For upcoming listings for Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (APR2P) events in Myanmar and the region, see Events.
March 2016 - Public Seminar Myanmar and Minority Protection under the NLD: Challenges and Opportunities" held at University of Queensland .
Professor the Honorable Gareth Evans, Former Foreign Minister of Australia; His Excellency Syed Hamid Albar, Former Foreign Minister of Malaysia and the Special Envoy for the Organ-isation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for Myanmar; Dr. Hla Myint, a Senior Member of the Arakan Rohingya National Council; and Dr. Noel Morada, Director of Regional Diplomacy and Capacity Building at the Asia Pacific Centre for R2P, shared their insights on the situation in Myanmar.
May 2015 – Public Seminar: 'Preventing election violence in Myanmar' held at University of Queensland, Australia
In this public seminar, Dr. Noel Morada addressed key factors contributing to potential election violence in Myanmar including: continuing tension between Buddhist and Muslim communities, and between majority Burmese and ethnic minority groups in the country, the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine state involving the Rohingyas, and ongoing military operations against rebel ethnic groups in the country.
April 2015 – Presentation at ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Roundtable in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Noel Morada presented on “Viewing the Myanmar elections from R2P lens” during the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) Roundtable held in Kuala Lumpur. In early April, the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) had travelled to Burma to assess the risk of violence, where they observed several troubling signs of anti-Muslim rhetoric and broader risks of violence. APR2P joined APHR and other stakeholders in calling upon the government of Myanmar to ensure that the forthcoming elections are free, fair, transparent and peaceful. APR2P commended the progress made by the government of Myanmar thus far, and underlined in its press release that no state or society is immune from atrocity crimes.
November 2014 - Panel on Democratic Transition and Inclusive Governance in Myanmar, held at University of Queensland, Australia
This panel focused on the protection of minorities in Myanmar since the outbreak of violence in Rakhine state in that country in June 2012. The panelists, which included AP R2P Regional Director Dr. Noel Morada, provided an overview of the current state of the humanitarian protection affecting minority groups (including the Rohingyas, Muslims and other ethnic groups) in Myanmar and present their views on the challenges faced by the international community, including the limitations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in dealing with Myanmar on this issue.