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02/26/2018 - 02/26/2018 | Berlin

Berlin Conference on Myanmar Genocide

The conference aims to inform German civil society and European public about the on-going genocide of Rohingya people in Myanmar/Burma

It is hoped that the conference will be able to help influence public opinion, which in turn will demand that the EU leaders take their shared political and human responsibility to make the call: “Never again!” a reality. The conference categorically rejects the view that only a UN-authorized tribunal can decide whose collective sufferings and which acts of violence and destruction amount to genocide. Five independent academic and legal studies of Myanmar’s persecution and plight of the Rohingya ‑ including the Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Myanmar, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, the International State Crime Initiative of Queen Mary University of London” and the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal of the University of Washington School of Law ‑ have arrived at a single common conclusion: There is “mounting evidence of a genocide” against the Rohingya!

Program (extract):

Welcome Remarks by Convenor and Host
9:00 – 9:10 María do Mar Castro Varela
Professor of Pedagogy and Social Work, Alice Salomon University Berlin

Opening Remarks
9:10 – 9:20 Margarete Bause
Member of Deutscher Bundestag (Alliance 90/The Greens) Full Member of the Commission on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid

Keynote I
09:20 – 09:40 Rainer Schulze
Professor Emeritus in Modern European History, University of Essex, UK Founding Editor “Journal of Holocaust in History and Memory”

Keynote II
09:40 – 10:00 Yanghee Lee
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights situation in Myanmar (2014- 1 Feb. 2018), Professor of Child Psychology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Founding President of the International Center for Child Rights Foundation, Republic of Korea (via Skype from Seoul with Q and A)

Information on participating / attending:
If you are interested in taking part in the conference we kindly ask you to register on:
https://www.eventbrite.de/e/berlin-conference-on-myanmar-genocide-registration-4...

Date:

02/26/2018 08:30 - 02/26/2018 18:30

Event venue:

Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1
W. M. Blumenthal Akademie
10969 Berlin
Berlin
Germany

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Politics, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

02/22/2018

Sender/author:

Susann Richert

Department:

Pressestelle

Event is free:

yes

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event59858


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