Nov. 11, 2020, marks the one-year anniversary of the International Court of Justice’s case brought by The Gambia against Myanmar, citing Myanmar’s genocidal actions against the Rohingya. Over the course of the past year, the ICJ has issued orders for provisional measures for Myanmar, placing binding legal obligations on Myanmar to act against genocide. Additional evidence in the case has also emerged in the last year, with perpetrators of the atrocities speaking out for the first time. Our panel of experts will discuss the status of the ICJ case, the implications for the future of the Rohingya, and the international community’s responsibility to hold Myanmar accountable.
Prof. John Packer is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa and Convener of CGP’s Rohingya Legal Forum. Professor Packer also has over 20 years of experience working for inter-governmental organizations, including in Geneva for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees and for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Nadira Kourt is a Program Manager and Myanmar expert at the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in New York. Ms. Kourt focuses on multilateral advocacy and the United Nations’ response to mass atrocities.
Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is the Director of Special Initiatives at The Newlines Institute and Chair of NISAP’s Rohingya Legal Forum.
Emily Prey received her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School, focusing on Gender Analysis in International Studies and Human Security. She works on research and policy analysis for the Newlines Institute’s Rohingya Legal Forum.