Myanmar


UNGA Passes Resolution Condemning Myanmar’s Human Rights Abuses Against Rohingya

The UN General Assembly, in a vote of 134-9 with 28 abstentions, issued a condemnation of Myanmar’s human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities in the state. Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority country under the leadership of Aung San Suu-Kyi, has long deemed the Rohingya to be ethnic Bengalis […]


New Resolution By The UN Condemns The Human Rights Abuses In Myanmar

On Friday, the United Nations general assembly passed a resolution, with 134 countries voting in favour of it, condemning the human rights abuses in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims and other minorities. Myanmar has been urged by the UN to protect all ethnic minorities and bring human rights abusers to justice. […]


Myanmar’s Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Denies Accusations Of Genocide Before The International Court Of Justice

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi defended Myanmar’s government against accusations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague during three days of hearings that went from December 10th to the 13th. Addressing 17 judges from around the world, the leader dismissed the claims […]


Aung San Suu Kyi To Defend Myanmar Against Accusations Of Genocide

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was once seen as a champion for human rights, is preparing to defend her country against accusations of genocide. Myanmar’s military has committed atrocities against the ethnic Rohingya Muslims, including mass murder, rape, and arson. The Gambia, a West African state, backed by […]


The Silence Is Deafening

Earlier this month, British-Bangladeshi film-maker Leesa Gazi released her award winning documentary feature ‘Rising Silence’ to the British public. The documentary tracks the story of four sisters who were abducted during the 1971 war in which East Pakistan broke with West Pakistan to become Bangladesh. During the nine-month war of […]


Myanmar Sued For Rohingya Genocide In ICJ’s First Humanitarian Crisis Lawsuit

On November 13, civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Min Aung Hlang along with several other top Myanmar officials faced first legal action over the Rohingya crisis. The International Criminal Court has approved a full investigation of crimes against the Rohingya minority, according to Reuters from the […]


Why Is This Small African Nation Taking Myanmar To The ICJ And Where Is The Rest Of The World?

The small West African nation of the Gambia, has filed a charge to take Myanmar to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to face charges for the crime of Genocide. The Gambia has its own recent history of serious human rights violations. The former Jammeh regime was characterized by extrajudicial […]


Bangladesh Plans Evacuation Of Rohingya To Island 1

On October 21st, the Government of Bangladesh announced that it planned to evacuate a hundred thousand Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char, a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, as a measure to ease overcrowding of refugee camps established in the vicinity of Cox’s Bazar, the Boston Globe reported on […]


21 Rohingya Adults, As Well As Children, Detained Amidst Myanmar Crisis

Recently, Myanmar’s authorities imprisoned 21 Rohingya and they inhumanely detained children. Human Rights Watch’s Asia director, Brad Adams, explains the main reason by saying, “These 30 men, women, and children are being punished for simply seeking an escape from the daily brutality they’ve been subjected to for years.” The Myanmar […]


Two Years Later, The Rohingya Are Still Refugees

It has been two years since the campaign of violence which killed thousands of Rohingya and displaced more than 700,000 began, but fires still rage across Myanmar. Rohingya who remain in the country are confined to internment camps, imprisoned without citizenship, justice, or recourse. Those Rohingya who escaped to refugee […]