Our Work

  • MEI-Article

    The Gambia Charges Genocide at the World Court: Pursuing and Achieving Justice for the Rohingya

    February 18, 2020
    Middle East Institute, Washington D.C.

    This article, written by Djaouida Siaci, discusses the efforts taken by The Gambia, on behalf of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to bring Myanmar's State Counsellor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, at the World Court for her country's blatant violations of its obligations under the 1948 Genocide Convention.

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  • CNN Article

    The International Court of Justice ordered Myanmar to prevent genocide against Rohingya.

    January 23, 2020
    CNN

    The top court of the United Nations has ordered Myanmar to prevent acts of genocide against the country's persecuted Rohingya minority and to stop destroying evidence, in a landmark case at The Hague........The court ruled that Myanmar must take all steps within its power to prevent acts against the Rohingya ....



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  • The Center for Global Policy announces the launch of the Rohingya Legal Forum.

    November 10, 2019
    Center for Global Policy, Washington D.C.

    Prof. John Packer, Prof. Allan Rock, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim and Djaouida Siaci among the group of prominent international law experts and jurists who will research and develop innovative mechanisms for legal accountability on the Rohingya genocide

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  • Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice.

    November 4, 2019
    International Court of Justice, The Hague

    The Rohingya Support Group makes arrangements for Razia Sultana, a Rohingya activist and need-to-give-name-of-person to attend the conference at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

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  • International Conference on National, Regional and International Mechanisms to Combat Impunity and Ensure Accountability under International Law

    April 14-15, 2019
    Doha, Qatar

    Djaouida Siaci was invited to present a working paper during the working group on Access to justice (Basic Principles and Guidelines, 12 to 14), along with the Hon. Judge Kimberly Prost, Judge at the International Criminal Court, and Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Head of the International Impartial Independent Mechanisms Investigating Serious Crimes on Syria.

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  • University of Ottawa International Law Speaker Series



    February 28, 2019
    University of Ottawa, Canada

    Djaouida Siaci attended the conference on behalf of The Rohingya Support Group and speaks about The Mass Rape of Rohingya Women and Girls: Charging Genocide Against Burma's Military.





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  • The International Conference on Protection and Accountability in Burma

    February 8-9, 2019
    Columbia University, NY

    Professor John Packer, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim and Djaouida Siaci attended the conference on behalf of The Rohingya Support Group.


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  • Center for Global Policy,
    Washington D.C.
    November 10, 2019

    Prof. John Packer, Prof. Allan Rock, Dr. Azeem Ibrahim and Djaouida Siaci at the launch of the Rohingya Legal Forum at the Center for Global Policy.



Objectives

  • Awareness

    To raise the plight of the Rohingya as a priority in the eyes of the international community, populations, and leaders.

  • Humanitarian Provision

    To provide food, shelter, healthcare, including maternity provision and to restore dignity to the displaced Rohingya community.

  • Permanence

    To move the response from a provisional, temporary response by private actors and affected governments to an enduring commitment to provide permanent, institutional response from the international community, acting in concert.

  • Long Term Settlement

    Efforts to ease the humanitarian situation of the Rohingya should be seen not as an end, but as the first step of a journey towards a long-term political settlement which enables the Rohingya people to live in safety, peace, and due national and international political representation. For this, we believe that the recommendations of Kofi Annan's Rakhine Commission form a sound basis.


Our Team

President »

Allan Rock, President of RSG

Allan Rock

Allan Rock is the President of the Rohingya Support Group. He is also President Emeritus of the University of Ottawa and a Professor in its Faculty of Law, where he teaches International Humanitarian Law and Public and Constitutional Law.

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Vice President »

John Packer, Vice President of RSG

John Packer

John Packer is Director of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre and Neuberger-Jesin Professor of International Conflict Resolution in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He was an inter- governmental official for 20 years (UNHCR, ILO, OHCHR, UNDPA, OSCE) and has advised numerous governments, communities and other actors in over fifty countries..

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Vice President »

Djaouida Siaci, Vice President of RSG

Djaouida Siaci

Mrs. Siaci is an international lawyer and the Vice President of RSG. She specializes in cross-border litigation and criminal investigation. Mrs. Siaci's career spans private practice, in-house, and government service in Washington, DC; Paris and Abu Dhabi.

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Vice President & Secretary »

Mohammed Boussaidane, Vice President & Secretary of RSG

Mohammed Boussaidane

Mohammed Boussaidane is a senior international consultant with over 25 years of leadership and management experience in the field of institutional development; public law and policy initiatives; community outreach initiatives; strategic counseling and crisis management.

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Vice President »

Azeem Ibrahim, Vice President of RSG

Azeem Ibrahim

Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College and member of the Board of Directors at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at the Department of War Studies at Kings College London University.

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Presentations & Articles


Featured Publication

Djaouida Siaci MEI Article

An article writtten by Djaouida Siaci on the mass rape of Rohingya women and girls, published in the Journal of the Washington D.C based Middle East Institute. This article was also featured in the Middle East-Asia Project landing page and incorporated into the series on Refugees Adrift? Responses to crisis in the MENA and Asia

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Books & Reports


The Rohingya Support Group

is dedicated to benefit, aid and assist the displaced Rohingya community by providing food, water, clothing, shelter, medical supplies, healthcare and other relief and resources, as well as seeking to help restore dignity to the displaced Rohingya community.