Regressive, Arbitrary Identity Documentation Policies and Practices in Myanmar

Seminar/Forum

Regressive, Arbitrary Identity Documentation Policies and Practices in Myanmar

Room 920, Level 9
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street

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T: 90356720

law-statelessness@unimelb.edu.au

Whether the Rohingyas or ‘Bengalis’ are bona fide citizens and whether they have or deserve temporary and permanent identity documents are among most important questions in trying or helping to solve the chronic plight of the ‘stateless’ Rohingyas in Myanmar. However, actual citizenship and identity documentation policies and practices in Myanmar are regressive and arbitrary. Nyi Nyi Kyaw will discuss the three documents that the Rohingyas have held or are given instead of the more permanent Citizenship Scrutiny Card (CSC): the National Registration Card (NRC); the Temporary Identity Card (TIC or White Card); and the National Verification Card (NVC).

Presenter

  • Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw
    Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw, Visiting Fellow, Myanmar Studies Program