Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), is pleased to invite you all to a special webinar “International Action on the Coup in Burma,” which will be taking place on Thursday 1st April, from 14:00-15:30 London time. Burmese translation will be provided.
Since the illegitimate military coup on February 1, people from across Burma have courageously defied the junta through peaceful protests and a widespread civil disobedience movement, effectively shutting down the country. As the military's use of deadly violence against peaceful protesters increases, the calls for international assistance and solidarity have grown louder and more urgent. These calls include official rejection of the junta government in multilateral bodies, undertaking the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), a UN Security Council referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC), targeted economic sanctions, arms embargoes, and others.
During this online event, a panel of international human rights experts and a prominent leader from Burma will explain the benefits and limitations of these international interventions, and how the international community can stand more effectively with the people of Burma in their fight for democracy and human rights. Following the panellist discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with panellists.
Panellists will include:
Thin Lei Win (Event Moderator) - Founder of Myanmar Now
Tun Khin - President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
Dr Sasa - UN Special Envoy of Committee Representing Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (CRPH)
Thomas Andrews - UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights on Myanmar
Naomi Kikoler - Director of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Matthew Smith - Chief Executive Officer of Fortify Rights.