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America’s Rohingya genocide determination an important first step

  • Since the return of partial democracy in Myanmar in 2010, the Rohingya have been the target of persecution, ethnic cleansing and genocide. As of now, about 1 million Rohingya are living as refugees around Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, having fled the military violence of 2017. A further 600,000 ar...
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ASEAN countries sweep Rohingya issue under the rug

  • Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the ASEAN summit, June 26, 2020. (Reuters) When the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries met (virtually) for their annual summit last week, it seems they agreed to not put out any formal statement abo...
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Asia must call time on Myanmar’s junta

  • After the military coup in February, the government of Myanmar was formally run by a state administration council chaired by the leader of the military, Gen. Min Aung Hlaing. This form of executive power was provided for by the 2008 constitution for situations in which the military re-asserted ...
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Europe takes the first steps toward defending itself

  • Britain was arming Ukrainian forces, notably with NLAW anti-tank missile systems, before most European countries decided to do the same. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has insisted since January on keeping to Britain’s longstanding training and equipment programs with Ukrainian forces. ...
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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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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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ICJ the only feasible route to Rohingya genocide ruling

  • In 2016, it was possible for me to write a book, “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide,” that described the Rohingya as “unknown” and perhaps the most under-acknowledged persecuted community on the planet. At the moment, the Rohingya community is broadly split into three sections. 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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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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Myanmar coup once again exposes the futility of the UN Security Council

  • After the military coup in Myanmar on Feb. 1, some members of the UN Security Council moved swiftly to draft a condemnation. Just as swiftly, Beijing vetoed the effort, and the whole affair was done by Feb. 3. The justification invoked by the military leadership for the coup was election frau...
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