Genocide: Why We Let It Happen | Full Panel Discussion


Oxford Union – TRANSCEND Media Service

29 Jan 2018

Genocide leaves the darkest stain on the conscience of humanity, yet today we are again witnessing international passivity in the face of the genocide in Myanmar.  Why have we failed to learn our lesson from these atrocities and why do we allow this stain on our conscience to continue to grow?


  • David Sheffer: American lawyer and diplomat who, as US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes, helped create the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
  • Alice Musabende : A survivor of the Rwandan genocide, now an expert on the dynamics of peacebuilding in the context of post-conflict countries
  • Mukesh Kapila : As the whistleblower on the Darfur atrocities, he is an expert on genocide prevention and international diplomacy
  • Maung Zarni : A Burmese human rights activist and academic, he has been denounced as an “enemy of the State” for his opposition to the Myanmar genocide
  • Ellen Kennedy : Director at the Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide

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