JANUARY 16, 2019 - The Rohingya and the Genocide Convention: Propects and Implications

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre presents:

The Rohingya and the Genocide Convention: Propects and Implications

It is well-documented that the Rohingya are among the most persecuted people in the world. Over the past year and a half, the world has witnessed the commission of international crimes, including, according to unanimously adopted resolutions of both Houses of Parliament of Canada, genocide. The UN Genocide Convention, which just celebrated its seventieth anniversary, has 150 State parties, including Myanmar and Canada. Article IX of the Genocide Convention obliges (“shall”) parties to submit “disputes relating to the interpretation, application or fulfilment of the Convention” to the International Court of Justice. This presentation will address the possible prospects and implications of bringing Myanmar before the International Court of Justice with regard to the Royingya situation.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1 to 3 p.m.
Human Rights Research and Education Centre
Fauteux Hall - FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur Private, uOttawa)

Event in English.

Speaker:

  • Jan WOUTERS | Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair, Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies – Institute for International Law, KU Luven — Biography
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