The Rohingya in Southeast Asia: Where To From Here?
Amal de Chickera, Senior Consultant on Statelessness, Equal Rights Trust; Co-Director, Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK
Chair: Gareth Price, Senior Research Fellow, Asia Programme, Chatham House
The speakers will argue that despite increased media attention to the human rights challenges faced by stateless Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma) and stateless Rohingya refugees in other countries, the international community has failed to adequately respond to the situation. This failure is due to conflicting interests, a lack of political will and complex regional and international arrangements that require navigation. The speakers contend that a concerted response must be rooted in principles of human rights law, and must prioritize addressing the historical and continuing discrimination faced by Rohingya in Myanmar and in their countries of flight.