Catherine Renshaw is a Professor in the School of Law at Western Sydney University. Her most recent book is Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019). Her research focuses on Southeast Asia, regionalism, human rights and democratisation. Her work has a particular focus on Myanmar and she is a founding member of the Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project.
An empty chair in New York would be a potent reflection of the situation on the ground in post-coup Myanmar.
The doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect was meant to stop atrocities. Instead, it has become another empty mantra.
Many Southeast Asian nations have struggled with authoritarianism. Maybe the family can steer Myanmar straight.