October Monthly Seminar_Zoom Meeting  

Implications of Myanmar’s civil war for human rights and governance

Australia Myanmar Institute invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting

Date: October 30, 2023 (Monday)  

Duration: 1 hour

Time: 06:00 – 07:00 PM AEST Time (13:30-14:30 Myanmar/Yangon Time)

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Meeting ID: 5506154368

Passcode: 12345

We are delighted that Prof Yanghee Lee, known throughout Myanmar and the human rights world as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, has agreed to speak at this AMI seminar.  She will review situation in Myanmar since her appointment as special rapporteur in 2014 and consider the situation since the military takeover on 1 February 2021.  

The descent of Myanmar into a country facing economic and social ruin since then raises important questions of how best to promote and protect human rights when neither the military nor the alternative National Unity Government exercises control of the whole country or its population presents important questions for all other countries, and particularly for its neighbours and countries with a long history of proximity, like Australia.  

These questions now need to be examined against a background which is now widely accepted as one which seems likely to endure without either side in the conflict being likely to win a military victory.

Prof Lee’s presentation will be followed by a short comment by Samuel a very well connected scholar on the situation in areas controlled by Ethnic Armed Organisations. 

Questions and Answers will follow the presentations.

***NOTE: Zoom can work very well, but it poses difficulties for people with a poor internet connection. So, people from Myanmar (or elsewhere) who might have a poor internet connection or low bandwidth should turn off the video mode and listen to the seminar. You may be able to switch on the video from time to time just to see who is speaking, but definitely don’t use the video mode if you wish to speak yourself.  You can also pose questions using the chat function.  The whole seminar will be uploaded later on the AMI website and Facebook page.