2 September 2018
The implementation of international human rights law is the only reasonable framework on the safe, voluntary, and dignified return of Rohingya refugees in line with international standards, said speakers at an international conference on Rohingya crisis yesterday.
The criminology department of Dhaka University organised the two-day conference titled “Rohingya: Politics, Ethnic Cleansing and Uncertainty” at the Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building of the university.
Assistant professor of Hong Kong University Kelley Loper presented the keynote titled "The Rohingya, the search for solution and the potential of international human rights law" at the conference.
“In light of the recent persecution on Rohingya people, the persistence of serious human rights violation and protracted displacement of them, several scholars have criticised the human rights movement for failing to play an active role during the time,” said Kelley in her keynote.
Only the international human rights law provides a pragmatic, practical and principled framework for anchoring and informing more effective and realistic responses to such human rights violation, she said.
The professor said the process of implementing the law is long and drawn out, involves complex interactions among a range of actors at the international, regional and domestic levels.
“But human rights law nevertheless provides and indispensable roadmap that may, hopefully, eventually persuade and deliver real change, and overdue justice,” she added... Click here to read the full news report. For other press coverage of this event, see bdnews24.com, New Age, Dhaka Tribune, and dainikshiksha.com.