PCEC Meeting - What's happening in Myanmar - The Coup, the Crackdown, the Abuses of Human Rights, and the Fight for the Restoration of Democracy

  • 31 Mar 2021
  • 09:00
  • Holiday Inn - Bay Tower (fronts Beach Road)

Presentation:  https://youtu.be/guwBXLvRZ1Y
Interview Phil Robertson:  https://youtu.be/jzB7AQsdyjc
Interview Rose Selines:  https://youtu.be/ZDiZUU3oLkc

We will be welcoming back Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director for Human Rights Watch to speak about What is happening in Myanmar – The Coup, the Crackdown, the Abuses of Human Rights, and the Fight for the Restoration of Democracy

We will also have a short presentation from Rose Selines, formerly working for the Myanmar Embassy in Thailand, speaking about What's happening to my friends in Myanmar.

Click here for a summary of Phil’s previous talk to the Club on the topic of Investigate, Expose, Change – Human Rights Watch at WorkClick here for the YouTube video of his presentation.
 
Phil serves as a human rights advocate engaging with government and UN agency officials, a spokesperson representing the organization’s views who regularly contributes to national and international media stories on SE Asia, a strategic campaigner on rights cases and causes, and a researcher and writer on topics of human rights, labor rights, refugees and migration.
 
Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2009, he worked for fifteen years in Southeast Asia on human rights, labor rights, protection of migrant workers, and counter-human trafficking efforts with a variety of non-governmental organizations, international and regional trade union federations, and UN agencies. Phil mentioned that in the early years he spent much of his time in the border region with Laos. In order to do his work, it was essential that he learn to speak Thai and Lao, which is why he is now fluent in those languages.


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