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Impunity in Myanmar, 5 Years After Genocide

On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military, known as the Tatmadaw, escalated a genocidal campaign in Rakhine State against the Muslim Rohingya community. Despite a case at the International Court of Justice, international investigations, and efforts to pursue justice under universal jurisdiction, there has been little progress in achieving accountability. In the face of serious obstacles, including the Tatmadaw’s February 2021 coup, civil society leaders are leading the charge for accountability and fighting for a peaceful future in Myanmar.

This discussion focused on the urgent need to combat impunity in Myanmar and mitigate ongoing mass atrocity risks in the country.

Featuring:

  • Robert Rae, Ambassador, Canadian Mission to the United Nations
  • Nicholas Koumjian, Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar
  • Naomi Kikoler, Director, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Akila Radhakrishnan, President, Global Justice Center
  • Yasmin Ullah, Rohingya human rights activist, feminist, and poet
  • Naw Hser Hser, General Secretary, Women’s League of Burma

Women's Perspectives on a Career in International Law

Moderators

  • Emilie Max, Researcher, The Generating Respect Project, Geneva Call
  • Verity Robson, Chief of Legal Services, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Panelists

  • Angela Mudukuti, Lawyer and Senior Legal Adviser, Global Justice Center
  • Marie-Louise Tougas, IHL consultant, former UN independent expert
  • Fionnuala Nì Aolàin, UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism and Visiting Fellow, Geneva Academy