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The Oslo Conference to End Myanmars

Systematic Persecution of Rohingyas


26 May 2015 Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Nobel Institute
Voksenaasen Conference Center
(Live Streaming 0900 1200 hrs)

INAUGURAL SESSION (0900 1100 hrs)


Session Chair: Imam Malik Mujahid, Chair, Parliament of the Worlds Religions & Burma Task Force USA

Interfaith Prayers for Peace & Reconciliation in Rakhine/Arakan (0900-0910 hrs)


And Observance of a Moment of Silence for victims of past and unfolding genocides
Bishop Tor B. Jorgensen (Norway)
His Holiness Rev. Zaw Ti Ka (Myanmar)
His Holiness Rev. Sein Di Ta (Myanmar)
His Holiness Rev. We Thudha (Myanmar)
Bishop Rev. Zaw Win Aung (Myanmar)
Imam Hamid Ali Farooq (Norway)

Live Music by Solo Kurdish Flutist Kemal Hassanpour


Welcome Remarks Imam Malik Mujahid Conference co-chair (0910 0915 hrs)
Rev. Zaw Ti Ka Racism and Violence Are Not the Buddhist Way (0916-0920 hrs)
Daw Khin Hla Former Rohingya teacher from Myanmar & refugee: No Country for Rohingyas: A Refugees Appeal to End Myanmars Slow Genocide: (0920-0930 hrs)

Keynote Address
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Former Prime Minister of Norway (0930-0955 hrs, including Q and A)
Introduction by se Sand, Norwegian Burma Committee

Calls to End the Slow Genocide of Rohingyas(pre-recorded) (1021-1029 hrs)


George Soros, Founder/Philanthropist, the Open Society Foundations (0955-1000 hrs)
Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia and President, Perdana
Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) (1000 - 1005 hrs)
Dr Jos Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate (1996) and former President and former Prime
Minister, Timor Leste (1006-1011 hrs)
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976) & Irish Peace Activist (1011-1014 hrs)
Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics, Burmas Slow Genocide of Rohingyas (Sens observation, Conference on the Rohingyas, Harvard, Nov 2014) (1014-1020 hrs)
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate (1984) & Archbishop Emeritus of Cape
Town

Co-organized and/or co-sponsored by


Justice for All, Burma Task Force USA; Parliament of the Worlds Religions; Refugees International (USA); International State Crime Initiative
(ISCI) Queen Mary University of London; Harvard Global Equality Initiative (HGEI); Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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MUSIC FOR PEACE, FREEDOM, COMPASSION AND RECONCILIATION (1030 1035 hrs)
By Renowned Burmese Dissident Musician & Vocalist Mun Awng (or Mun Aung) With Audun Aagre

A Policy Roundtable (1035-1100, including Q and A)


Session Chair: Audun Aagre, Director, Den norske Burmakomit

Myanmar as Norways focus country


Morten Hglund, The State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway
Ola Elvestuen, MP for the Liberal Party, Norway
------------------------ Refreshments Break (1100 1115 hrs) ----------------------------

A Human Rights Conversation (1115 1145 hrs including Q and A)


Moderated by Maung Zarni, Member, Permanent Peoples Tribunal on Sri Lanka (2013) & Co-author (w A.
Cowley) The Slow Burning Genocide of Myanmars Rohingya Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal, University of
Washington School of Law (Spring 2014)
Tomas Ojea Quintana Former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in
Myanmar (2008-2014)
Penny Green Professor of Law and Globalization & Director of International State Crime Initiative, Queen Mary University of London, UK

------------------------ Afternoon Venue ---------------------------Voksenaasen Conference Center


(All speakers & participants will be bused from the Nobel Institute to Voksenaasen)

------------------------ Lunch 1230 1330 hrs -----------------------In Their Own Words: An Update on the Plight of the Rohingyas (1330 1430 hrs)
Chair: Maung Zarni (8-minutes each & 20 minutes Q and A)
Dr. Wakar Uddin, General Secretary, Arakan Union Party
Kyaw Min, Chairman, Democracy and Human Rights Party
Khin Maung Myint, National Democratic Party for Development
Wai Wai Nu, Director, Women Peace Network Arakan

Rohingya Perspectives and Policy Advocacy from the Diaspora (1430 1530 hrs) (10 minutes each. 20 minutes Q & A)
Chair: Marco Mezzera, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Peace building Resource Centre (NOREF)
Nurul Islam, Rohingya lawyer & Chairman, Arakan Rohingya National Organisation UK:
Analysis of the Rohingya Problem
Dr Ambia Perveen, MD, Rohingya pediatrician & lobby member, European Rohingya Council
Germany: Myanmars Decades-long Persecution of the Rohingya: Public Health Implications
Tun Khin, President, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK
Is the international community ignoring Myanmars genocide of the Rohingyas?

------------------------ Refreshments Break (1530 1545 hrs) ----------------------------

Co-organized and/or co-sponsored by


Justice for All, Burma Task Force USA; Parliament of the Worlds Religions; Refugees International (USA); International State Crime Initiative
(ISCI) Queen Mary University of London; Harvard Global Equality Initiative (HGEI); Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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Perspectives from Research & NGO Communities (1545-1640 hrs)


Chair: Ann Danaiya Usher, Journalist, Development Today, Oslo, Norway: (10 minutes each. 15 minutes Q&A)
Andrea Gittleman, Program Manager, Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide,
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum:
They Want Us All To Go Away: Early Warning Signs of Genocide in Burma
Professor Penny Green, Dr Thomas MacManus and Alicia de la Cour Venning International
State Crime Initiative, Queen Mary University of London
Findings from the recent fieldwork on the Rohingya persecution
Matthew Smith, Executive Director, Fortify Rights
Myanmars Policies of Persecution: Ethnic Cleansing and Crime against Humanity
Oddny Gumaer, Executive Director, Partners Relief & Development
A humanitarian aid workers view on the ground

Policy and Political Perspectives (1640-1725 hrs) (10-minutes each with 15 minutes of Q & A)
Session Chair: Espen Skran, Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
Sarnata Reynolds, Senior Adviser on Human Rights, Refugees International, USA
An International Human Rights Perspective on Rohingya Persecution: Challenges and Opportunities
General Azumi (retired), former Chief of Army Malaysia, Former UN Peacekeeper and current
Trustee of the Perdana Global Peace Foundation, Malaysia
Rohingya Persecutuion: A Policy and Leadership Challenge to the Region (of Southeast Asia)
Dr Gianni Tognani, The Secretary General, Permanent Peoples Tribunal, Rome, Italy Extra-UN
Tribunal Approaches to Dealing with Mass Atrocities

CLOSING WORDS OF SOLIDARITY AND COMPASSION By Eelam Tamils (1725 1730 hrs)
Prof. Ilangko Balasingam, Tamil Activist & Professor of Medicine, U. of Oslo Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Co-organized and/or co-sponsored by


Justice for All, Burma Task Force USA; Parliament of the Worlds Religions; Refugees International (USA); International State Crime Initiative
(ISCI) Queen Mary University of London; Harvard Global Equality Initiative (HGEI); Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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