Confronting Elusiveness: Demanding Accountability in Southeast Asia
In Southeast Asia many countries have experienced and continue to experience human rights violations, for which the perpetrators have not been brought to justice and efforts. In spite of the elusiveness to find out the truth and ascertain responsibilities have proven elusive, all over the region people are still trying to bring greater accountability. SEA Junction’s inaugural panel held in the morning of 25 June 2016 focused on these courageous efforts and the cross-border sharing of experiences. Hosted by the Asia Centre and moderated by Rosalia Sciortino, SEA Junction Founder and Director, the panel consisted of Galuh Wandita, Co-founder and Director at Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) who shared efforts to confront enduring impunity in Indonesia and Timor Leste, Aung Khaing Min, Advocacy and Research Officer Burma Partnership talking about reconciliation and transitional justice in Myanmar, and Edgardo Legaspi, Executive Director, Southeast Asian Press Alliance highlighting the cycle of impunity for crimes against journalists and activists in Southeast Asia.
The event also featured the presentation of the book “Enduring Impunity” a compilation of stories of women survivors in Indonesia, Timor Leste and Myanmar. In the afternoon at 5pm SEA-Junction, was launched at the Bangkok Art and Cultural Center.
Most of the photos are by Michelle DCruz, with the remaining by Rosalia Sciortino.