war on the rocks

Atrocities in Myanmar: Criminal Tribunal Urged

December 10, 2018

Episode Notes:

Washington-based Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), a human rights law group contracted by the U.S. State Department to investigate atrocities in Myanmar, released its report presenting evidence that the Myanmar military committed war crimes, and called for the urgent establishment of a criminal tribunal to bring those responsible to justice.

Kate Cronin-Furman, Assistant Professor & Director of the Human Rights MA Program at the University College London, brings her insight to the situation and what likely comes next.

[ 0:18 ] Introduction
[ 0:52 ] Overview of atrocities in Myanmar
[ 2:09 ] Report's findings and what the report enables
[ 4:14 ] ICC Court investigation and its value
[ 6: 14 ] Scale of horror versus obstacles to action
[ 8:00 ] Regime accountability of atrocities