Rohingya Crisis: Human Rights and the International Community
This conference is organized by our student group, the International Law Society.
The Rohingya have been called the "world's most persecuted minority". Officially, Myanmar's government does not recognize the Rohingya as lawful citizens. Since August 25, 2017 over half a million Rohingya have fled to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities. Human Rights Watch has accused the Burmese security forces of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
The conference will feature several speakers who will discuss the plight of Rohingya, international community's responsibility and the application of international law to address the crisis.
Light dessert reception to follow.
- Francis Wade— an independent journalist and analyst based in London, focusing on Burma/Myanmar and Southeast Asia
- Alex Whiting— Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School
- H.E. Ambassador Masud Bin Momen— Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations
- Fung Li— United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Nadira Khudayberdieva— Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
- Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association
- UNICEF Campus Initiative
- New York Southeast Asia Network
- Muslim Students Association
- American Branch of the International Law Association
- South Asian Bar Association of New York
March 28, 2018
5:00 PM — 8:00 PM
CUNY School of Law
2 Court Square
Long Island City, Queens