- Event Start: 21st May 2020, 5:00pm
- Event Type:
The Rohingya Crisis: Humanity on Trial
Since 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar. With Burmese forces accused of crimes against humanity, has the inaction of the international community allowed the Burmese government to commit ethnic cleansing with impunity? What are our obligations to the Rohingya people?
- Dr Maung Zarni : Burmese human rights activist and academic. He founded and led the Free Burma Coalition, and is known for his anti-genocide activism in Myanmar
- Wai Wai Nu : Burmese equal rights activist who, along with her family, spent seven years in prison during the Burmese military dictatorship. She has been named as one the Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders
- Kyaw Win : Burmese human rights activist, and the founder and Executive Director of the Burma Human Rights Network. He leads several teams documenting human rights violations in Myanmar
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