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[Invitation] International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide


Rememberance Two Years Later

International Conference on Protection of Rohingya Survivors and Accountability for Genocide

Rape as a Weapon of Wars and Genocides, Past and Present in the Region


August 23-24, 2019

Paulus Hall 101A, Sogang University, Seoul, ROK


Co-hosted by EuroBurma Office, Human Rights Action CenterFree Rohingya Coalition, FORSEA, Korean Civil Society in Solidarity with the Rohingya




August 23 (Fri) 



09:00 ~09:30


09:30 ~ 09:55

Opening Remarks

  • Maung Zarni | Free Rohingya Coalition

  • Rev. Jonghwa Aloysio Kim | Chairperson, Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation at Order of Friars Minor, KCSSR


Keynote Speech I. How To Move Forward

  • Yanghee LEE | UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Situation in Myanmar 


Session 1. Voices of Rohingya and Burmese Minority Women  


  • Youngsuk Cho | Chair, International Solidarity Center of Korea Women’s Association United


  • Yasmin Ullah | Director, Rohingya Human Rights Network

  • Hseng Noung | Shan Women Action Network

  • Naw May Oo | Adviser to the Karen National Union




Session 2. Tackling Sexual Violence in Myanmar and in the Region 


  • Nay San Lwin | Free Rohingya Coalition Coordinator


  • Razia Sultana | Chairperson, Rohingya Women Welfare Society  

  • Meehyang Yoon | Representative, The Korean Council for Justice & Remembrance for the Issues of Military SExual Slavery by Japan

  • Rahima Begum | Researcher, Activist & Co-founder, Restless Beings

14:40 ~ 15:45

Session 3. Asian Solidarity with the Rohingya Survivors


  • Yeon-Shik Pyon | Chairperson, Korean House for International Solidarity


  • Khin Mai Aung | Writer & Civil Rights Lawyer

  • Teressa Der-Lan Yeh | Chair, Taiwan Women’s Rescue Foundation, Yu Cheng-Wei, Director, Taiwan Women’s Rescue Foundation 

  • Rev.Park Sanghun, S.J. | Director, Jesuit Research Center for Advocacy and Solidarity 

15:50  16:55

Session 4. Tackling Racism & Mobilized Hatred in Myanmar & Other Countries in the Region 


  • Dr. Joo-Young Lee | Advisor to the Human Rights Center at Seoul National University

  • Thet Swe Win | Activist, Social Harmony Organization

  • James Gomez | Former Director, Amnesty International Southeast Asia 

  • Jiyoung SHIN | Assistant Professor, Yonsei University, Project <Refugee X Field> 

17:00 ~ 17:30

Keynote Speech II

  • Sara Hossain| US State Department’s honoree, International Woman of Courage (2016);  Advisory Board member of the Open Society Foundations; Barrister at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and honorary executive director of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust & the Defence Counsel for Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohammad Yunus.



August 24 (Sat)

09:00 ~ 09:30


09:30 ~ 09:45

Keynote Speech III. 

  • Dato Saifuddin Abdullah | Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of the Parliament, Malaysia

09:45 ~ 10:50

Session 6. Boycott Myanmar I : Cultural and Governmental Relation 


  • Khin Mai Aung | Writer & Civil Rights Lawyer


  • Maung Zarni | Coordinator, Free Rohingya Coalition 

  • Tapan Bose | Secretary-General, South Asia Forum for Human Rights

  • Mabrur Ahmed | Co-founder & Director, Restless Being

11:00 ~ 12:05

Session 7. Boycott Myanmar II : Biz Investment & HR in Rakhine State


  • Pil-gyu Hwang | Lawyer, Human Rights Law Foundation GongGam


  • Nay San Lwin | Coordinator, Free Rohingya Coalition

  • Michimi Muranuchi | Professor of International Politics, Gakushuin University

  • Hyunpil Nah | Executive Director, Korean House for International Solidarity; KTNC Watch

12:10 ~ 13:15

Session 8. Accountability Measures 


  • Patricia Goedde | Associate Professor at Sungkyunkwan University, School of Law


  • Katherine Southwick | Former Clerk in the Office of the Prosecutor at ICTY

  • Doreen Chen | Coordinator for International Law, Free Rohingya Coalition

  • Djaouida Siaci | Rohingya Support Group-International Expert

13:20 ~ 13:30 



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