Asia Rights

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Forthcoming Asia Rights Seminar

Please join us for a seminar on the topic of “Judging Burma’s Human Rights Abuses,” led by Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change. Below, please find a preliminary reading list of reports on human rights abuses that you may wish to browse before the seminar as well as a bio of Trevor Wilson.

We will meet from 3,30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, 1 September 2011 in the PSC reading room (4th floor,  Hedley Bull Centre, ANU Bldg 130).

Reading List: Human Rights Abuses in Burma Seminar – 1 September 2011

Key generic reports

Official reports

OHCHR, Geneva. Compilation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for Myanmar. A/HRC/WG.6/10/MMR/2

  • US State Department, Bureau of Humanitarian Affairs (Annually)

Ethnic Crises

  • “Life Under the Junta: Evidence of crimes against humanity in Burma’s Chin State”. Physicians for Human Rights, 2010. Cambridge, MA: Available at: http://burma.phrblog.org/report/ 
  • “Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas”. Irish Centre for Human Rights, 2010.

Key Victims

  • Karen Human Rights Group. Dead Men Walking Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma. 2011
  • http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/burma0711_OnlineVersion.pdf

About the speaker: Trevor Wilson retired in August 2003 after more than thirty-six years as a member of the Australian foreign service, after serving finally as Australian Ambassador to Myanmar (2000-03). Since October 2003 he has been a Visiting Fellow on Myanmar/Burma at the Department of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. In Myanmar, he successfully facilitated the Australian Government’s human rights program (2000-2002) from its inception.  With David Kinley, he co-authored a case study of this training program “Engaging a Pariah: Human Rights Training in Burma/Myanmar” in Human Rights Quarterly Vol. 29, No. 2, May 2007. Since 2004, Trevor Wilson has been co-convener of the ANU’s Myanmar/Burma Update Conference series, most recently in May 2011. He has been co-editor of several collections of the conference papers: Myanmar’s Long Road to National Reconciliation (2006); Myanmar: the State, Community and the Environment (2007); Dictatorship, Disorder and Decline in Myanmar (2008); and Ruling Myanmar From Cyclone Nargis to National Elections (2010).

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