Media Release: Myanmar’s Approach to Coronavirus is Putting Lives at Risk

 • Myanmar’s claims about caseload are “dangerous and deeply irresponsible” • Bangladesh should lift restrictions in Rohingya refugee camps The government of Myanmar is putting lives at risk, including tens of thousands of Rohingya people trapped in camps in Rakhine State, by turning a blind eye to the threat of coronavirus, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said today.
| Burma Affairs, Rohingya in Arakan, BROUK |

Drinks giant Kirin reviews Myanmar army ties over genocide funding accusations

Kirin has stakes in two breweries and donated directly to the military, which the UN says is ‘indefensible’ Japanese beverages giant Kirin – parent brewer of a suite of Australian beer brands such as XXXX, Tooheys, and James Squire – could pull out of the brewery it co-owns with the Myanmar military, after facing international condemnation for its business partnership
| Myanmar |

Trading diplomacy: Why is Britain silent on a growing human rights crisis in Bangladesh?

The rollback of democracy and human rights in Bangladesh should matter to the UK. As a long-term ally, Britain is Bangladesh’s third largest export’s destination, the fifth largest source of remittances, and the second largest foreign investor. On the 17 th January, a court in Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for a respected independent newspaper editor,
| Brexit & Foreign Policy, Media Bias, global britain |

The persecuted Rohingya now have legal protection, but will it amount to anything? | Francis Wade

The ICJ ruling on Myanmar is a rare bright point in a woeful international response. Unfortunately its powers are limited On Thursday the internet in Kutupalong, a city-sized refugee camp in south-eastern Bangladesh, was switched back on for a few hours. The camp’s residents gathered around their phones as, 5,000 miles away in The Hague, the international court of justice
| Rohingya |

Rohingya Muslims: World court orders Myanmar to prevent genocide

BBC The International Court of Justice has ordered measures to prevent the genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar (formerly Burma). The decision comes despite de facto leader Aun San Suu Kyi defending her country against the accusations in person last month. Thousands of Rohingya died and more than 700,000 fled to Bangladesh during an army crackdown
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, ICJ |

UN's top court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide

Momentous pronouncement at Hague rejects Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country’s military Myanmar has been ordered by the United Nations’ highest court to prevent genocidal violence against its Rohingya Muslim minority and preserve any evidence of past crimes. In a momentous and unanimous decision, the international court of justice (ICJ) in The Hague imposed emergency “provisional measures”
| Rohingya |

Myanmar inquiry into treatment of Rohingya condemned as 'cover-up'

Government-appointed investigators failed to meet alleged rape victims living in Bangladesh A Myanmar government-backed inquiry that dismissed allegations of genocide against the Rohingya has been condemned as a deeply flawed cover-up, after it failed to interview a single victim of rape. The full report of the panel inquiry, which has been criticised by the UN , was not
| Rohingya |

Media Release: Myanmar Investigation Tries to “Sweep the Rohingya Genocide Under the Carpet”

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK For Immediate Release 20th January 2020 Myanmar’s deeply flawed investigation into human rights abuses in Rakhine State is another attempt to whitewash the Tatmadaw’s brutal violence against the Rohingya, the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) said. The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) today announced that its
| Rohingya in Arakan, BROUK, Genocide |

ICJ To Deliver Its Order over Genocide Case on January 23

THE HAGUE — In a press release issued on January 15, ICJ announced that the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver, on Thursday 23 January 2020, its Order on the request for the indication of provisional measures made by The Gambia in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (The Gambia v.
| Rohingya in Arakan, Rohingya |

ICJ to Rule on Emergency Measures in Myanmar Genocide Case

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on January 23, the Gambian Ministry of Justice said on Twitter on Monday. The mainly Muslim West African country filed the suit in November, alleging Myanmar was committing “an ongoing genocide” against its minority Muslim Rohingya population.
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, ICJ |

Australian craft beer brewer faces criticism over partnership with Myanmar military

Brewer’s parent company, Kirin, provides foreign currency to military accused of genocide Australian craft beer brewer Lion Little World has faced international criticism over a business partnership with the Myanmar military, which is accused of genocide in its persecution of the Rohingya ethnic and religious minority. Australia-based Lion Little World Beverages is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese beverage
| Myanmar |

UN condemns Myanmar over human rights abuses against Rohingya

General assembly’s vote in favour of resolution also calls on Myanmar to urgently combat incitement of hatred The United Nations general assembly has approved a resolution condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. The 193-member body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions on Friday in favour of
| Myanmar |

Military Shot Dead A Young Rohingya In Maungdaw

MAUNGDAW — A Rohingya youth is believed to be shot dead by the military in Kyun Pauk Pyu Su village of Northern Maungdaw, Arakan State on December 21, 2019. Following multiple gunshots in the evening, the military officers informed the village administration of a dead body laying down in an old grave. The villagers along with the members of village administration
| Rohingya in Arakan, military, Rohingya |

Myanmar’s Repatriation Preparation Meaningless, says Refugee Representative

Representatives from Rohingya genocide survivors described Myanmar’s preparation for the repatriation of its deported citizens as “meaningless” as it is the same as the previous plan presented in the last meeting, without refugees’ least demands being met. It has been presented in the meeting between refugee representatives and delegation from Myanmar and ASEAN held on Dec. 18, 2019 at CiC office of
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Repatriation |

180 Arakanese Rohingya Boat People Fleeing Genocide Arrested Off Kawthaung

A boat carrying nearly 200 Arakanese Rohingya trying to flee the genocide arrested by Myanmar navy at around 155 miles off the coast of Kawthaung, the southernmost township of Myanmar on Dec. 15, at 8 pm, according to VOA. Myanmar Army media spokesman Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun confirmed that they are Rohingya and mostly women and minors. They were about to
| Rohingya in Arakan, Boat people, Rakhine |

The Rohingya Finally Got Their Day in Court. For Most of Them It was a First.

By Christian Caryl An extraordinary event took place in the Netherlands this week: a hearing at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that is a first small step toward justice for one of the world’s longest-suffering minority groups. On Thursday, an ICJ panel wound up the first phase of a legal process aimed at determining whether Myanmar
| Opinions |

Rohingya fury at Aung San Suu Kyi’s genocide denial to world court

Muslim victims of Myanmar ‘clearances’ voice outrage as peace prize winner dismisses atrocity charges When Aung San Suu Kyi rose to denounce genocide charges against her country at the “world court” last week, three victims of Myanmar’s ethnic violence were sitting close behind the Nobel peace prize winner – disbelieving and seething with anger. Hamida Khatun, Yousuf Ali and Hasina
| Rohingya |

Regional Rule Still Practiced in Rohingya Documentation

Contrary to NLD’s stand over the naming of Rohingya, household lists and birth certificates are being issued to Rohingya in Sittwe labeling them racially as Bengali, in the wake of the continued attempt to Bengalize Rohingya ethnically. On Dec. 7, 2019, the township directorate from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population ordered IDP camp in-charges to issue household lists,
| Rohingya in Arakan, Myanmar, NLD |

Israel gives Myanmar ‘tools, space’ for genocide of Rohingya Muslims: Haaretz

Bethlehem/PNN/ The Haaretz newspaper has shed light on Israel’s “shameful role” in Myanmar’s state-sponsored genocidal campaign against Rohingya Muslims, citing Tel Aviv’s arms sales to the Southeast Asian as well as the regime’s attempts to forge closer relations with the country’s officials. An opinion piece written by journalist Charles Dunst and published by the Israeli …
| International, IOF, Israel |

The Guardian view on Myanmar and genocide: humanity on trial | Editorial

Criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi’s defence of her country must not overshadow the issue at the heart of the case at the international court of justice: the ongoing suffering of Rohingya Muslims Aung San Suu Kyi’s decision to personally defend Myanmar in the genocide case at the international court of justice this week has torn away any
| Myanmar |

The Ignoble Fall of a Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Appearing before 17 judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto civilian leader of Myanmar, became a public apologist for the military government of Myanmar which has long been accused of genocide and forcing over 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a […] The post The
| Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Civil Society |

Myanmar's Rohingya say 'world will judge' Suu Kyi's denial of genocide

Leaders in refugee camps says justice will be delivered based on the evidence they have provided of Myanmar atrocities Rohingya refugees have hit back at Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims at the international court of justice in testimony on Wednesday after she denied that Myanmar’s armed forces were guilty of genocide against the Muslim minority. Suu Kyi
| Rohingya |

Factchecking Aung San Suu Kyi's claims over genocide allegations

Myanmar leader tells court in The Hague that civilian deaths were not genocide but part of a civil war She might have been saving her best defence for the highest stage of all. But the arguments advanced by Aung San Suu Kyi at The Hague in response to allegations including genocide were much the same as the Burmese leader has
| Aung San Suu Kyi |

Aung San Suu Kyi tells court: Myanmar genocide claims ‘factually misleading’

De facto PM defends actions of government, saying attacks were initiated by insurgents The Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s government against accusations of genocide at the international court of justice, calling the allegations an “incomplete and misleading factual picture of the situation”. Addressing a bench of 17 judges from around the world, the
| Myanmar |

Aung San Suu Kyi denies genocide charges against Myanmar – video

Aung San Suu Kyi has dismissed allegations of state violence against Rohingya Muslims at The Hague. Speaking on the second day of hearings at the International Court of Justice in the genocide case against Myanmar, the country's de facto prime minister denied there had been genocidal intent in her government't treatment of the Rohingya and blamed the conflict on an
| Myanmar |

Shan Communities Support Genocide Lawsuit Against Burma

Seventeen Shan organizations jointly released a statement supporting the ongoing legal case rehearsal in ICJ against Burma. The statement was released a day before the hearings begin in the Hague signed by seventeen communities. “We, the undersigned Shan communities, strongly support the international legal cases being brought against Burma’s military leaders, who have authorized atrocities against the country’s ethnic peoples for decades with impunity.”
| Burma Affairs, Genocide, Justice |

A Reflect on Why the Current Case Against Myanmar in ICJ Is Crucial

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived at the Hague to defend Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, against charges of genocide of the Rohingya people, as brought on by the Gambia. Gambia’s Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambadou on Tuesday said in his opening remarks: “All that the Gambia asks is that […] The post A
| Crime & Justice, Featured, Headlines |

Aung San Suu Kyi impassive as genocide hearing begins

World’s failure to act over Myanmar is ‘stain on collective conscience’, UN court told Aung San Suu Kyi has sat impassively through graphic accounts of mass murder and rape perpetrated by Myanmar’s military at the start of a three-day hearing into allegations of genocide at the UN’s highest court. “I stand before you to awaken the conscience of
| Aung San Suu Kyi |

High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit

From democracy champion to defending Myanmar against genocide charges, the shock decision by civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to face the UN's top court risks further damaging her image overseas and deepening the siege mentality at home. The post High stakes: Myanmar’s Lady gambles image in Rohingya genocide lawsuit appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Burma, Insights, News |

Rohingya Activists Gather at the Hague in Pursuit and Hope of Justice

Many Rohingya activists and friends from all over the world arrived at the Hague in pursuit and hope of justice for the victims of genocide. They came to join the Mass Rohingya Solidarity Rally (the Right Rally) that will be ongoing for two days, 10 – 11 December, before ICJ of the Hague. The participants in the rally are scheduled to
| Burma Affairs, Gambia, Genocide |

A legal briefing by The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published a legal briefing on the hearing on provisional measures to be held at the International Court of Justice on 10-12 December 2019 in the case of  The Gambia v Myanmar . Introduction This briefing note focusses on the upcoming hearing between The Gambia and Myanmar on the narrow issue of
| Analysis |

Rohingya Campaigners: Boycott Myanmar

On the occasion of International Genocide Day on 9th December 2019, Rohingya Campaigners have launched a global boycott movement in London, UK calling corporations, foreign investors, professional and cultural organizations to cut off their institutional ties with Myanmar ahead of Myanmar’s genocide trial at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Full text is as follows:
| Burma Affairs, Boycott, ICJ |

Karen, Mon Communities Welcome Lawsuit Against Myanmar

Karen (48 organizations) and Mon communities worldwide welcome the ICJ lawsuit filed by the Gambia against Myanmar for committing genocide against its Rohingya minority. They…
| Burma Affairs, Gambia, Genocide |

The Story Behind The Gambia’s Lawsuit against Myanmar over the Rohingya Genocide

On Nov. 11, the Gambia filed a lawsuit against Myanmar in the International Court of Justice for the southeast asian country’s atrocities against the Rohingya population. Over the past years, hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh for refuge, sparking one of the more dire refugee crises of the decade. They continue […] The post The
| Armed Conflicts, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice |

‘My dignity is destroyed’: the scourge of sexual violence in Cox’s Bazar

With rape and domestic abuse endemic in the lawless refugee camp, safe spaces have been set up to help the women affected In a small, dark hut within the world’s largest refugee settlement, a fan hums quietly as Faizal speaks. He says that last month his 12-year-old sister was raped here in their home. The little girl sits in silence
| Sexual violence |

Myanmar’s Northern Alliance Releases Statement Against Tatmadaw, Rohingya

Members of Northern Alliance MNTJP/MNDAA, PSLF/TNLA and ULA/AA excluding KIA jointly released a self-contradictory statement on Nov. 28, 2019 in support of the trial against…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Rakhine |

Rohingya in Malaysia Pays Gratitude to International Community

Around a hundred Rohingyas gathered for paying thanks to the global community for fighting Rohingya’s justice at the international level in Kampung Pandan of Kuala…
| Rohingya in Malaysia, Genocide, ICC |

With the UN Security Council in Paralysis, Are there New Hopes for Rohingya Muslims?

The 15-member UN Security Council (UNSC) stands virtually paralyzed in the face of genocide charges against the government of Myanmar where over 730,000 to one million Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee to neighboring Bangladesh since a 2016 crackdown by Myanmar’s military. A team of U.N. investigators has declared that the crackdown was carried […] The post With
| Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Civil Society |

Kachin Welcomes Gambia’s Move Against Myanmar

Kachin Nation Organization (KNO) overwhelmingly welcomes Gambia’s filing of a lawsuit against Myanmar at the UN’s highest court, International Court of Justice (ICJ) supporting the…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Lawsuit |

ICC Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya

Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016. The pre-trial judges “accepted that there exists a reasonable basis to believe widespread and/or systematic acts of violence may have been committed that could qualify as crimes against […] The post ICC
| Asia-Pacific, Headlines, Human Rights |

ICC Approves Inquiry into Myanmar’s Alleged Crimes against Rohingya

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Crimes against Rohingya, ICC |

War crimes court approves inquiry into violence against Rohingya

Myanmar is accused of mass persecution and ‘ongoing genocide’ of Muslim minority Judges at the international criminal court (ICC) have authorised a full-scale investigation into allegations of mass persecution and crimes against humanity that forced at least 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee Myanmar into neighbouring Bangladesh. The ruling, which sets a significant precedent in expanding the jurisdiction of the
| Myanmar |

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi faces first legal action over Rohingya crisis

Case launches in Argentina under ‘universal jurisdiction’ demanding justice over ‘existential threat’ to minority Aung San Suu Kyi is among several top Myanmar officials named in a case filed in Argentina for crimes against Rohingya Muslims, the first time the Nobel Laureate has been legally targeted over the crisis. Rohingya and Latin American human rights groups submitted the lawsuit
| Aung San Suu Kyi |

A.S Suu Kyi, Min Aung Hlaing Named in Argentine Lawsuit over Crimes against Rohingya

Former democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and military chief Min Aung Hlaing are among several top Myanmar officials named on Wednesday (Nov 13) in…
| Burma Affairs, Argentine, Aung San Suu Kyi |

At UN court, Gambia accuses Myanmar of genocide against Rohingya

The Gambia instituted proceedings against Myanmar on Monday before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal UN judicial organ, alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Specifically, The Gambia argues that “from around October 2016 the Myanmar military and other Myanmar security forces began widespread and systematic ‘clearance operations’ against the
| News |

Canada supports Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar

Canada has said it will support a genocide prosecution of the Myanmar government for systemic violence that forced more than 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee their country. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement the move will advance accountability for the crime of genocide, which includes mass murder, systemic discrimination, hate speech and sexual and gender-based violence.
| News |

Rohingya Globally Thank Gambia For Seeking Justice for Them

Rohingya in homeland and diaspora individually and collectively thank Gambia, its people and government for seeking justice for Rohingya, a victim of genocide by Myanmar.…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Gambia, Genocide |

Gambia Files Rohingya Genocide Case against Myanmar at World Court

THE HAGUE: Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Gambia, Genocide |