At least two dozen ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that drifted for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, Bangladesh coastguard officials said on Thursday, following the rescue of 396 starving survivors. For years, Rohingya from Myanmar have boarded boats organised by smugglers in the hope of finding refuge in[…]
Hundreds of thousands of people displaced by conflict in Myanmar face a health “catastrophe” from the coronavirus pandemic, a rights group warned, as international calls grow for an end to fighting. Overcrowded camps with an estimated 350,000 people were “Covid-19 tinderboxes,” Human Rights Watch said. Myanmar has 16 confirmed infections[…]
The UN Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar must do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but failed to agree on a statement. Myanmar’s ally China as well as Vietnam, which is part of the regional Association of Southeast[…]
The Rohingya Muslim minority “remain at serious risk of genocide” said the United Nations’ top court on Thursday, as it ordered “provisional measures” against Myanmar. Myanmar had not proposed any measures aimed at ensuring the Rohingya’s right to exist, and conditions necessary for emergency measures to be taken in the[…]
On December 9, the world marked the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: a covenant signed in the wake of the Holocaust not only to punish genocide but to prevent it. And yet, the tatters of the shredded promise of “never again” were on display the very next[…]
In a speech on Wednesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that lasted about 30 minutes, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi defended her country’s military against allegations of genocide. The case, filed by The Gambia, accuses Myanmar of violating the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,[…]
Rohingya refugees have accused former Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in a testimony in which she denied that her country’s armed forces were guilty of genocide against the mostly Muslim minority group. “The world will judge their claim of no genocide[…]
Muslim-majority Rohingya demanded Myanmar be held to account at the United Nations‘s top court in The Hague, where Myanmar leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is set to defend the country against charges of genocide of the minority community. More than 730,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar in 2017 after a brutal military-led crackdown the[…]
Gambia, one of the smallest countries on the African continent, has filed a lawsuit at the United Nations’ top court accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. According to reports by Al Jazeera, “More than 730 000 Rohingya, most of them Muslims, fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following a[…]
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved a full investigation into Myanmar‘s alleged crimes against the Rohingya, as the Southeast Asian nation faces mounting legal pressure worldwide over the treatment of the minority ethnic group. ICC judges on Thursday backed a prosecution request to investigate allegations of crimes against humanity and persecution over[…]
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