The International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Rohingya population from genocide, a ruling cheered by refugees as their first major legal victory since being forced from their homes.
An independent commission established by Myanmar’s government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in operations that led more than 700,000 members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly denouncing human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
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.
Gambia’s legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the UN’s International Court of Justice on Tuesday.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel peace prize laureate, will head a team of lawyers to hearings at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague next week over charges leveled against the Asian state regarding genocide against the Rohingya Muslims.
Human rights groups in Latin America have filed a case against Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and members of the country’s military to hold them accountable for the state-sponsored atrocities perpetrated against the Rohingya Muslim minority group.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed concern Sunday over the plight of the 730,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar's Rakhine State, calling on Myanmar's government to take responsibility by dealing with the "root causes" of their plight and working toward their safe repatriation.
The UN's independent investigator on Myanmar says it's not safe for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh to return because Myanmar has failed to dismantle its "system of persecution" of Rohingya.
Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar 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".
Myanmar's Navy will join maritime drills with the US in Southeast Asia next week, a spokesman said Wednesday, in a rare show of military cooperation despite Washington slapping sanctions on top army brass over the Rohingya crisis.
Tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees marked the second anniversary of their displacement from Myanmar into Bangladesh by rallying, crying and praying Sunday as they demanded that Myanmar grant them citizenship and other rights before they agree to return.