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The Crisis in Myanmar and Why It Matters

Promise Institute for Human Rights - Human Rights Around the World Series

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

This event is organized by Center for Southeast Asian Studies, The Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA Law School.

Promise Institute for Human Rights - Human Rights Around the World Series

Tom Andrews, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, is a Robina Senior Human Rights Fellow at the Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale University Law School and an Associate of the Asia Center at Harvard University.

Andrews represented the First Congressional District of Maine in the United States Congress and served in the Maine House of Representatives and Maine Senate. He was General Secretary of The Nobel Peace Laureate Campaign for Aung San Suu Kyi and the People of Burma in 2001 and an advisor to the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma and the Euro-Burma Network.

Andrews has run national advocacy organizations including Win Without War and United to End Genocide. He has also maintained a consulting practice through which he has worked with parliamentarians and advocates for human rights and democracy in several countries including Cambodia, Indonesia, Algeria, Norway, Croatia, Serbia, Ukraine, and Yemen.

 

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