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(PostPoned) Republic of the Gambia V. Republic of the Union

(Postponed) The Republic of The Gambia v. Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Wednesday, March 18, 2020| 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Description: 
On November 11, 2019, The Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) alleging violations of the Genocide Convention. The Gambia argues that Myanmar has committed and continues to commit genocidal acts against members of the Rohingya group, a “distinct ethnic, racial and religious group that resides primarily in Myanmar’s Rakhine State”. On January 23rd, the ICJ found that there is a real and imminent risk of irreparable prejudice to the rights invoked by The Gambia for the protection of the Rohingya in Myanmar and issued provisional measures   ordering Myanmar to prevent the commission of all acts within the Convention and take effective measure for the preservation of evidence related to the allegations. Join us for a discussion of this groundbreaking case.

For more information on the case: https://www.icj-cij.org/en/case/178

RSVP: kbenzaquen@nycbar.org

Moderator: 
Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste - Programs Director, Vance Center for International Justice

Speakers:
Amadou Jaiteh, Legal Advisor, The Gambia Permanent Mission to the United Nations
Akila Radhakrishnan
, President, Global Justice Center
Parampreet Singh
, Associate Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
Arsalan Suleman
, Counsel, Foley Hoag and Counsel, The Gambia

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee: 
International Human Rights, Lauren Melkus, Chair
African Affairs
, Victoria Safran, Chair
United Nations
, Clayton T. Cheney and Robert F. Cusumano, Co-Chairs


Where
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10016

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