Date :Thursday 9 Feb 2012, Time : 16.00-18.00
The Rohingyas, a Muslim minority group in Burma, were made stateless in 1982 by the military dictatorship. Thousands of Rohingyas have fled brutal suppression in their home country to poverty, misery and abuse in neighbouring Bangladesh. Bangladesh does not accept them as refugees while Burma don´t want them back.
This film describes the nightmarish legal limbo they are living in.
The Rohingyas of Burma are stateless and have been living in misery for decades. They are a forgotten people. Why is it so difficult to find a solution to their situation and to give them a life with dignity?
- Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organization UK.
- Johan Meyer, Refugee Policy Director at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Erik Abild, Political Advisor at the Norwegian Refugee Council.
Moderator: Kristian Stokke, Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo.
About the Rohingyas (in Norwegian) here
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Den norske Burmakomité / Norwegian Burma Committee
Det norske menneskerettighetshuset
0153 Oslo, Norge
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