16 JANVIER 2019 - The Rohingya and the Genocide Convention: Prospects and Implications

Le Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne présente :

The Rohingya and the Genocide Convention: Prospects 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.

Mercredi le 16 janvier 2019
13 h à 15 h

Centre de recherche et d'enseignement sur les droits de la personne
Pavillon Fauteux - FTX570
(57, Louis-Pasteur privée, uOttawa)

Événement en anglais.

Conférencier :

  • Jan WOUTERS | Professeur titulaire en droit international et organisations internationales, titulaire de la Chaire Jean Monnet, Directeur du Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies – Institute for International Law, KU Luven — Biographie
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