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 Gives Greenlight for Probe into Violent Crimes Against Rohingya appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| 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 war crimes court, is the second move against Myanmar this week at international tribunals in The Hague.
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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 in Argentina on Wednesday under the principle of “universal jurisdiction,” a legal concept enshrined in many countries’ laws.
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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 Rohingya group,” noted an ICJ press release. It said that the genocidal acts were aimed to destroy the Rohingya as
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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. The foreign minister noted that Canada, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Turkey, and France “have asserted that Myanmar committed genocide against the Rohingya.”
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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.
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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.
| 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 |

Gambia files Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at UN court

Application seeks punishment for culprits, compensation for victims and end to attacks Myanmar is to face accusations of genocide at the UN’s highest court over its treatment of Rohingya Muslims. A 46-page application has been submitted to the international court of justice by the Gambia, alleging Myanmar has carried out mass murder, rape and destruction of communities in Rakhine state. The Rohingya are Muslims who live in majority-Buddhist Myanmar. They are often described as "the world's
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A Rohingya Killed, Three Wounded, Houses Burnt in Rakhine Fight

Buthidaung – Three Rohingya civilians including a toddler and a woman are critically wounded in Kyar Nyo Pyin village of south-east Buthidaung and in Thayak…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, military |

Buddhist Extremist Slaughters a Rohingya Elderly in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw – A Buddhist Rakhine extremist killed a Rohingya elderly man in Pike Sei village (ပိုက်ဆိပ်ကျေးရွာ – locally known as Zailla Fara) of Kyawktaw township…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Murder, Rakhine |

Buddhist Extremist Slaughters a Rohingya Elderly in Kyauktaw

Kyauktaw – A Buddhist Rakhine extremist killed a Rohingya elderly man in Pike Sei village (ပိုက်ဆိပ်ကျေးရွာ – locally known as Zailla Fara) of Kyawktaw township…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Murder, Rakhine |

Male Rohingya rape victims 'too ashamed' to come forward

Rights groups and NGOs say male rape victims are too ashamed to talk about their ordeal and they have been largely overlooked by humanitarian agencies.
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NVC: A Masterminded Plan of Alienation

Yan Naing 1. NVC, National Verification Card has just introduced in 2014 by the Myanmar government and has been forcing Rohingya to accept it since…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Myanmar Military |

NVC: A Masterminded Plan of Alienation

Yan Naing 1. NVC, National Verification Card has just introduced in 2014 by the Myanmar government and has been forcing Rohingya to accept it since…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Myanmar Military |

Facebook and the great crypto con

How the world's largest social media company got into the questionable cryptocurrency market – and where it started to go wrong. “Today,” began a Facebook announcement in June of this year, “we’re sharing plans for Calibra”. Calibra is a financial services company, owned wholly by Facebook, which will “let people access and participate in the Libra network ”. At the
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Picturing the Future

A few years ago, cops raided the home of a teenager in Brooklyn and arrested him for posting a sequence of emoji on Facebook. Two officers on patrol had recently been killed in the borough, and tensions were running high. The offending post contained an emoji of a police officer followed by three emoji handguns, enough to procure an arrest warrant, apparently, on charges of making a “terroristic threat.” (The teen’s bail was set at $150,000, though
| Magazine, November 2019, Culture |

FFM’s Head says Risk of Genocide Recurring in Arakan

The head of a U.N. fact-finding mission on Myanmar warned Tuesday that “there is a serious risk of genocide recurring” against the estimated 600,000 members…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, Marzuki Darusman |

Even in NVC, Myanmar Not Walking the Talk

Despite the NVC became the subject-matter of the dispute between Myanmar and its Rohingya at the final point, even in this NVC and related issues…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, NVC |

The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good | Editorial

The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through. But the country’s progress remains precarious The list of Nobel peace prize winners encompasses the good and great, but also a few more curious nominees. Some were controversial from the first. Barack Obama was honoured before he had a chance to do anything significant with his office. Henry Kissinger was given the prize when he had already done far too much; the
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The Guardian view on Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel peace prize: so far, so good | Editorial

The decision to honour the Ethiopian prime minister recognises the astonishing changes he has pushed through. But the country’s progress remains precarious The list of Nobel peace prize winners encompasses the good and great, but also a few more curious nominees. Some were controversial from the first. Barack Obama was honoured before he had a chance to do anything significant with his office. Henry Kissinger was given the prize when he had already done far too much; the
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International Conclave on Justice, Accountability for Rohingya in the Netherlands

Experts from Bangladesh and abroad will meet at an international conclave on Rohingya crisis to be held in The Hague, Netherlands on October 18 to…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Accountability, Bangladesh |

Iraqi anger, Angolan water woes, and one-sided peace talks in Cameroon: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Deadly protests rock Iraq At least 44 people have been killed in three days of demonstrations across Iraq , with security forces in Baghdad reportedly firing at protesters who defied a curfew in Baghdad. Demonstrators have been taking to the streets over a lack of public services, unemployment, and alleged corruption. On Friday, Prime Minister Adel Abdel
| News |

Iraqi anger, Angolan water woes, and one-sided peace talks in Cameroon: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Deadly protests rock Iraq At least 44 people have been killed in three days of demonstrations across Iraq , with security forces in Baghdad reportedly firing at protesters who defied a curfew in Baghdad. Demonstrators have been taking to the streets over a lack of public services, unemployment, and alleged corruption. On Friday, Prime Minister Adel Abdel
| News |

Little Khatun Escaped Rape in Myanmar, Couldn’t in Bangladesh

Little Khatun perhaps escaped rape in Myanmar, but she could not in Bangladesh. Teknaf – A Rohingya refugee minor girl fell prey to sexual assault…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Army, Minor Rohingya |

‘GENOCIDE’: Malaysian Prime Minister Urges International Community to Act on Rohingya issue

NEW YORK: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday (Sep 24) called on the international community to urgently resolve the Rohingya crisis. “Let’s start by calling a spade, a…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide |

Rohingya’s Demands Trodden On During Tripartite Talks Over Repatriation

Demands of over a million Rohingya genocide survivors are totally ignored by China, Myanmar and Bangladesh jointly during a tripartite meeting over repatriation on the…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, China |

600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

YANGON — Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a “serious risk of genocide”, UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Burma genocide, Genocide |

600,000 Rohingya still in Burma at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN

ROHINGYA Muslims remaining in Burma still face a "serious risk of genocide", UN investigators said Monday, warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains "impossible". The post 600,000 Rohingya still in Burma at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
| Bangladesh, Burma, News |

NVC Holders Harassed, Applicants Rejected, Deniers Tortured

Maungdaw, ARAKAN: Though Myanmar government summarizes, of course deceitfully, solution of the Arakanese Rohingya problem in Rohingya’s acceptance of NVC, behind the practices of NVC…
| Rohingya in Arakan, Genocide, NVC |

Rohingya: A Plight from Father Sheikh to Daughter Sheikh

After the massive gathering of 2nd Genocide Anniversary commemoration, failure of second repatriation attempt and intentional false accusation against refugees of murdering Jubo leader, many…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Bangladesh, Rakhine |

Headlines for August 26, 2019

World Leaders Pledge Amazon Help as Trump Sends Mixed Signals About China at G7 Summit, Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif Makes Surprise Appearance at G7 to Hold Talks with European Officials, Protesters Call Out G7 Leaders over Corporate Ties, Climate Inaction and Inequality, Wildfires Continue to Consume Amazon as Public Outrage Grows, Police Deploy Water Cannons, Fire a Live Warning Shot at Hong Kong Protesters, Attacks in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq Add to Mounting Tensions in Middle East, EU Countries Say
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200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps

SOME 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh camp Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees. During the brutal August 2017 offensive, around 740,000 of the Muslim minority escaped Myanmar’s Rakhine state — joining those who had fled... Read more » The post 200,000 Rohingya rally to mark ‘Genocide Day’ in Bangladesh camps appeared first on Asian Correspondent
| Bangladesh, Burma, bangladesh |

25 August Observed Genocide Day by Rohingya Diaspora

Kuala Lumpur: Rohingya diaspora globally commemorated 2nd anniversary of Genocide Remembrance Day on 25 August 2019 as it marks the day of starting the last…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, 25 August, Genocide Day |

It’s Time to Indict Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide Against the Rohingya in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is an essential part of the decimation of the Rohingya Muslims in Burma. She should face trial. The post It’s Time to Indict Aung San Suu Kyi for Genocide Against the Rohingya in Myanmar appeared first on The Intercept .
| Mehdi Hasan, World |

Rohingyas Attacked in the wake of Local Leadership Rival’s Murder

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees in Camp No. 27, Block B, Jadimura, Teknaf are violently attacked by a local mob on Friday morning, following the murder…
| Rohingya in Bangladesh, Genocide, Refugee Camp |

Little Hope of Justice for Rohingya, Two Years after Exodus

Two years after the start of an exodus of Rohingya civilians from genocide-like attacks in Myanmar, members of the mainly Muslim minority have little hope of securing justice, rights or returning to their homes, according to the United Nations and aid groups. Reports this week from the U.N. and Oxfam, a charity, show that, on […] The post Little Hope of Justice for Rohingya, Two Years after Exodus appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Aid, Asia-Pacific, Development & Aid |

Headlines for August 23, 2019

U.N. Calls for Protection of the Amazon as Rainforest Burns at Record Pace, Indigenous Communities Say Brazil's President Is Encouraging Destruction of Forests, Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Green New Deal to Avert Climate Catastrophe, Democratic Leaders Reject Resolution Calling for Candidate Climate Debate, French Authorities to Crack Down on Protest as 13,000 Police Mobilize for G7 Summit, Syrian Forces Encircle Last Major Rebel-Held Stronghold in Hama Province, U.N.: Burmese Troops Had "Genocidal Intent" in Targeting Rohingya for Sexual Violence, Indonesia
| News |

Zimbabwe heats up, Yemen donors fail to pay up, and how women’s savings groups add up: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Zimbabwe’s government digs in Zimbabwe’s season of discontent is reaching a critical point. Police banned and broke up an opposition demonstration in Harare last Friday, and then this week prohibited protest gatherings in Bulawayo and Gweru . The main opposition party, the MDC, described the bans as “a crude form of political asphyxiation.” When the
| News |

Zimbabwe heats up, Yemen donors fail to pay up, and how women’s savings groups add up: The Cheat Sheet

Our editors’ weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. On our radar Zimbabwe’s government digs in Zimbabwe’s season of discontent is reaching a critical point. Police banned and broke up an opposition demonstration in Harare last Friday, and then this week prohibited protest gatherings in Bulawayo and Gweru . The main opposition party, the MDC, described the bans as “a crude form of political asphyxiation.” When the
| News |

At UNSC, Kuwait urges coordinating efforts to comply with international humanitarian law

The State of Kuwait has urged all parties to abide by and respect their obligations under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). This came in a speech by Kuwait’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi at a UN Security Council meeting held on Tuesday evening on the promotion and encouragement of respect for IHL. The year 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, which resulted in the most devastating war in humanity, the Second World War
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UN slams Israel arms sales to Myanmar in Rohingya genocide report

Israel’s sale of weapons to Myanmar has been criticised by the UN in a report calling on the international community to impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo on the south-east Asian nation. The UN report found that Myanmar companies bankrolled “brutal operations” in villages in Rakhine state stormed by soldiers during which thousands were slaughtered, many were burned alive in their homes, and women and children were raped. In its report submitted to the 39th session of the Human
| Asia & Americas, International Organisations, Israel |

UN Report Slams Israel for Selling Arms to Myanmar Army despite Muslim Rohingya ‘Genocide’

A United Nations fact-finding mission called on Monday for an embargo on arms sales to Myanmar and for targeted sanctions on businesses with connections to the military after finding they are funding human rights abuses. UN investigators [...] The post UN Report Slams Israel for Selling Arms to Myanmar Army despite Muslim Rohingya ‘Genocide’ appeared first on Palestine Chronicle .
| Blog, News, Human Rights |

Don’t Do Business with Genocide – BROUK Calls for Sanctions on Burmese Military Companies

Media Release from Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today welcomed the report from the United Nations Independent International Fact Finding Mission on…
| Rohingya Elsewhere, Arakan, BROUK |