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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Program Fee:

Live Program: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
No further discounts apply

CLE Credit:
New York: 3.0 Professional Practice
New Jersey: TBD
California: TBD
Pennsylvania: TBD

This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys

Description:
Since August 2017, the plight of the ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and across borders in Bangladesh, India, and Saudi Arabia has presented one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. In September 2018, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) issued fact findings including the presence of genocidal intent by Myanmar authorities against the Rohingya minority. These factors have precipitated the exodus of roughly 700,000 people to Bangladesh and elsewhere. On January 25, 2019, the OHCHR Special Rapporteur in Myanmar reported that for the foreseeable future Rohingya refugees will be unsafe to return to Myanmar. This raises numerous vital issues for human rights protections for these people under international refugee law and related authorities. This CLE event would provide extensive background and context for these circumstances and identify the key international human rights problems facing this vulnerable population and the international community. The event will educate attendees about critical developments in the application of international refugee law and the performance of relevant international and national actors concerning duties under this law.

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Program Chair:
Joseph J. Perkovich, Phillips Black, Inc.

Sponsoring Association Committee:
International Human Rights, Lauren Melkus, Chair


Where
New York City Bar 42 West 44th St New York, NY 10036

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