Plight
Over a million Rohingya refugees, living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic, are desperately waiting for the justice and safe and dignified return to their ancestral land in Myanmar. Furthermore, Myanmar is using this pandemic to delay the repatriation process of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to their ancestral land.
The legal action against Myanmar brought by The Gambia is a historic milestone in the long fight for justice and accountability. The entire Rohingya community is following the case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) closely and they hope the justice will be served in very near future.
However, Myanmar’s request to keep its recent report ‘confidential’ has cast a shadow of despair and a sense of injustice when the victims are not aware of what is being reported in their fight for justice and accountability.
As the world endures the costly burdens of the pandemic which affects every community, the issues of Rohingya’s plight wane away at the global stage and the Rohingya community itself feels their plight and justice being forgotten.
In this virtual conference, we would like to invite renowned scholars, experts and activists who are unparallel knowledge and expertise on the issues of Rohingya. The conference, the first of many, will steer the community away from the fading hope to the direction that Rohingya seek – for justice, accountability and safe return to the ancestral land.
DATE & TIME
Date – June 6, 2020 (Saturday)
Time – 14:00 (GMT+1UK Time
1. Hon. Bob Rae
Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar and Senior Fellow at Raoul Wallenberg Centre for
2. Dr. Azeem Ibrahim
Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, a Director
at the Center for Global Policy in Washington, D.C, and Author of “The Rohingyas:
Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide”
3. Michael Becker
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College, Dublin, PhD candidate at University of
Cambridge and Former ICJ Associate Legal Officer
4. Phil Robertson
Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division
5. Dr. Hla Kyaw
Chairman of The European Rohingya Council and Rohingya medical doctor and health
6. Dr. Ambia Perveen
Vice-chair of The European Rohingya Council, and Paediatrician and Child Psychiatrist
Lecturer at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s and Secretary of Rohingya Action Ireland