School of Law

PhD Student Natalie Brinham co-authors op-ed piece 'New secretive deal between UN, Myanmar smells foul'

26 June 2018

Natalie Brinham, PhD student at Queen Mary, co-authored an opinion piece published in Andadolu Agency about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Rohingya repatriations from Bangladesh to Myanmar. The piece states: “On 6 June, the two UN agencies with mandates for refugee protection and “development” inked the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Myanmar, a hybrid military-Aung-San-Suu-Kyi regime. Knut Osby, UN’s man in Yangon, took to the Twittersphere, putting the spin that “Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomes the agreement”, whose content is treated as if it were Myanmar’s top national security secret.”

Ms Brinham was also quoted in a news article for Anadolu Agency.