Club Cocktail: From the Rohingyas to the Philippines: Human Rights Crises in South East Asia
Date: 1 Nov 2017 06:30 PM | Venue:
From the Rohingyas to the Philippines:
Human Rights Crises in South East Asia
Across Southeast Asia in 2017, human rights defenders and activists have faced threats of prosecution and other forms of intimidation by governments and security forces. Is there hope for human rights in the region? Dr. Gomez will share his thoughts on the Rohingya crisis and look at how civil liberties are also being assailed in the Philippines and the rest of the region.
Dr James Gomez is Amnesty International’s Regional Director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He is a human rights expert with over 25 years of international experience working for inter-governmental organizations and international NGOs such as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Sweden and the German political foundation – Friedrich Naumann Foundation. He has written extensively on human rights protection in the region and is co-editor of an upcoming book entitled The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives published by Palgrave International.