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Sean Bain: ICJ Report from Myanmar

The International Commission of Jurists (Victoria) is pleased to invite its members and subscribers to an exclusive dialogue.

In recent years, Myanmar first opened itself to the world through the promotion of democracy, and then shocked the world by committing crimes against humanity against the Rohingya. Aung San Suu Kyi, First State Counsellor of Myanmar, has become the symbol of the country’s disappointed democratic and liberal ambitions. However, the situation is more complex and nuanced than what appears at first glance.

The International Commission of Jurists Asia-Pacific has played an active role in promoting the rule of law and advocating for the protection of human rights through the development of an independent judiciary in Myanmar.

Join ICJV this Thursday, 3 May, to hear from Sean Bain, International Legal Advisor for Myanmar, discuss the current situation of rule of law and human rights in Myanmar, and what Australia and the international community should be doing to alleviate the crisis.

5:30 – 6:15 PM
Thursday, 3 May 2018
Neil Forsyth Room
Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East

This dialogue will consist of a 20 minute presentation followed by a 25 minute Q&A.

Read Sean’s piece, Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights.

Read more about ICJs work on the situation in Myanmar.