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Book Discussion – The Rohingya, Justice and International Law

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“The Oxford Transitional Justice Research Group, the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, and the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict’s Programme for International Peace and Security are pleased to welcome you to a discussion of Judge Kriangsak Kittichaisaree’s forthcoming book The Rohingya, Justice and International Law (Routledge 2021).

Judge Kriangsak Kittichaisaree will be joined by discussants Ambassador Stephen Rapp (Blavatnik School of Government) and Dr Priya Pillai (Asia Justice Coalition).

Book Synopsis

‘The Rohingya, Justice and International Law’ analyses the ongoing quest for justice for the ethnic ‘Rohingya’, normally residing in Myanmar, in the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and foreign criminal courts as regards genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed against them by Myanmar government officers and leadership. Using the plight of the Rohingya as the case study, the book elaborates the complex legal technicalities and impediments in international courts and foreign domestic criminal courts exercising ‘universal jurisdiction’ over such crimes as well as realpolitik in bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. The cases will take years before their eventual conclusion, with multifarious possible scenarios and implications, prior and subsequent thereto especially in light of the coup d’état in Myanmar on 1 February 2021.

Register here to attend the webinar.”


Online – in your own home


Online – in your own home