The Rome-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) has set up its first-ever Opini…
The Rome-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) has set up its first-ever Opinion Tribunal on Myanmar.
The Rome-based Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) held the Concluding Session of its proceedings on the Rohingyas, the Kachins, the Myanmar Muslims, and other groups in Myanmar at University of Malaya Law School in Kuala Lumpur from the 18th to the 22nd of September, 2017.
The Inaugural Session was held at the International State Crime Initiative, Queen Mary University of London on the 6th and 7th of March 2017. The Tribunal there urged the United Nations (UN) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take swift and effective measures to stop international state crimes against the Rohingyas and Kachins, specifically.
The establishment of this Peoples’ Tribunal is in response to the requests made by Myanmar’s Rohingya, Kachin, and Myanmar Muslim victims, all of whom have made credible allegations that their respective ethnic communities have suffered international crimes at the hands of Myanmar government troops, including crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.
The Tribunal on Myanmar is coordinated by a steering committee made up of Rohingya, Kachin, and Burmese human rights campaigners in cooperation with the PPT Secretariat in Rome, Italy.