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The Rohingya and the long return home - Regina Paulose



Teaching Room 06
Old College
South Bridge


Fri 13 September 2019

This event is hosted by the Edinburgh Centre for Global and International Law

About the talk:
This lecture will specifically focus on what are viable methods for the Rohingya to return back to their ancestral homeland in the Arakan region in Myanmar. The discussion will begin with a historical context of who the Rohingya are and the genesis of the genocide and crimes against humanity. We will then discuss the process of the Rohingya's ability to return home given the challenges presented by international legal frameworks and geopolitics.

About the speaker:
 obtained her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law and her LLM in International Crime and Justice from the University of Torino/UNICRI. She has been a practicing attorney since 2004. She presents and publishes on topics such as genocide, crimes against humanity, and responses to mass atrocities. She is legal counsel to the Arakan Rohingya National Organization. She has been active on two People's Tribunals and has a forthcoming volume published by Routledge coming out in 2020.  She is the current Chair- Elect of the World Peace through Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and will begin her tenure as Chair in October 2019. From 2018-2019 she served as the Vice Chair of Programs for the International Refugee Law Committee of the American Bar Association and from 2019-2020 will serve as Co-Chair.  

This event is free and open to all. No registration necessary.