Int’l conclave on justice for Rohingyas in Hague today

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18th October, 2019 09:20:35 printer

Int’l conclave on justice for Rohingyas in Hague today

An international conclave will be held in The Hague of Netherlands on Friday to bring focus the issue of ‘justice and accountability’ for Rohingyas.

Experts from home and abroad, researchers, policymakers, human rights activists and others are expected to participate in the event.

The Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ) of Brac University, Asia Justice Coalition, and the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam will organise the event in Hague.

There will be three main themes of the conclave - atrocity, accountability and justice.

Bangladesh has been hosting over a million Rohingyas, most of whom fled their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State after a brutal military offensive in late August 2017.   
Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar Bob Rae, Gambia’s Minister of Justice Abubacarr Marie Tambadou, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, Rector, International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam Inger Hutter, former Ambassador Laetitia van den Assum, Vice-Chancellor, Brac University Vincent Chang, Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Director, Centre for Global Policy, USA Azeem Ibrahim, Senior Legal Adviser, International Court of Justice Kingsley Abbott, Chairperson, Asia Pacific Refugee Right Network, Malaysia Lilianne Fan, South Asia Director, Amnesty International Biraj Patnaik, Rohingya leader and President, Burmese Rohingya Organization, UK Tun Khin, Director, Centre for Genocide Studies and Prof Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka Imtiaz Ahmed, Prof of International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Syed Mansoob Murshed and Executive Director, Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University, Bangladesh Manzoor Hasan will address the conclave in various sessions.