Myanmar


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 […]


The Rohingya Crisis: Uncertainty About Those Living In The World’s Largest Refugee Settlement

According to the UN Refugee Agency, there are approximately 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. Among them are nearly 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. One community embroiled within these bleak statistics are the Rohingya people. A predominantly Muslim minority from Myanmar, also […]


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 […]


The Rohingya Crisis: Two Years On

Sunday, August 25, 2019 marks two years since more than 730 thousand Rohingya refugees fled violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State. 200 thousand Rohingya rallied to mark “Genocide Remembrance Day” in refugee camps in Bangladesh. The abrupt exodus in 2017 was sparked by harsh counter-insurgency involving mass rapes, killings and […]


Myanmar And Bangladesh Agree To Start Repatriation Effort

Last week, the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh agreed to begin the process of repatriation of Rohingya Muslims from refugee camps in Bangladesh to the Rakhine State. According to Myint Thu, a spokesman for Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Abdul Hassan Mahmood Ali, a Bangladeshi foreign minister, 3,540 refugees […]


Myanmar’s Top Officials Banned From Entering The U.S.A.

The U.S. have banned Myanmar’s top general, several senior officers and their families from entering the States, in response to accusations of gross violations of human rights against Rohingya Muslims. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated there was credible evidence to suggest that the Burmese officials were complicit in […]


Addressing Repatriation Of Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Hundreds and thousands of people trapped in crude camps forced out of Myanmar, a country where they are denied basic human rights and not even recognized as citizens by the government. This is the current situation of the Rohingya people living in Bangladesh as refugees. In August 2017, a small […]