After three days of hearings in The Hague over Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya, Rae shares his thoughts on what comes next.
Eva Salinas / @eva_sita
Former Managing Editor, Open Canada.
Eva Salinas is the former Managing Editor of Open Canada. She holds an MA with McMaster University’s Institute on Globalization, where her research focused on Latin America, foreign policy and critical security studies. She was previously the Editor of The Santiago Times in Chile, where she was also a freelance correspondent for the Globe and Mail, The Times of London, and the CBC, among others. She has also worked for the Financial Post, Journalists for Human Rights, and Athletes for Africa, where she remains a board member. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and studied international reporting at City University in London, UK. She is also the author of Latin Americans Thought of It, an educational book for children.
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