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We speak often about the destruction of documents, and the lack of documentation, but Rohingya presence, number of family members, amount of land is documented annually by the government. So it’s not that they’re not documented, they are not documented in a manner that allows them rights. Do we have any idea how this documentation is used/weaponized by the government? Where just records are housed?
In India, we would be interested in more information/sources (after the webinar if needed) on: 1. statelessness/discrimination against non Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State raised by Natalie. 2. Is any research / public info available on returns from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to Bangladesh? Are these returns taking place unilaterally? Is BGL consulted when Gulf States want to return irregular migrants (Roh or Bangladeshi)?
What do you think the chances are that Myanmar will actually change the 1982 Citizenship Law to include the Rohingya? Especially with the 2020 elections coming up next year.
What role does China play in this process? They are getting more and more involved outside of the UN structures and have offered to be a peace mediator.
The land issue has now been 'solved' with the VFV Land Amendment that came into effect in March.....
Isabel Ros Lopez
Thank you very much José, Amal, Natalie and Nina for a really informative session and your time. Would you be happy to share the slides you used (or script in the case of Natalie) with us? I would be grateful.
We will check with the speakers and if they are happy share the slides via the website
Thanks for a great webinar!