Confronting Elusiveness: Demanding Accountability in Southeast Asi

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Ended 25 June 2016
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SEA Junction & Asia Centre are proud to announce a panel discussion titled Confronting Elusiveness: Demanding Accountability in Southeast Asia

Background 
In Southeast Asia many countries have experienced and continue to experience human rights violations. Yet, with the possible exception of Cambodia, the perpetrators have not been brought to justice and efforts to find out the truth and ascertain responsibilities have proven elusive. The journalists and human rights defenders who fight for accountability too often become victims themselves. At the same time, all across the region there are movements challenging denial and impunity, and employing various strategies to demand accountability. New generations are also emerging with a desire for knowing and reckoning with the past in order to shape a rights-based future for their country. 

While the contexts and abuses may differ, there are common spaces and strategies to tap on. This panel will focus on efforts at accountability in the region and will consider some of the following questions. What strategies are being employed? What choices and compromises; if any, are being made? What alliances are being formed? What is the synergy between efforts at the national, regional and international levels? What are the hopes in the midst of obstacles to ensure justice? 


Moderator: Rosalia Sciortino, Founder and Executive Director SEA Junction

Speakers: 
Galuh Wandita, Co-founder and Director at Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR)
Confronting enduring impunity in Indonesia and Timor Leste

Aung Khaing Min, Advocacy and Research Officer Burma Partnership
Reconciliation and Transitional Justice in Myanmar

Edgardo Legaspi, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance 
Ending the cycle of impunity for crimes against journalists in Southeast Asia

This event will also feature the presentation of the book “Enduring Impunity” a compilation of stories of women survivors in Indonesia, Timor Leste and Myanmar

In the afternoon at 5pm SEA Junction, OUR venue to connect on Southeast Asia will be launched at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center (see www.seajunction.org). Please join us!

NOTE: The panel discussion will be held at Asia Centre premises from 9.30am to 12noon while the launch of SEA-Junction will be at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre at 5pm.

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