Payam Akhavan

Professor of international law, McGill University

Payam Akhavan is a professor of international law at McGill University, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and a former UN prosecutor at The Hague, having worked as a human rights lawyer in Bosnia, Rwanda, and other conflict zones around the world. In 2017, he delivered the CBC Massey Lectures, published as “In Search of a Better World: A Human Rights Odyssey”, which became the bestselling non-fiction book in Canada. In June 2018, he visited the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in connection with potential investigations against the Myanmar leadership by the International Criminal Court.

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A chance at justice for the Rohingya?

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September 26, 2018

Following Canada’s declaration that crimes against the Rohingya constitute ‘genocide,’ Payam Akhavan asks: Do the refugee camps in Bangladesh hold the key to prosecutions by the International Criminal Court?