The Human Rights Research and Education Centre and the
Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution are pleased to present:
Justice for Genocide:
The Historic World Court Rohingya Decision and Its Implications
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
FAUTEUX Hall | FTX570
57 Louis-Pasteur Private | University of Ottawa
Event in English. | Open to all.
- Payam AKHAVAN | Full Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University
- John PACKER | Neuberger-Jesin Professor, Faculty of Law & Director, Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa
Professor Payam Akhavan is Counsel and Advocate for The Gambia in the case and pleaded in the oral hearing of December 2019 in support of the request for Provisional Measures which were subsequently granted.
Professor John Packer was assistant to the first UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma/Myanmar and has been engaged with the Rohingya since 1992 and for several years advocating and mobilising for action under the Genocide Convention.
The case has only recently begun formal proceedings, but the antecedents are many and the course ahead will take some years. The initial impact has exceeded expectations with a range of important implications. Join these advocates to hear and discuss what has been achieved and the road ahead.