"Genocidal Intent" and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis (Webcast)

"Genocidal Intent" and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Monday, September 9, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Originally scheduled for June 4, 2019
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Program Fee:
Live Webcast: Free for Members | $50 for Nonmembers
No further discounts apply

CLE Credit:
New York: 3.0 Professional Practice
New Jersey: 3.4 General
California: 3.0 General
Pennsylvania: 2.5 General

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

Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys (admitted within the last two years) cannot fulfill skills credits through our webcast programs since they are not considered “fully interactive videoconference” under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see http://www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/cle/changes_for_2016.shtml.

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 in forcing the exodus of the Rohingya minority and leading to an encampment of over 1.1 million people in Bangladesh alone.

This CLE event will provide extensive background and context for these circumstances and identify the key international human rights problems facing this vulnerable population and the international community. Topics covered will include:
  • Overview: Rohingya Crisis Since 2017
  • Refugee and stateless statuses applicable to Rohingya beyond/within Rakhine State, Myanmar: Asylum and protective responsibility
  • Obligations of Bangladesh and other States under international law
  • Resettlement: moral and policy considerations
  • Responsibility to Protect: the norm's implications for international community concerning Myanmar's "genocidal intent"
  • Criminal liability questions: the alleged crime against humanity of forcible transfer (Bangladesh vis-à-vis Myanmar in ICC proceedings
  • Viability of international law in protecting rights of Rohingya community and individuals
  • Roles of refugee law, status of stateless persons, and international criminal law
  • State responsibility under international law, Myanmar

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

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

Co-Sponsoring Association Committees:
Asian Affairs, Jian Wu, Chair
Council on International Affairs, Michael D. Cooper, Chair
International Law, Anibal Sabater, Chair
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs, Timothy James McCarthy, Chair
United Nations, Simon O'Connor, Chair

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Related Resources:
If you are interested in this program, you might also be interested in this City Bar resource:
Letter Regarding Persecution of the Rohingya People in Myanmar

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

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