Burma Times: Dr. Perveen, as a representative from European Rohingya Council participated in the Expert Panel Discussions held in Parliament at the House of Lords and the Queen Marry University of London on genocide happening in Burma against the Rohingya Community and Sudan on 14th and 18th of April 2016 respectively.
According to participant, the Expert Panel Discussions were organized by International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) and Waging Peace in London. The idea of these Panels is to focus the failures of the International Community in Sudan and Burma, and the lessons that could be potentially learned to go forward.
ISCI researchers have recently travelled to Burma and produced a report which agrees that the Rohingya are now facing the final stages of a genocidal process. And as the situation in Darfur deteriorates, many are concerned that genocide is still in its 13th year. Therefore the question of the international response to both situations needs to be brought into more serious attention.
The participants of these panels were Dr. Richard Cockett (Chair); journalist of The Economists, Professor Mukesh Kapila; CBE, Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at Manchester Univeristy, and former UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Professor Penny Green; Professor of Law and Globalization, and Director of the international State Crime Initiative (ISCI), based at the School of Law, Queen marry University of London, Ahamed Hussain Adam, Visiting Fellow at the Cornell University’s Institute for African Development and also prominent Sudanese political and human rights activistsfor Darfur, Alicia de la Cour Venning; PhD candidate at the school of Law Queen Marry University of London, Dr. louise Wiser; PhD from the War Studies Department Kings College London and Dr. Ambia Perveen, Md, consultant pediatrician at Sankt Marien Hospital in Dueren, Germany.
Dr. Perveen is a longstanding Rohingya activist, and Secretariat of the advocacy group at the European Rohingya Council. She has brought attention to the publications of available on going Rohingya Genocide that includes deterioration of public health among Rohingya and how the successive Burmese regimes have been systematically denying healthcares to Rohingya as a State sponsored Genocide against Rohingya.
Both Panel sessions were quite different and raised their own particular issues including questions. Bringing both Sudanese and Rohingya communities was a great start. They are keen to work together and more communications are needed in future as Prof. Penny Green stated. Whereas Prof. Mukesh Capila urged to remain optimistic as Genocide has never succeeded completely though no Genocide could be prevented.