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How the UN has failed the Rohingya

  • Rohingya villagers in Maung Hna Ma, Buthidaung township, northern Rakhine state. (Reuters) The fundamental purpose of the UN is to uphold and promote human rights for all human beings on the planet. Yet, time and time again, the institutions of the UN have failed to prevent even ...
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Radical US solution to Rohingya crisis not a sane move

  • During a June 13 hearing on the US State Department’s budget for South Asia, Rep. Bradley Sherman, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Asia Pacific of the Congress, submitted a proposal to address the genocide in Myanmar’s Rakhine state against the Rohingya by reapportioning Rakhine from the sover...
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UN reform needed to meet global challenges

  • Unidentified men carry knives and slingshots as they walk past a burning house in Gawdu Tharya village near Maungdaw in Rakhine state, northern Myanmar. (AFP) Genocides do not start with mass murder. They always start with words. They always start by ensuring a given group is see...
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The moral blunder in the Balkans

  • French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent statement that Bosnia is a ‘ticking time-bomb’ have caused outrage in the Balkan country. (Reuters) The French ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina was summoned by Sarajevo last week over President Emmanuel Macron’s remarks in an intervie...
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Sanctions on Myanmar the only leverage world has left

  • Aung San Suu Kyi attends a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. (Reuters) Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) into the Rohingya...
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International law in spotlight following Myanmar genocide verdict

  • The Rohingya, who have been described by the UN as the most persecuted minority in the world, experienced a glimmer of hope last week, when the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered a remarkable ruling that those members of the community remaining in Myanmar currently face a credible t...
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How Africa’s smallest country became a human rights giant

  • Gambia’s Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing in a case filed by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. (Reuters) Gam...
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The ICJ’s Rohingya ruling could affect the geopolitical global order

  • The ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in January calling on Myanmar to undertake a set of Provisional Measures to protect the Rohingya minority could indirectly have a major impact on the global order. The first important aspect of the ruling is the setting of the precedent t...
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Idlib the latest example of UN’s irrelevance

  • Syrians stand on the rubble of a destroyed building that covers a street after Assad regime airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province. (AP Photo)  Almost a decade after it started — and after many, many chemical weapons attacks on civilian populations, the systemati...
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UN’s political process complicit in ongoing Syrian disaster

  • The Syrian civil war has just entered its 10th year. In that time, we have seen the major global powers use the land of Syria as a proxy war chess board; the rise and eventual fall of Daesh, the most egregious terrorist group in modern history; a government deploy chemical weapons and starvatio...
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