Crisis in Myanmar – its origins and our response | Law

Crisis in Myanmar – its origins and our response

Dr Melissa Crouch participated in a panel discussion for The Lowy Institute on 5 December 2017.

Over half a million Rohingya have fled Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh since 25 August, bringing with them accounts of crimes against humanity by Myanmar security forces and local mobs.

On 5 December the Lowy Institute convened an expert panel for a discussion of the background to the current crisis, including the roles of State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Myanmar’s military, and an examination of what Australia and the international community can do to address one of Southeast Asia’s most serious humanitarian crises in decades.