Apr 21, 2019

UNPO, HIHR and KKF to hold Second Symposium on the Khmer-Krom's Right to Self-Determination


On Saturday 1 June 2019, the Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation (KKF), the Hawaii Institute for Human Rights (HIHR) and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) will hold their Second Symposium on the Khmer-Krom’s Right to Self-Determination. The event, to take place at the Peace Palace in the Hague, the Netherlands, from 9:00 to 17:00, will commemorate the forced merger of Cochinchina with Annam and Tonkin to form the State of Vietnam, without the Khmer-Krom’s consent.

Registration is now closed.

Information contact:  j.grandmont@unpo.org

The KKF, the HIHR and the UNPO have long been working together to promote and encourage a greater respect for the rights of the Khmer-Krom. In 2006, the three partners successfully organised a first symposium entitled “Self-Determination in International Law” at the City Hall in The Hague. 13 years after this event, their second symposium on the Khmer-Krom will remember the forced transfer of Kampuchea-Krom and bring together public officials, academics and activists to discuss ways in which the Khmer-Krom can today advocate for their right to self-determination and how the international community can better support this right.

In the morning, following a keynote address and introductory speeches from the co-organisers, the conference will consist in a moderated discussion focusing on the history of Kampuchea-Krom and the right to self-determination, including interventions from other nations and peoples having advocated for or seeking respect for their right to decide. This discussion will be held in English. 

The afternoon will consist in discussions and commemorations, held in Khmer. 

During lunch time, a buffet will be available for participants. 

 

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Registration is now closed.

Information contact:  j.grandmont@unpo.org

 

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