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ISCI ROHINGYA WEEK 27th to 31st OCTOBER Genocide in Myanmar: the Annihilation of the Rohingya

A week of events, talks, film & photography with the aim of drawing attention to the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya. The week’s events feature renowned photographer Greg Constantine, Al Jazeera, & leading experts from the field including former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana

[photograph courtesy of Greg Constantine] 

Tuesday, 27th October – Saturday, 31st October 2015

All events at: Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD

Exhibition open daily from 12:00pm – 7:30pm   (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday until 9pm)


ISCI hosted a series of events and talks with the purpose of raising the profile of the marginalised Rohingya. The crisis shows no signs of abating, and the international community’s response remains woefully inadequate.

The Rohingya have been forced to flee the region in the tens of thousands, via dangerous sea routes, during which they experience severe physical and psychological abuse by human traffickers. The mass exodus of Rohingya is a direct result of the violence and systematic policies of persecution implemented by the Myanmar state against them. ISCI argues that the Myanmar state’s historic and ongoing persecution of the Rohingya amounts to genocide. The severe violence, discrimination, and destitution the Rohingya experience on a daily basis in Myanmar means that many feel as though they have no option but to flee.

Previous Events

Al Jazeera Documentary International Premiere + Director Q&A (via Skype)

Genocide Agenda

Saturday, 31st October, 6:30pm – 8:30pm [Exhibition open till 9:00pm]

Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD


Our third and final event will host the international premiere of Al Jazeera’s new feature documentary, Genocide Agenda, which investigates the genocide against the Rohingya. The evening will feature a Q&A with the film’s Director, Phil Rees (Investigations Manager at Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (TBC)), Professor Penny Green (Director of ISCI and Professor of Law and Globalisation, QMUL) and others.

ISCI Report Launch + Panel Discussion

Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar

Thursday, 29th October, 6:30pm – 8:00pm [Exhibition open till 9:00pm]

Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD


Our second event will launch the ground-breaking report Countdown to Annihilation: Genocide in Myanmar, written by ISCI scholars: Professor Penny Green, Dr Thomas MacManus, and Alicia de la Cour Venning. The report provides compelling evidence of a coordinated, State-led plan of genocide against the Rohingya. The report is based on ISCI scholars’ unprecedented systematic field research in Myanmar. The launch of the report will be accompanied by a panel discussion with:

·        Penny Green, ISCI Director, Professor of Law and Globalisation, Queen Mary University of London

·        Tomás Ojea Quintana, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar

·        Tun Khin, President of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK and human rights activist

·        Sarnata Reynolds, Senior Advisor on Human Rights at Refugees International

·        Thomas MacManus, ISCI Research Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

·        Alicia de la Cour Venning, ISCI Researcher, Queen Mary University of London

Photography exhibition Opening + Greg Constantine Book Launch & Talk

Nowhere People

Tuesday, 27th October, 6:30pm – 8:00pm [Exhibition open till 9:00pm]

Hoxton Arches, Cremer Street, London, E2 8HD


Our first event launched a photography exhibition by internationally renowned photographer, Greg Constantine. His work represents a powerful and timely artistic intervention on the plight of the Rohingya, capturing the deep and ongoing suffering of a people who have, quite simply, nowhere to go. Based on his new book project, Nowhere People, this exhibition explores the themes of statelessness, belonging, and citizenship. His book, Exiled to NowhereBurma’s Rohingya published in 2012, was named a Notable Photo Book of the Year by The Independent on Sunday. Both books will be available for purchase at the exhibition.

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