FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: 22 March 2022 – Live on YouTube: The invasions of Iraq by the United States was primarily about oil. The impact of Russia invasion on oil and gas prices – and energy security – are most prominently discussed in the western media. What role has the US oil and gas industry – or more crudely MONEY $€££ – played in this proxy war between Russia...
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles: 21 March 2022 – Live on YouTube. In Burmese and English languages with guests Padoh Saw Taw Nee, and Daw Ei Thinzar Maung.
The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles is with special guest, Demir Mahmutćehajić, Stolac-based veteran activist with DOSTA! (Enough!) movement and a co-founder of UK Islamic Human Rights Commission.
None of the leading liberal democracies of the West really honours the principles they loudly espouse such as non-violence, popular and state sovereignty, human rights, or democracy, nor do they support democratic resistance, armed or non-violent, unless such support serves their hidden interests, whether those interests are commercial or geostrategic.
On 21 February, FORSEA hosted an international law roundtable with three Canadian and American legal scholars and practitioners immediately after the court’s completion of the first of the 4-public hearings on Myanmar’s preliminary objections to the court’s jurisdictions and Gambia’s legal standing with the court in The Gambia v Myanmar.
Enforcement is one of the primary attributes that constitute law. If a law cannot be enforced, it can no longer be considered law. It is crucial that the ICJ's judgment in The Gambia v. Myanmar be used to correct the ICJ's erroneous requirement that genocide be the only intent of a State to prove its special intent to commit genocide.
Ahead of the scheduled public hearings in The Gambia v Myanmar (the Rohingya genocide case) at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the University of Ottawa Human Rights Research and Education Centre, Canada, the Genocide Watch of USA and FORSEA release a comprehensive legal analysis. It focuses on the crucial question of who should lawfully speak for Myanmar before the ICJ as Myanmar's coup resulted in an unprecedented situation with...
"These processes do not automatically improve humanitarian responses, amend the Myanmar Constitution, eliminate discriminatory laws, support restorative justice among divided communities, or directly build rule of law in Myanmar. They are complementary to and not a substitute for long-term solutions."
FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia. On 10 February 2022, FORSEA will host the second roundtable with two well-known American legal scholars, namely Michael A. Becker, who served as Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice at the Hague from 2010-2014 and Dr Katherine Southwick, formerly with the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and now an engaged scholar on the...
The addresses from Tapan Kumar Bose and Barbara Harriss-White at FORSEA’s global civil society gathering
In increasing frequency and ferocity, Muslims are threatened, lynched, beaten, raped, and murdered, and their homes, businesses, and mosques vandalized and attacked. Disturbingly, there’s been little action taken against the perpetrators. Lynching of Muslims by Hindu nationalists are so commonplace today that the attacks are often organized on social media.