US law firm says Rohingya faced ‘genocide’

After a months-long investigation into the Myanmar government’s persecution against the Rohingya, a US-based humanitarian rights law group has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Rohingya are victims of genocide.
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Twitter’s ignorance of hate speech in India highlights a wider social media problem

Executives were blissfully unaware that their platform is used to spread caste-based abuse on the subcontinent.  Earlier today  BuzzFeed   reported  on an off-the-record meeting that took place in India last week, at which Twitter executives, including CEO Jack Dorsey, were apparently oblivious to hate speech being disseminated on the platform in the country. The issue discussed at the meeting in New
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Headlines for November 16, 2018

Deadly NorCal Wildfire Kills At Least 63; 631 Reported Missing, Wildfire Smoke Creates Hazardous Air Quality in NorCal, DOJ Accidentally Reveals Indictments Against WikiLeaks' Assange, Florida Senate Race Heads to Manual Recount, Democrats Score House Wins in Maine, California, U.S. Sanctions 17 Saudis over Khashoggi Murder, White House Weighing Extradition of Exiled Turkish Cleric, Central American LGBTQ Migrants Face Additional Hurdles on Journey to U.S. Border, North Korea Deports U.S. Citizen as Kim Jong-un Oversees Weapon Test, Bangladesh Delays Plans
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Suu Kyi rebuffs criticism of US VP Pence over Rohingya persecution

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from US Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders on Wednesday over her government’s treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims.
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Headlines for November 14, 2018

California Wildfires Kill 50 Across State as Blazes Rage On, Police Arrest 51 Activists Demanding Climate Action from Pelosi, Landmark Climate Lawsuit by Young Activists in Legal Limbo, Pentagon Chief Mattis to Visit 6,000 Troops at U.S.-Mexico Border, Congressional Progressives Appear to Downplay Plans to Abolish ICE, Congressional Race Results Still Uncertain One Week After Midterms, Georgia: Black Woman State Senator Arrested at Peaceful Voter Protest, Fates of Senior Trump Advisers in Doubt After Clashes with FLOTUS, Trump Lawyers Prepare
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Rohingya returns only ‘at their freely expressed wish’: UN refugee chief

United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi affirmed that returns of Rohingya refugees, forced to flee their homes due to widespread and systematic violence in northern Myanmar, “should only take place at their freely expressed wish”.
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China-backed trade deal pushed back to 2019

Author:  Martin ABBUGAO | AFP ID:  1542092847814679800 Tue, 2018-11-13 06:50 SINGAPORE: A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal — without the United States — was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), covering half the world’s population, is billed
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China-backed trade deal center stage at summit as US retreats

Author:  Martin Abbugao | AFP ID:  1541908649647535700 Sun, 2018-11-11 03:36 SINGAPORE: World leaders will push for the rapid completion of a massive, China-backed trade deal that excludes the US at a summit this week, in a rebuke to rising protectionism and Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. China, Japan, India and other Asia-Pacific countries could announce a broad agreement on
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Facebook thinks it might be responsible for ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

In a report released late last night, the social media giant took some responsibility for incitement of violence over the last two years. Late on Monday night, Facebook released a report it had commissioned from an outside body that said the social network may hold some responsibility for the incitement of violence in Myanmar. In the Human Rights Impact Assessment: Facebook
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Refugees post-Pittsburgh, Rohingya trauma, and Pacific island storms: The Cheat Sheet

Here’s the IRIN team’s weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. */ On our radar:   Peace overtures on Yemen   Yemen’s peace process, which has been going nowhere fast for quite some time, may have received a jump-start this week. First, US defence secretary James Mattis told an audience in Washington, DC that the warring sides were ready to come to the
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ICIC concludes relief campaign for Rohingya refugee children

The Islamic Committee of the International Crescent (ICIC) has recently concluded a relief program for the children of Rohingya Muslim families in Bangladesh and the refugee camps along the border with Myanmar.
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ICIC calls for support to relief projects for children of Rohingya refugees

The Islamic Committee of the International Crescent (ICIC), a specialized institution of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has called on humanitarian organizations in member and non-member states of the OIC to support its project of providing
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UN experts renew call for referring Myanmar to ICC over atrocities against Rohingya

United Nations independent experts affirmed that continued denial of the facts and evidence of gross human rights violations by Myanmar is a clear indication of the country’s “lack of interest” in establishing a fully functioning democracy based on indivi
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Rohingya crisis: UN warns of ongoing genocide

The United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has briefed the Security Council on the results of its investigation into the deadly violence perpetrated by the country’s military against Muslim-majority Rohingya
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Afghan voting, Ugandan mudslides and Burundi’s rusty old signs: The Cheat Sheet

Here’s the IRIN team’s weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe. */ On our radar A vote for stability in Afghanistan   This weekend, analysts will be keeping an eye on voter turnout for parliamentary elections – seen as a harbinger of public confidence ahead of presidential elections scheduled for next April – as well as signs of voter fraud, which has
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Headlines for October 16, 2018

Saudi Officials to Offer New Narrative on Khashoggi Disappearance, Trump Floats "Rogue Killers" Narrative of Khashoggi Disappearance, President Trump Tours Areas Ravaged by Hurricane Michael, Florida Evacuates 4,000 from Hurricane-Damaged Prisons, Georgia County Rejects Nearly 1 in 10 Mail-In Ballots, BuzzFeed: UAE Used U.S. Mercenaries to Kill Yemeni Politicians, Syrian Rebels Refuse to Surrender Idlib Buffer Zone, Burmese Military Led Social Media Hate Campaign Against Rohingya, Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 2nd Captive Aid Worker, Honduran Caravan of 1,600 Migrants Makes
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​UN blasts India’s deportation of Rohingya to Myanmar

The United Nations voiced alarm on Friday over India’s deportation of seven Rohingya men to Myanmar despite warnings they could face persecution in a country where the military is accused of genocide against the Muslim minority
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US and Security Council Members Step-up Pressure on Burma

PRESS RELEASE Representatives for the Arakan Rohingya National Organisation (ARNO) have completed a two-week advocacy tour to the United States and United Nations, to galvanize… The post US and Security Council Members Step-up Pressure on Burma appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Fire Seen on Three Rohingya Houses in Maungdaw

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 4th October 2018 Maungdaw: Three Rohingya houses were seen to be on fire in a village of Maungdaw Township… The post Fire Seen on Three Rohingya Houses in Maungdaw appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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India to deport seven Rohingya to Burma

Indian police bused seven Rohingya to the border on Wednesday to be deported to neighbouring Burma (Myanmar) for illegal entry, officials and activists said, the… The post India to deport seven Rohingya to Burma appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Asean ministers raise heat on Burma’s Rohingya crisis

DESPITE its principle of non-intervention on domestic issues, Burma's (Myanmar) Asean neighbours have called on the country to ensure full accountability on those responsible for the atrocities against the Rohingya minority. The post Asean ministers raise heat on Burma’s Rohingya crisis appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Water Shortage Shoot Up Rohingya’s Hardships in Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 3rd October 2018 Coxsbazaar: Water shortage in a refugee camp of Coxsbazaar, Bangladesh shot up Rohingya’s hardships and they… The post Water Shortage Shoot Up Rohingya’s Hardships in Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Closed circuit: segregation on the Myanmar train to nowhere

More than 700,000 Rohingya have fled violent clashes and ethnic cleansing in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August last year. Photographer Hardy Amo makes the train journey through the scattered camps and villages where Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims once lived side by side The train leaves Sittwe, the capital of Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, and slowly begins the 11-mile journey to the village of Zaw Pu Gyar, edging across a stretch of countryside where Buddhists and Muslims once lived
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Burmese Gov’t Once Again Plans to Trap Rohingya in Concentration Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV correspondents | 1st October 2018 Buthidaung: Administration committee in Buthidaung Township organized an emergency meeting with village administrators and planned to… The post Burmese Gov’t Once Again Plans to Trap Rohingya in Concentration Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Why What’s Happening to the Rohingya Is Genocide

If international law creates a right—or even a duty—to respond to massive rights violations, such a right—or duty—has long since been triggered in Myanmar.
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Three Rohingya Injured in a Thunderbolt at Kutupalong

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 30th September 2018 Coxsbazaaar: A thunderbolt and heavy winds injured three Rohingya and destroyed nearly ten Rohingya shelters in Kutupalong makeshift camps… The post Three Rohingya Injured in a Thunderbolt at Kutupalong appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Corrupted Area Officers Disrupts Ration Distribution in Rohingya Camps

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 29th September 2018 Coxsbazaar: A corrupted ex-in charge officer have disrupted ration distribution in more than 5 blocks of… The post Corrupted Area Officers Disrupts Ration Distribution in Rohingya Camps appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Aung San Suu Kyi holds 'key' to freeing Reuters journalists, says Amal Clooney – video

The human rights lawyer has appealed to the Myanmar leader to pardon Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, saying Aung San Suu Kyi – a Nobel laureate – holds the key to their release. The two men, accused of breaching Myanmar’s state secrets law while reporting on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims, were jailed for seven years earlier this month – prompting international outrage. Clooney said the reporters were arrested in an attempt by Myanmar to keep Reuters from publishing
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Rohingay at Zero-Point Demanded their Safety Repeatedly

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 28th September 2018 Zero – point: Rohingya trapped at zero-point once again demanded their safety, security and dignified return… The post Rohingay at Zero-Point Demanded their Safety Repeatedly appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship

CANADA'S parliament on Thursday unanimously voted to revoke the honorary citizenship of Burma's (Myanmar) state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, following an earlier resolution to label the Rohingya crisis in the Southeast Asian country a "genocide." The post Canada to revoke Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary citizenship appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Canadian MPs vote to strip Aung San Suu Kyi of honorary citizenship

The symbolic vote by Canadian legislators is in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar Canadian politicians have voted unanimously to strip Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary citizenship in response to crimes committed against the Rohingya minority. The move by the House of Commons lower chamber has no effect because honorary citizenship is conferred by a joint resolution of both the House and the upper Senate chamber and officials say it
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ERC welcomes landmark Human Rights Council resolution on Burma but calls for more action to secure ICC referral

Press Release ERC welcomes landmark Human Rights Council resolution on Burma (Myanmar) but calls for more action to secure ICC referral Geneva, Amsterdam, Hamburg: The European… The post ERC welcomes landmark Human Rights Council resolution on Burma but calls for more action to secure ICC referral appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Global leaders must match fine words on migration with urgent action

Too many governments are quick to champion humane migration but slow to make it happen. UN talks on the new global compact offer a chance for change This week, representing the world’s largest humanitarian network, I will join several high-level UN general assembly discussions on migration. I will take every opportunity I can to press for actions to match words on safe, orderly and regular migration. Up for discussion will be the hard-won global compact for
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Rohingya Continued Demanding Recognition & Justice through Protests

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 27th September 2018 Cox’sBazaar: Groups of desperate Rohingya suffering in makeshift camps of Cox’sBazaar, Bangladesh were seen in peaceful… The post Rohingya Continued Demanding Recognition & Justice through Protests appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Burma’s delaying tactics blocking Rohingya return – Bangladesh PM

NEW YORK – Bangladesh’s leader accused neighboring Burma (Myanmar) of finding new excuses to delay the return of more than 700,000 Rohingya who were forced… The post Burma’s delaying tactics blocking Rohingya return – Bangladesh PM appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Malaysia wants Burma’s commanders probed for ‘atrocities’ against Rohingya

MALAYSIA has joined the list of countries seeking the international prosecution of Burma's (Myanmar) military commanders for the alleged atrocities committed against the Rohingya Muslim minorities. The post Malaysia wants Burma’s commanders probed for ‘atrocities’ against Rohingya appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Rohingya Globally Disavow Dr. Wakar Uddin Following His Betrayal Exposed Repeatedly

“I am Rohingya. Dr. Wakar doesn’t represent me.” RV Opinion*By Ro Abdullah Arakani The recent anti-Rohingya statement of a so-called activist Dr. Wakar Uddin in… The post Rohingya Globally Disavow Dr. Wakar Uddin Following His Betrayal Exposed Repeatedly appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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OIC raising Rohingya plight at UN General Assembly in New York

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will raise the plight of Myanmar's long-suffering Rohingya Muslim minority, during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour conference speech: “We represent the new common sense of our time”

The Labour leader declared that “where the Tories have divided and ruled, we will unite and govern”. Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking at Labour Party Conference today, said: Thank you for that welcome. I want to start by thanking the workers, the fantastic staff at the Conference Centre and hotels, the Labour Party staff who make this
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Q&A: An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh

IPS Correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage talks to AMBASSADOR MASUD BIN MOMEN, permanent representative of Bangladesh to the U.N about the Rohingya' crisis. The post Q&A: An Uncertain Future Ahead for Rohingya in Bangladesh appeared first on Inter Press Service .
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Burmese Police Dragged Rohingya in Torments to Extort Money

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 26th September 2018 Buthidaung: A Burmese police tormented Rohingya villagers of Buthidaung Township to extort heavy amount of money… The post Burmese Police Dragged Rohingya in Torments to Extort Money appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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IOM Deploys New Ambulance Fleet to Serve Rohingya Refugees, Local Community in Bangladesh Camps

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has deployed a fleet of ten new ambulances fitted with critical medical equipment to support emergency health services for Rohingya refugees and local host community residents in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. The vehicles, funded by the United Kingdom, Sweden, the United States and the European Union, contain specialist […] The post IOM Deploys New Ambulance Fleet to Serve Rohingya Refugees, Local Community in Bangladesh Camps appeared first on Inter Press
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Once Again Rohingya Stood in Demand of Recognition & Justice through Mass Gathering

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th September 2018 Cox’sBazaar: Hundreds of Rohingya in different groups were seen in mass protest at various locations of… The post Once Again Rohingya Stood in Demand of Recognition & Justice through Mass Gathering appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Burma staged ‘well-planned’ atrocities against Rohingya, says US State Dept

BURMA'S (Myanmar) military staged a "well-planned and coordinated" campaign of mass killings, gang rapes and other atrocities against the minority Muslim Rohingya population in the country, a US government investigation found. The post Burma staged ‘well-planned’ atrocities against Rohingya, says US State Dept appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
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Two Rakhines Mercilessly Decapitated A Rohingya Innocent

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 25th September 2018 Buthidaung: Two Moghs (Rakhines) brutally murdered a Rohingya in a village tract of Buthidaung Township on… The post Two Rakhines Mercilessly Decapitated A Rohingya Innocent appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Camp Authorities Negligence Worsened Lavatories Leakage Condition

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th September 2018 Kutupalong: Lavatories leakage condition in Kutupalong makeshift refugee camp has worsened the lives of multiple Rohingya families residing near… The post Camp Authorities Negligence Worsened Lavatories Leakage Condition appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Monks Tortured, Looted & Illegally Extorted Money from A Rohingya Driver

By Rohingya Vision TV Correspondents | 24th September 2018 Buthidaung: Extremists Buddhist Monks looted a Rohingya’s CNG vehicle and illegally extorted a huge sum to… The post Monks Tortured, Looted & Illegally Extorted Money from A Rohingya Driver appeared first on Rohingya Vision .
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Recap of Recent Pieces on Just Security (September 17-21)

International Criminal Court Sergey Vasiliev, The Legal Line Crossed in Bolton’s Attack on the ICC Alex Moorehead and Alex Whiting, Countries’ Reactions to Bolton’s Attack on the ICC Aryeh Neier, Bolton, the ICC and the Rohingya Marty Lederman, Does Trump Have Legal Authority to Follow Through on John Bolton’s Threats to the Int’l Criminal Court? …   continue »
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