Myanmar: How to End the Military’s Impunity?

Wednesday 27 October 2021 17h30 à 19h00
Amphithéâtre Jacques Chapsal 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume, Paris, France
Organized bySciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA)

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Tom Andrews, and Human Rights Watch have each independently determined that the military’s post-coup abuses amount to crimes against humanity. The broad-based and consistent nature of the crackdown reflects not the individual actions of security officers, but a systemic countrywide policy of the junta.

These displays are tragic but not surprising for anyone who has been paying attention to the human rights situation in the country and of a military that for years has faced few to no consequences for its crimes.

Guests will discuss how key stakeholders can respond through the use of diplomatic levers, legal means and economic measures that can impact the junta’s revenues, including sanctions on the oil and gas sector.

Speakers:

  • Tom Andrews, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
  • Wai Wai Nu, Burmese Activist, Founder and Executive Director, Women Peace Network
  • Phil Roberston, Deputy Director, Asia Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Alex Aung Khant, Myanmar Analyst based in Paris.

Moderated by Mimi Maung-Trentin, Academic Advisor, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

Welcome address by Mark Maloney, Acting Dean and Executive Director, Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).

This event is held in collaboration with Human Rights Watch.

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