Int’l conclave on justice for Rohingyas in Hague Oct 18
International researchers, policymakers, human rights activists are set to gather in Hague, Netherlands, on October 18 to ensure justice and accountability for Rohingya.
"The goal is to bring justice and accountability to the centre of the Rohingya crisis. The international community should force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas from Bangladesh within a short time," Manzoor Hasan, Executive Director of CPJ said at a media briefing on Saturday.
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.
Manzoor said there will be three main themes of the conclave - atrocity, accountability and justice.
About three panels to discuss the issues include Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's social and political landscapes; justice and accountability; and towards sustainable solutions: multi-faceted engagements for concrete action atrocity, accountability and justice, according to Manzoor.
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.
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. Bangladesh is currently accommodating 4.7 percent of total global refugee population, CPJ said in a statement.
Manzoor said the crimes committed in Myanmar against Rohingyas have triggered a number of accountability initiatives, including a case before the International Criminal Court on forced deportation as a crime against humanity.