Burma: A Challenge to the International Legal System

December 8, 2005 all-day
The American Society of International Law (ASIL)
ASIL (Tillar House)
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington

[Sponsored by ASIL and the ASIL New Professionals Interest Group. It has been over 15 years since the military junta in Burma ignored the results of that country’s democratic elections in 1990. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and leader of the country’s National League for Democracy which won that election, just had her house arrest extended yet again. And recently, in a surprise move, the junta relocated the country’s capital from Rangoon to a jungle village in Pyinmana. [The] panelists will discuss the current prospects for achieving peace and national reconciliation in Burma in light of these events and recent attempts by the United States and other countries to have a historic discussion on the future of Burma in the UN Security Council. Discussants will include Jared Genser, Associate, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, and co-author of Threat to Peace: A Call for the UN Security Council to Act in Burma, Aung Din, Policy Director, Co-Founder, U.S. Campaign for Burma, and Andrew Samet, Former Deputy Undersecretary, U.S. Department of Labor. For more information and to register for this event, please visit: http://www.asil.org/burma051208/]

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