Michael Polak Chairs Panels at International Conference: ‘The Xinjiang Crisis: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Justice’ held at Newcastle University

Michael Polak
By: Michael Polak September 14, 2021

Church Court Chamber’s barrister Michael Polak chaired two panels at the ground-breaking conference hosted by Newcastle University on ‘The Xinjiang Crisis: Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, Justice’ organised by Dr Jo Riley. Michael Polak chaired a panel on ‘Pursuing Reparations for Xinjiang Harms’ on 3 Sept 2021. On this panel were Rodney Dixon QC, Marie Martin from Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network,  John Packer from the University of Ottawa, James Goldston from New York University School of Law, and Erin Farrell Rosenberg Senior Fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights. This session can be viewed here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqP3KRVNOfo

Michael also chaired a session on States’ Responsibility to Protect Before Genocide with Tatyana Eatwell, Luke De Pulford from Coalition for Genocide Response and Coordinator of IPAC, Tim Loughton MP, Kate Ferguson from Protection Approaches, Nury Turkel from the Hudson Institute, and Rushan Abbas from Campaign for Uyghurs. This session can be viewed here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_u5gock-ao

Michael is available for instructions in international matters by contacting his clerks on clerks@timm283.sg-host.com or 020 7936 3637

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